Countdown is ON!

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After my last chemotherapy, I now have only 5 treatments left to go! When I sit and think about it, that still seems like quite a few but in retrospect, I have already been through 4 months, so two more months should fly by! My last chemo treatment went better than expected. They gave me more anti-anxiety/nausea medication than they have before and that really seemed to help! I slept the whole way home and went to bed as soon as I got home. I didn’t really remember much about that day after it was all over which is how I like it! 🙂

The doctor said that my blood counts were slowly but surely raising which is good! I also had gained TWO pounds! While my whole family and Will were both very excited about this news, I was not!! I realize that maintaining a good weight is good during this time but no girl ever likes to gain weight! I am trying to eat healthy and walk more because swim suit season is just around the corner and even if I have to sit in the shade by the pool, I will be wearing a swim suit! 🙂

I have been kind of frustrated this past week because I have been really tired and low on energy. I realize that is probably normal for a person going through chemotherapy. However, it is so hard when you used to be such an active person to try to pace yourself when doing things so you don’t get worn out. I feel like I play a mental game with myself daily. I tell myself that I can do whatever I want to get done that day and then my body ends up getting too worn out after I have pushed it to the limit. I just can’t stop, I’m not a lazy person!

This past weekend, I hung out with Will and his daughter Ashlei quite a bit. We were lucky to be able to hang out outside a lot because it has been so nice out! Saturday night, Nanny and I stayed in and watched the Thunder game on TV because mom and dad and Will all had tickets to go to the game in OKC! I’m not gonna lie, we may have been a tiny bit jealous! 🙂 Monday night, I got a new phone! Mine had been acting up lately and was almost two years old so when our contract ran out, it was time for me to get a new one. On Tuesday nights, Nanny and I have a ritual of going to watch Will’s team play softball. It’s a lot of fun and something for us to do to get outside! Yesterday, Nanny and I went mattress shopping. I haven’t been sleeping well and the only thing I can think of that may be hindering that is that my mattress is uncomfortable. So we went and found a really soft mattress and I slept a LOT better last night! 🙂 Last night, I also walked two miles with my friend Emily! That was a milestone for me!

Things are about to get really crazy around here with graduation coming up in a little over a week now! Please pray that I feel better than I did this past weekend during the weekend of graduation. I am really nervous about that! I don’t have much planned this weekend besides watching Ashlei’s soccer games and resting. The weather has been so nice out lately and there is nothing better than sitting outside and relaxing. Hope you all are enjoying it as much as I am!

My bible study this past week was about peace. I have said this since the very beginning, but God has been SO great about giving me peace during this, ever since day 1! One of our daily lessons this week was about Lazarus and it really hit home with me. If you get a chance you might read John Chapter 11. Although I had heard this story many times growing up, it meant so much more to me now. I pray that God gives each of you an overwhelming peace, knowing that He is taking care of every situation or condition you may have. John 14:27 states “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Thanks so much for your continued support and prayer. God is good!

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  1. Brittany~as I read this, it is 5:39 a.m. and it is storming outside and has all night. I couldn’t sleep and thankfully my computer was on and I was able to read about your week. I turned on KTTN which plays gospel music at this hour and as I got to your last paragraph about how God has given you peace through this struggle, The Statler Brothers song, “There Will Be Peace In The Valley” came on. It gave me goosebumps but know it was not a coincidence. God has every moment in our lives planned out and it is a joy when we see how His plan works. I am thinking about you this morning and pray that you have a good day and am confident that God will give you a good graduation week. Pam

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