March 18, 2005

Celebration of Life

Julie Jordan fought a courageous battle with breast cancer.

When I was first diagnosed with cancer Julie called me. I didn't know Julie very well. I knew she had cancer and had been fighting it for the last 6 years. She was so warm on the phone asking about me and never really mentioning her own struggles.

Julie was very eager to help me locate a wig. So on January 24, 2005 Julie, myself, and another friend who is also getting treatment for breast cancer drove to Lexington to find a wig. Being new to this Julie helped me to feel at ease and comfortable. She was so warm and helpful.

The last time I spoke to Julie was in mid February. Julie told me she was just ready for a break from treatments. Last night she recieved her break. I know it is not what she had in mind but now she is no longer sick. She is now in the presence of Jesus.

Therefore I live for today-
Certain of finding sunrise
Guidance and strength for the way.

Power for each moment of weakness,
Hope for each moment of pain,
Comfort for every sorrow,
Sunshine and joy after the rain!


March 11, 2005

My Church Family

Through this whole experience my church family have been absolutely wonderful. They have brought me many wonderful meals which have been delicious. I have received many phone calls of encouragement from each of them and numerous cards. I want to say thank you for this. This has not been the best experience in my life but having a church family like Crestwood has made the experience more tolerable.

Thank you!

March 06, 2005

March 03, 2005

Cycle 3 Complete

On Monday I finished Cycle 3. It seems that I keep getting sicker on treatment days. Monday was the sickest I have been. Tuesday wasn't too bad and then Wednesday I was so tired I could barely get up off the couch. I think I am on the up swing now. Praise God!

I am normally the kind of person that stays busy and this has been the hardest part for me. I never really enjoyed cleaning and doing laundry until now. I can't wait until I can just jump up and go clean without getting tired. I never thought I would say that. I want to be able to do the things I used to do.

There is an end in sight. I have two more treatments left on March 14th and the 28th.