Posted on February 20, 2014
I have been going over and over in my head for the last couple of months trying to find the words to write this Thank you post. I do not have a way with words like my sister does plus I start to write and my brain gets cloudy. It is apparently a side effect of chemo they lovingly call Chemo-Brain. It could last a few months or a few years. I am not a fan I mean who would be but sometimes I cannot even think of the right word I am trying to use.
First I want to thank my sister Emily for starting this website for me. It really means a lot to me. I also want to thank my whole family. Everyone, my husband, my parents, my sisters, my bro in law really turned out and helped me in so many ways. The little’s including my girl, my nieces and nephew really helped out as well. Everyone really pulled together and I know I was a handful.
Like I said above I am not good with words but I hope you will get my meaning. I am not going to thank everyone by name because well that will just take about forever and who really wants to read an 80 page list of names. Frankly I am also afraid I would forget someone and I would feel awful if I did that.
Thank you to everyone who donated money. I cannot even explain to you how much that helped Jamie and me this past year. To not have to worry so much about paying the mounting medical bills was really a blessing. It was so incredibly kind of everyone.
Thank you to everyone who brought us food during chemo. It helped out so much. I wasn’t feeling great and it is really hard to take care of your family cooking and cleaning so all that was priceless.
I have a giant group of geeky/nerdy friends out there, you know who you are. Some of us have yet to even meet in person and you amaze me every day. Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies you sent me. Clothes, Hats, Toys, Action Figures, Books, DVDs, etc. etc. All those amazing gifts really brought a smile to my face. Thank you guys so much! The internet gets a bad rap sometimes but I have met some of my best friends online and they mean the world to me.
Thank you to everyone who sent prayers, added me to their prayer lists at church, sent happy thoughts and pixie dust. Thank you for the notes, cards, emails, messages and all that good stuff. When you are going through this it is nice to know that you have people out there thinking of you.
I will end this with a little update. I had my exchange surgery on Dec 12, 2013. We like to say I got my Christmas Bells a bit early. That is a little crude I know but you need laughter in this situation because honestly there are far too many tears. My plastic surgeon is really pleased with how they turned out. I have to say they look pretty good even though getting used to them is pretty strange.
I had a bone scan a couple weeks ago because I am having a lot of pain in my bones but it came out clear so that is good. My oncologist said it is just my body healing itself after all the chemo I had.
As of right now I am done. I am in remission or also what they call NED(no evidence of disease). I will be seeing my oncologist every 3 months for this first year for blood work and a checkup. After that it goes to every 6 months or so. I will also see my plastic surgeon every couple months to make sure all is healing with my implants.
So that is that. I am coming up on the date I found the lump in March of 2013 which also means I am coming up on the day I was diagnosed which was March 29, 2013. Truthfully I am feeling a little stressed about it. We will thankfully be out of town having a relaxing weekend I hope will help.
I will update this if there is a change but really I hope I never have too. I am going to start crying now.
Well I did it. It is a bit whacky for which I am sorry but hey that’s me. I cannot THANK YOU all enough. Honestly you are an amazing group of people. I love you!
“May the Force Be With You”