Marathoners sometimes hit a "wall"--their body starts acting up and their thoughts may move toward quitting a race but most marathoners push through and FINISH their race. I think that's where I am today...I have hit a "wall". I can see the finish line and I know that I don't have very many chemo treatments left. Tomorrow will be #14 for me, so 5 after this one. ( I only need one hand to count them with!! THAT is exciting!! But I am "over" it, if you know what I mean...) I am ready for our lives to be "normal" again.
My daddy had SUCH words of encouragement to me today. He said "Em, in my mind I see you as almost one year cancer free!" Those few words spoke VOLUMES to me this afternoon! I haven't thought of myself in those terms. I'm not sure I have ever really thought of myself as a "cancer patient"---some view this as denial, I view it as a hiccup on my life's path, however we view it--we are almost there!!!!!
Please continue to pray for us. I am so blessed and thankful to have my family and friends to help pull me through this journey in life. You know--the Bible says that there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. There are a couple of you that have stuck by me and helped hold me up in times of turmoil. You know who you are. I love you mucho! Thank you for loving me, being there during my highs and lows and always encouraging me to "go, go, go"!!
Until next time...