Thursday, May 13, 2010


Uneventful...that describes life this past week. And you know what? I am lovin' it! I haven't felt this feeling in a long time. I almost forgot what it was like to live life without being consumed by fear, sickness and frustration. For once, I am for the most part relaxed and not worried...well mostly. There will always be a little part of me that is scared.

My skin is healing well. No signs of skin breakdown. I think this last surgery was a success. I will have to live with the flap of skin over my nose for 5 more weeks. But I am getting used to it. I don't like all of the stares, but I just keep reminding myself this is only short term. The plus side..the surgery kind of gave me a face lift on my more wrinkles!

Tomorrow is the Relay for Life. I am so excited to take part in this event. It will be an amazing experience especially taking the survivor's lap with my Dad. I will get to hang out with my team members...all of whom are friends that have been a tremendous support to me this past year. They have brought me meals, gifts, words of encouragement and prayers. I feel honored that they would want to take part in this event. (I have to say it one more time...If you wish to support me in my participation in the Relay and American Cancer Society click on the link on the top of my blog.)

Well, I don't have much to say...isn't that great? Things are quiet and I hope they stay that way for quite sometime.

With thanks and blessings to you all,


Saturday, May 8, 2010

So Far So Good

Surgery went well! My surgeon was able to cover the hole with the existing flap from my forehead. And so far, it looks as if my skin is intact and staying strong. We are all holding our breath, but I think this time we are good. My surgeon will take extra precautions this time and leave the stitches in a little longer to make sure the flap has taken hold of my fragile skin. The flap will have to stay on my face for 6 weeks now to ensure the skin graft will have adequate blood supply. As of now, we are feeling very positive.

Thanks to all of you for sticking with me and continuing to uplift me in your prayers. This is a long journey...and it continues even after a patient has entered into remission. So much healing to do both physically and mentally after all of the treatment. So it is good to know that people are still out there praying for me.

Next Friday, I will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This is my last and final request for donations. I am trying to raise as much money as I can to support the fight against cancer. Cancer has not only affected my life, but the lives of many of my friends and family. I never thought it could happen to me. But it has, and I would give anything to prevent it from happening to someone else. Thank you thank you thank you to the many of you that have already donated. If you haven't done so already and wish to donate click on the link on top of my blog.

I will continue to keep you updated on my progress. My hope is that from here on out that everything will be good news.

Much love,