Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Phase 2...

Phase 2 of this journey started yesterday and pretty much went off without a hitch.  It did take 5 tries to get the IV in, but other than that, smooth sailing.  It looks like I'll be getting a port put in before my next cycle; I'd prefer not to have the anxiety of getting stuck with a needle repeatedly.  Besides, I have the opportunity to see my caring, compassionate, competent, intelligent, adorable surgeon again.  Maybe I'll finally be brave enough to ask him for a photo with me.

Today, I'm grateful:

-for my completely supportive husband who is my rock when I need him most, especially on days like yesterday xo
-for a relatively uneventful first infusion of my cleansing medication
-for my BFF that consistently checks in on me to see how I'm doing, sees me at my worst and my best and loves me anyway
-for ALL our wonderful friends and family who are providing delicious healthy meals for us, continuous support, and most importantly a circle of love and strength
-for the doctors and nurses that are invested in making me well and keeping me healthy
-for my parents who are essential in keeping life "normal" for Little Miss and E and are here in a moment's notice for ANYTHING, most importantly with their unconditional love and faith telling me confidently that I am going to kick this to the curb...whoop, whoop! 
-for my two beautiful kids, my biggest motivation to get this job done!

"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
Alfred North Whitehead