This morning was my monthly “maintenance” appointment. Cycle #7! I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by. I feel like my whole life is timed on these monthly appointments and it feels like they come sooner each month. Thankfully this mornings appointments went very easy, almost too easy! My girl Roxanne is out this week so I had a new male nurse putting my IV in. Luckily for me, he listened when I told him not to use the veins in my hands and he was able to stick me quickly and painlessly. Everything continues to look really good. More importantly, I continue to feel very good!! My doctor has decided that I no longer need to have the monthly bone infusion and that going forward I will only need to get the infusion every three months! Great news considering a little less that is being pumped into my body all of the time. Next month is another routine visit and then in January we have the next set of scans. All prayers welcome that things will remain stable!
This Thanksgiving (and everyday) I am incredibly thankful for so many things. I am thankful for the two little, amazing people that have made me a mom. They continue to amaze me every day and I am proud of the people that they are becoming. I am thankful for an amazing husband that has been the epitome of love and support and reminds me daily that I can do this! I am thankful to have such wonderful family around us that has come to my rescue time and time again, whether it be helping me with my kids or just showing us endless support and love. I am thankful for so many wonderful friends who have proven how fortunate we are to be surrounded by so many who truly care about and love us. I am thankful to live in a place that houses some of the worlds best doctors and thankful that these people are the ones that are treating me. I am thankful for modern medicine for which is keeping me alive and living a normal life despite this diagnosis. I am thankful to have a job where the people I work with and for have shown me the utmost support and have worked with me through all of this.
Obviously I wish that I was not in this situation and that cancer has not found a home in my by body but I am thankful for what having Cancer has taught me. It has shown me that I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. It has taught me that there are so many things in life that are not worth getting upset about or worrying over. It has shown me that things can change in an instant; be present and cherish moments with the people you love.
Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you all a great day with your love ones. XOXO