New Year, New Me

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It’s almost unfathomable that today marks two years since my diagnosis date! Some days I feel like it was just yesterday and then other days it’s hard to remember that I even went through such a thing. Today, I read through some of my old blogs to help me remember what it was like during that time in my life. It brought back such a strange emotion that I couldn’t read much of it. It’s crazy how God helps you to forget the bad and only remember the good.

I meant to write this post about a month ago but things have been so busy lately. I had my appointment with Dr. Armor on December 20th and although I had already gotten the results that my CT scan was clear, it was awesome to hear it from him also! I had been a little worried due to having a swollen lymph node in my neck during that time because I had been sick with a sinus infection. Dr. Armor said I had nothing to worry about, it was just my submandibular gland that I was feeling! ๐Ÿ™‚ He also said that since I am two years out, I could start seeing him every 6 months instead of every 3 months. I wanted to ask him “Do people have a hard time letting you go?” While I am excited because this is a milestone, it still gives me a little bit of anxiety. I have to trust that he knows what he is doing. I couldn’t have received a better Christmas present. I am so blessed!

I started my job at Integris Health in Edmond almost 2 months ago now! I absolutely love it! I have wonderful co-workers and patients who make my job a lot of fun! The hospital where I work is only 3 years old but they are already getting ready to start building a new medical office building where we will move next year. It’s growing so fast! It’s right off of interstate 35, so if you are ever traveling south, feel free to stop by and see me! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also moved to Edmond about 2 weeks ago and live in my very own 2 bedroom apartment on the third floor! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so nice to have my own place and I love all the decorating. However, it is a little too quiet for my liking. I have plenty of friends down there so I am trying to stay busy! I am getting ready to start a women’s bible study with several of the girls that I know who live in OKC. We are going to do Beth Moore’s study on David. I’m really excited about it!

We are getting ready to do our annual “Run Lucky 5K” on March 16th which is the race that the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society puts on in OKC each year. We always put a team together and make shirts for the race! I think our theme this year is going to be “Overcome.” We usually have a one word theme with a verse to go with it. This year we are gonna use one of my favorite verses which is John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” This verse has proven true to me over and over again these past couple years. Although we always go through trials and tribulation, God always comes through! Feel free to join our team if you want- the more the merrier!

I feel like God has given me a new lease on life with so many new opportunities this year! I continue to pray for what he has in store for my future. I will try to post pictures and blog after we do the race in March. I want to thank you again for the prayers you have sent my way! I ask one specific prayer request tonight. Please be praying for my friend Kristy, whom I met during my chemo adventure. She continues to struggle with breast cancer which has metastasized to her lungs and brain. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ While it breaks my heart daily for her, I firmly believe in the power of prayer and know that God is still in the business of performing miracles. May His will be done in her life!ย I pray that 2014 will be a year of many highs for each of you.

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  1. Brittany,

    I love reading your updates. I’m thrilled your job is working out so well and you must really enjoy your new apartment. Decorating is so fun! We’ve been in this house over a year and I’m still trying to decorate….just takes time and money, right!!! I wanted to give you my experience dealing with patients and “moving on”. It is so common for people to have so many mixed emotions after such a life threatening experience. As you know, you felt and thought so many things you’d never been exposed to before. It’s so normal to have fear after the trauma of the initial diagnosis and it just takes time to believe that you’ll never have to relive that experience. There’s sometimes a sense of survivors guilt too when you’ve been exposed to so many people that sadly don’t survive or like Kristy who continue to fight. Celebrate you and know that God has a plan for each of us. Your dominance over cancer is such a victory and we all know each persons plan is not of our own making but in God’s hands. You’ve been through so much at an already difficult time in life entering adult hood!! Slow and steady and you’ll get there. I know you are so loved by your family and friends! Take care Brittany and I’ve enjoyed being in touch with you lately.

    Sincerely, Julie

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