i am a little freaked out, i must admit. i am feeling so good right now... like the best i have in a long time! i have so much energy and am back to working out everyday. i just don't want to fall back and lose the stamina that i've got going on right now.
we went on a long hike monday with the kids and the dog. it was so awesome! for those of you in utah you may know about dog lake up millwood canyon. the hike was 2.6 miles up. declan hiked the entire thing! mitch, of course, rode on daddy's shoulders! our dog, lucy, barely walked yesterday... she was wiped out! everything seems to be heading in the right direction. keith's job... the kids... etc. i cannot wait until this cancer thing is long and gone... survivorship all the way!
i have had some recent upsets. one of my dear friends that i met while in treatment informed me by email that her cancer has already returned. i am thinking of her and her family constantly. i have so many questions about how she discovered it... etc. she is still trying to digest all that is going on so i haven't had an opportunity to speak with her. she is an amazing woman, she has inspired my fight and awesome attitude towards all of this bullshit! her and i have had basically the same treatment plan, but what i've learned with cancer is that no one's journey is the same... everyone's is different in some special way.
there is also another woman within my close circle of friends that has just been diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma. she is also a mother of very young children. i am also constantly thinking of her and what she is going through and about to. it's just not fair! non of this! i knew that after being diagnosed and becoming a member of this incredible group of women survivors... that i would have plenty of opportunity to help and inspire others... i just didn't realize it would happen so quickly and so close to home. to have others within my immediate circle of friends... is so upsetting. it just goes to show how many are being affected by this. this all scares me very much... but i am grateful for the opportunities to be there for them and to have an experience to share with them to help get them through.
i have to go... treatment is in one hour.
i love you all and appreciate so much the support that i have around me daily!!!!
look at how much hair i have.... woohoo!!!!