Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chemo Round III

Tomorrow is Round III at Huntsman.  I’m excited to have some fun friends from high school and my cousin come, in addition to my cute mom + my favorite Café Rio lunch :). They are taking shifts to make sure I don’t get too loopy ;).  Should be another party in the infusion room – LOL. 

It’s hard for me not to start counting myself as halfway through already, since I tend to think ahead.  But one step at a time.  What crazy questions will I ask my Dr. tomorrow?  I really need to keep him on his toes . . . hmmm!  Feel free to send in your suggestions!

Tonight I was thinking again about how blessed I am to have so much support during this journey.  There are so many people out there – you might be one of them, who are suffering very hidden, silent trials, that almost seem unbearable.  I wish I could take some of the blessings that I feel and give them to you. Please know that whatever you are going through, whatever you are feeling, you can get through it. 

This trial is less difficult for me than others I have been through.  I have learned that this life is not about what we go through but how we allow it to mold our character and become who we are capable of becoming. I know that many happy days lie ahead for me but even now, I am truly enjoying my life.  A few highlights of my week: 

  #1 I went back to work part time this week and was reminded how fun it is to do my job and to interact with the great people at Regence.  I have a fun new co-worker who has strengths that I can learn from.

  #2  I got to see the cute ladies at Creative wigs, who helped me embrace my new options for head accessories and wigs.  I have a short and a long one now + lots of hats!  So many choices.  Yesterday, a woman who doesn’t know what I am going through told me she liked my new haircut – LOL!

#3  I heard from several wonderful friends who gave me kind words of encouragement and love.     

      #4  I know, and was reminded yesterday through a special experience that there are amazing blessings and promises that we do not even comprehend.  Regardless of your faith or religion, this is true and will come to pass.  
     I am thankful for the depth of understanding I have come to know through my suffering. In closing, I’d like to share the quote on my chemo countdown chain that I just removed:

    “I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.  My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”  Thomas S. Monson


  1. I love the short wig. Can't wait to see it in person.

  2. Love it! so thankful for your great attitude and example Ame. Love you!

  3. Thanks guys for being part of my inspiration through all of this!

  4. Wow, Amy! I just love your attitude. I can't believe how much you are an inspiration to me and it touches me to see you embracing this challenge. You are amazing!!