The last week has been horrible, but the last few days have offered us some glimpses of hope and plenty of laughs with friends. We’ll take what we can get!
The world keeps spinning around me a million miles an hour and I feel like I’m on pause, trying to find my place. My dad called me the other day and reminded me about how important it is for us to do the things we want to do and live our lives to the fullest.
I left the appointment with my therapist feeling a little better, but not near as good as I felt once I hopped in my truck and cranked up some rock and roll for the ride back home.
The good news is, the chemo has been working. I think I’ve taken three rounds of Temodar chemotherapy and it’s gone well. According to the last few MRI scans, my tumor has shrunk substantially.
I recently had the opportunity to join Dr. Deming on the MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Education Series podcast. We talk about my experience as a cancer survivor, my experience with Above + Beyond Cancer, and how Dr. Deming and I got to know each other. Thought I’d share it on my blog!
I keep hearing from the doctors that we have plenty of options to treat this damn disease, but I wonder if leading a completely normal life without brain cancer will ever be an option again.
It’s such a strange thing to be evaluating quantity vs.quality of life types of decisions when you’re only 37 years old and you still have a mortgage and still play video games.
Today I can only muster up just enough courage to breathe in, breathe out. Today I only have the confidence to take one more step and live one more day at a time, even in this mess. Maybe that’s all I need.