So I don’t really have a lot to write about but I want to keep you all updated on what’s going on in my life and not go too long between posts. This past weekend was a lot of fun! Nanny and I spent the day together on Saturday and luckily I felt good enough to get out and run some errands and watch a movie with her! We also did Ashlei’s birthday party on Sunday and although we couldn’t do much outside due to the heat, it was still a good time! I owe a big thanks to Will’s sister Ashley for helping us out and letting us have it at her house. I had so much fun sitting outside on Will’s parents back porch with the kids that evening as well.
I have learned more and more the past few days about just how bad “chemo brain” actually is. I am usually really organized and am able to have everything in order. However, Will’s sister quickly learned on Sunday that I am not on my “A game” these days. I couldn’t think of anything that we needed for the party and had to apologize several times for being so dense! 🙂 Then just last night my mother and I were talking about graduation and I seriously could not remember if I called last week to order my cap and gown or not. Luckily, my call log showed that I had and when I called again today to make sure they were very understanding! It’s amazing just how bad it affects your memory. I hope the long-term effects are not this bad.
I finished getting everything in order for my graduation today! Cap, gown, and graduation announcements are ordered; class dues are paid; and I have been working on finishing up my final portfolio. It’s getting so close! My chemotherapy just happens to fall on the Wednesday before my graduation. I asked the doctor this past week if we could switch my chemo day that week so I would have a little more time to recover. He highly recommended that we didn’t because research has proven that reoccurrence rates are lower when you stick to a schedule. He told me that I should have plenty of adrenaline flowing that day to get me through the day just fine.
I have been thanking God this week for helping me to feel better sooner! The only thing that is still really difficult for me is the lack of energy. I think that sometimes effects my mood more than anything because I am not able to do the things I was normally used to doing. I walked a mile through my neighborhood last night with my mom, Will’s mom, and Will’s niece and my legs ached the whole night. I am not complaining because I am so glad I was able to walk that far! Besides the rain today, the weather has been so nice and I have loved being outside every chance I get! I used to complain that our deck was shaded all afternoon because I couldn’t lay out in the sun. However, now I am loving the shade because I can sit out there all day! 🙂
It’s the little things that make me so happy right now! I love the sunny warm weather, being around kids (if they aren’t sick), and spending time visiting with friends and family! I am so happy that I still have one more week before my next round of chemo. Hopefully I am able to have another fun weekend and celebrate Easter with the people I love. God is good and I am still so thankful for the many blessings He has given me through all of this. I once told a friend that was going through cancer that God never gives you more than you can handle. I am now trusting my own words because I know He is making me stronger with each day that passes. Thank you so much for your prayers! He is so good ALL THE TIME! 🙂