Hopefully this collection of ‘just us’ images will make up for the fact that I didn’t have a chance to share one last month. We had a fun month filled with adventure and activities. I’ll fill you in more with the next post of ‘what april looks like’ in a couple weeks. :)
We woke up at the crack of dawn for Brooks to race in the Carlsbad Jr. 1 mile race! He was awesome! He proudly sported his medal after the race!
After we missed an entire season of Padre games last year, I grabbed us tickets for 3 games this season. We had fun watching the Padres take on the Rockies. Well, I watched and Brooks snacked … nothing like ball park treats!! Of course we went early to catch batting practice and Brooks even walked away with a ball courtesy of one of the players.
We’ve even made it to Disneyland for a gorgeous day of rides and even more treats!
I had a special session with a childhood friend’s family last weekend so I brought Brooks to meet her 6 kids! Before we left, she snapped this one of us! xoxo
Our weeks are now filled with extra training for Brooks’ new adventure … triathlons. Last Sunday he had a bike/run training session along these gorgeous trails. I brought my bike to help with the ride. I love sharing this activity with Brooks and I’m so incredibly proud of how much dedication and passion he gives to this new sport.
Please take a moment to continue on with the circle by visiting Carey Pace.
For over a year now, even before I was diagnosed with lymphoma back in September, I’ve used this monthly post to update friends with my journey. I had my last scan and blood draw in March and it all looked good for my visit with my oncologist. The nodes had shrunk since the December scans, but they were still bigger than my first scan in September. The fact that they were smaller was VERY good news for me. In addition to that, I had a bone marrow biopsy in February to test if the cancer was also in my bones. All along the Dr. assumed it was based on the fact that there are tumors all over my body. But guess what? It’s not in my bones… which means it’s stage 3 and not stage 4. It was such a blessing to finally have some good news after all the bad visits. The Dr. even went so far as to say I was glowing! I bet he doesn’t get to say that too often. I also have gained the 5 pounds he wanted me to gain to prepare my body for the chemo, but now that I don’t have to start chemo yet, I’m ready for that 5 pounds to be gone until I need them. ;)
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my diagnosis, but there is finally a quiet peace that has settled within me. I feel so strong and healthy, it’s still hard to believe that I’m ill.
Last weekend my friend Susan’s husband was diagnosed with throat cancer. (Susan is the wonderful woman who organized the trip to Hawaii for us.) Everything came rushing back … the terror, the tears, the anger, the pain … as I knew another person I loved was experiencing all of this. My heart broke for them. He’s got the strength and power of his wonderful wife who is a force and is already doing so much to find the best course of treatment. This is such an ugly diagnosis. My love and prayers are sent to John and his whole family. xoxo