It has been just over 5 months since they diagnosed me with Stage 4 Colon cancer, and a lot has happened in those 5 months. I have lost nearly 40 pounds, I have completely changed the way I eat, undergone chemo, spent countless hours seated in a chair receiving treatments, and even a complete wardrobe change. It has been a pretty crazy 5 months to say the least. Overall, I feel quite healthy. The best I have felt since childhood. I continue with my heat treatments at Integrated Health in Ft. Langley and I spend 16 hours a week having lymphatic drainage and Vitamin C IV treatments. It is a full time job trying to get healthy. In early January, I will be having my blood work done so that I can see how my tumor markers are doing. To be honest, this is what frightens me from time to time. I am praying and believing for a good report. For me, one of my biggest struggles right now is my thought life. Like everyone, I have good and bad days. The bad days don’t seem to be showing up as much as they once did, but they do come knocking on my door every so often. The emotional battles are the most difficult. Trying to remain positive and ‘faith-filled’ can be hard at times. I am constantly being assaulted with negative thoughts about my health, my future, and my family, but I won’t give up! I am determined to fight this battle and win.
Not too much else to report.
Lastly, I want to say thanks again to everyone who reads the blog. It means a lot to Jamie and I that you take the time to read about what is happening in our lives at this time. We hope that in some small way, we can encourage and motivate anyone who comes across this site. We are excited for what God has in store for us moving into 2016. Happy New Year! Oh yeah, and just a quick reminder, no matter what happens, God is still good!