Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.  On Good Friday last year I found out that I had breast cancer.  Today, on Facebook, I posted:

"What a year it has been! So thankful that God brought me through it and I am cancer free. This is what I said on my first blog post after finding out I had breast cancer, "I am so thankful that God chose Good Friday to reveal this to me. It is a reminder of how much He loves me! He died for me and suffered for me so that I may have eternal life with Him. He has forgiven me for my sins and through his blood I am restored. Praise God!" If I had died from the cancer, I knew in my heart that everything would be just fine. I would wake up in the best place! It was a blessed year."  

I really meant what I said then and I really mean it now.  It really has been a year of blessings.  It has been hard, very hard...don't get me wrong, but I have seen God work so much in my life and those around me as well.  In a week or so I will post the "official one year post" since the one year anniversary is actually 4/6, but I wanted to say how wonderful my God is on Good Friday.

This is the day that my Lord was crucified.  The day He died.  Why is it good?  Because it is the day He died for me.  For my sins.  It is the day He wiped my slate clean and made me white as snow.  He saved me from God's wrath.  I am restored to stand before God one day as his daughter.  On Sunday, we will celebrate the day He rose again.  Amazing.  My God is a living God.  He is a God that allows me to have a relationship with Him.  To pray to Him, to ask for healing, to ask for help, to ask for mercy....He loves me. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

6 Month's Post Chemo

I finally found a little time to sit down and type up a post.  It has been quite awhile since I've posted.  I am a little over 6 months post-chemo.  Can you believe it has already been over 6 months??  Wow.  August 28th was my last day of chemo and time has flown by!  I am 3 months post-reconstruction and I'm less than a month away from my 1-year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis.  God willing I will be writing about my 1-year anniversary in a few weeks.  :)  I am so thankful that my Lord healed me and that I am doing so well.  God is good!

I'm so happy to be this far out from chemo.  At night, when I flip over to my stomach to go to sleep I still get teary-eyed thinking back to all of those MONTHS where I couldn't sleep on my stomach and how much I struggled with being comfortable.  I tear up because I'm so thankful that I can do it now.  Such a small thing...but it is a huge blessing.  I love that I'm feeling so much better (although I did have a cold all week).  I even met a woman today that had breast cancer last year too and finished chemo around the same time I did.  She had Stage 4, but she is doing really well now and I thought she looked great.  She is about 20 years older than I am.  Her hair is actually a little shorter than mine even though she finished chemo a month before me.  But, hers was STRAIGHT......mine isn't.  I won't go into the hair thing again.....that is why I've tried to stay off my blog lately.  lol!  I have been doing a lot of praying about it.  Anyway.....I need to change the subject.

Today was a beautiful day here in Tennessee.  Kevan and I went for a long walk.  We saw a few Guineas on our walk, followed by a bunch of wild turkeys and then watched a few baby calves playing in a field.  We've never seen wild turkeys run like we did today.  It was so funny.  Normally, we just see them rutting around or looking for food, but they crossed a field so fast it was like they were in a race.   I love our walks.  It doesn't get much better than this.  I love living in the country. 

Here is a picture of the guineas and one of the neighbors kittens.  Aren't guineas so funny looking?  They always make me laugh.  Sorry it is a blurry picture, but they were moving out of our way pretty fast.

I received my first $100 check for being a part of the 410 (Gummy Bear) Breast Implant clinical study.  I wasn't sure how it was going to work.  I thought maybe I had to come into the office, but I didn't.  I just got the check in the mail a few days ago.  :)  Yay me!  I asked Kevan if I could spend on something fun or if I had to save it.  We agreed that I can use the money for something fun.  So, I'm excited.

I wanted to post a hair picture so I can remember what my hair looked like 6 months post chemo.  Here is a picture of Kevan and I from last night.  My hair is finally longer than my husband's hair! 

Here is the back of my head.  Haha!!  Can you believe how curly my hair is?  I don't know who this woman is that I see in the mirror!

I was looking through my March pictures and this one came up.  It is from March 2012.  It is my father-in-laws horse.  It was so cute I had to post it.  It doesn't have anything to do with my day....or breast was just cute.  I love animals.  Thank you Lord for your creation.

Night all!