Well, this is not how I had invisioned the year ending and the New Year beginning..but we don't choose those things. I am grateful that I have my first chemo behind me and I feel it is working because of the side effects...I can imagine all those nasty cancer cells being gobbled up by the "chemo pac men"! It has been ten years since I was fighting this battle...I have certainly forgotten so much about that time. I know that I have my fighting gloves on and will "fight like a girl"(didn't have this cute slogan ten years ago LOL) I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason....we may not recognize the reason right now...but we will sooner or later. I hope to think that I am a stronger and better person because of this experience ten years ago. I hope to learn and be even better and stronger this time around!
I want to say how much that I appreciate my wonderful sister, Kimberly and my husband for being there by my side with their gloves on too! I am so truly blessed to have soooo many wonderful friends and prayer warriors supporting me and encouraging me...I can't tell you how much that means to me...again...I get by with a little help from my friends! I have alot of wonderful friends that inspire my crafting (my wonderful ya ya sisters), nurses, respiratory therapists, my awesome church family (that I couldn't make it without) and I even have my own special pharmacist (the amazing Missy) whom I can and do consult all the time! I would say that I am truly blessed to have such an amazing team on my side, wouldn't you? Oh, and I sure don't want to forget Princess Breanna....she has been a constant in my life for about a year now and I can't tell you how much joy she has given me. She is five years old now...but she can ya ya with us, go to doctor's appointments (and listens...reminds me of the do's and don'ts of hip replacement surgery), goes to church with me, learning alot of crafts, can now say her "Now I lay me,,,bedtime prayer) and is such a big help and support to me....she was a great nurse to me after my hip surgery...handing me dishes from the dishwasher and such. Did I say she was a joy? She truly is!
Everything happens for a reason. I am grateful that after months of leg pain, I was finally led to Dr. Hefley and got my new hip! I can't imagine going through this with the pain I was having before my hip replacement...See, God really does have a plan for us...He is in control and I trust Him completely!
Goodbye 2009....come on in 2010!!!
A Happy and Healthy New Year to all!!!!