relay for life

On Friday night I attended the Relay for Life in my area. It was inspiring to hear stories of others who have gone before me in their cancer journey. Here are some photos:

They asked me where I was in my cancer journey and I said almost in remission! Who knows, maybe the cancer is already gone, and I just don’t know it yet.

Here is what they call “the survivor’s lap.” I really did want to skip around the track, but I didn’t want to take away from the moment. Maybe next time.

A teacher who works with my mom, Julie, organized for me to participate in Relay for Life. Thanks Julie!

I had a cheering section! My friends Cindy, her daughter Jacque and Jacque’s three kids Andrew, Aidan and Sophie came. Sophie loved my medal.

This was an awesome event, and one I hope I can go back to and give a shout out for how many years I’ve lived without cancer.

pac-man-ing schedule
Right now the season I am in is living with cancer, but that season may not be too much longer. I received a Pac-Man in the mail from a family who I met in North Carolina at CIT training. One of their kiddos made this for me. I love it and thought I would add an example of the cancer cells Mr. Pac-Man is chomping. Here’s my upcoming chomping schedule and how you can pray:

• June 14 – I have my first scan since receiving chemo treatments! Pray that this will be an awesome report, but regardless, pray that God will receive glory for what He’s doing in my body and in this season of my life. Never in my life have I felt more like a vessel (2 Corinthians 4).

• June 15 – Chemo #5; I have new anti-nausea drugs that will hopefully help me not feel so sick this time around. Pray that this drug will work! Pray for my blood counts when going into this fifth chemo. I had lower counts than usual last time on the day of my chemo. Better counts may help my body respond more favorably to the treatment. Also, pray that I can easily take my steroids for the five days of chemo week.

• June 22ish – Blood count test. I will get my blood tested again, like I do following each chemo treatment. Pray that the report will be good and so I can be out and about not quarantined to avoid germs.

signing off for a bit
Well friends, tomorrow morning I head to Florida for a few days of “girls getaway” with my mom. I’m excited to get out of town and celebrate the fact that I feel great enough to go. Yay God! I will be disconnected from my blog, Facebook and e-mail until at least Friday, so don’t worry about me if you don’t hear from me until my scan on June 14. I’m probably doing great and having too much fun! Thank you for your prayers!

P.S. Here’s a photo of my niece Khloe. She’s not quite ready to feed herself! 😉

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