Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Just finished my second week of the trial! Hooray!!  On Monday I will begin receiving the drug in it's full dose.  I am so looking forward to it and seeing all the amazing things it will do. Just as a reminder, this drug is not a cure, but rather a band-aid (who cares as long as the crazies are not growing!).  I'll be taking it as long as it is working for me, which could be years or until there is another treatment that is better for me.

Teya is sitting here with me and we just finished watching Kris Carr's vlog together. I love sharing her messages with Teya.  Don't know her - well you should check her out.  She's the friend I've never met. Her blog is Crazy Sexy Life and the link is on my blog list.   She is the most inspirational woman I know and because of her, I am as healthy as I am.  I may have cancer, but I am still healthier than I have ever been - physically and mentally.  She introduced me to the plant based diet including green smoothies and green juice as well as yoga and meditation.  Don't know where I would be today without her.

Last day of 2010.  Although there were a few black clouds, it was a great year for me.  Blessings are everywhere in my life and now is a good time to reflect on the past year.  I got to spend a lot of time with family.  From visits in AZ, a summer of vacationing with family to Disney World.  We had some really good times this past year and those memories will last forever.  I have the best friends a girl could ask for and this year has brought us closer together.  It is amazing the good that comes from the bad.  This past year has shown me the love of those around me and how supportive friends and family can be.  They have given me laughter and been there to listen and encourage. I felt the love of so many through phone calls/texts/emails/blog comments, prayers, meals, house cleanings, handmade blankets and all the other thoughtful gifts I have received.  You all make me stronger and I give thanks to all of you.

I can't say the year was bad when I felt so much love throughout the year.  So as I say good-bye to 2010, it is with a smile and warm heart.  Not, thank goodness it is over.  I look forward to all the joy and blessings that 2011 will bring into my life.  I hope the same for you.

Happy New Year!