Monday, November 28, 2011

Overdue Thanks

It may be a few days after Thanksgiving but today is still a pretty big day for us as it has now officially been 365 days since Tim was rediagnosed & our world was sent spinning yet again. This time it seemed like the spinning was even more out of control than the first and we were feeling pretty lost for awhile. Today, though, we get to celebrate that Tim is still here, still strong & still fighting. It has not been an easy year for us in a multitude of ways but we've managed to make it through thanks to so many wonderful people.

I realized this past week that although we've mentioned some of incredible acts of kindness we've seen over the past year, I don't think we've really stepped back to thank everyone as we should. There have been so many people that have helped in so many different ways, some without even realizing just how much their actions meant to us. From both of our companies & the employees of each stepping out way above & beyond anything we could've imagined to our friends, family & neighbors who have made sure we are well cared for in every imaginable way to the strangers who have provided random acts of kindness through a thoughtful word or gesture and finally all of the caregivers who have become like a second family to us over these past 2 years.

There really are no words to tell you all how much we appreciate everything, I guess that's why its taken us so long to even try, we've been searching for the words to let you know how much it all means & just how blown away we've been but there really are none that do any justice. So please just know that you have changed us & our lives for the better.

We still have an incredibly long way to go, and we know there will be lots of ups & downs ahead but please know just how incredibly grateful we are each day to know how strong of a support system we have behind us.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Number 32

Let me first start this blog off by saying sorry that I havent written anything in a while. Things have been pretty quiet around my household so there really hasnt been much to talk about. But I am here currently at the Cancer Center getting a treatment and got a bit of good news here today so I thought that I would pass it along. My CEA has been dropping over the past 6 - 7 treatments and we found out today that it has gone from 4 to 3.4. Which means that I am almost normal again. We still have a ways to go but it was nice to hear such a big drop when I got here today.

This past weekend Steven got invited to play Sage Valley on Saturday and was able to take a guest with him. I was the lucky guest that got to go. This was my second trip down there and it was just as much fun as the first. It is such a great golf course and it is really fun to play with a caddy. I didnt put the ball very well but it was still a great trip. We stayed overnight Saturday after the golf in one of the cottages that they have on site and it was really nice. We were able to watch Carolina lose and then watch the Bama vs LSU game also. We got to meet some great people and had a lot of fun.

I am hopefully going to finish this treatment with ease and then will be able to head down to Columbia to watch USC vs Florida on Saturday. I hope that everyone has a great week.