In the Air!

In the Air!
400 feet above the ground in Orlando.

Florida

Florida
Taking my first step towards a new life.

Virginia

Virginia
Spending an afternoon at Marymount during my internship!

My rocks!

My rocks!
Wouldn't be where I am without my parents!

Graduation

Graduation
Walking for my Masters. An interesting book end as this all started when I graduated from undergrad!

Awesome Nurses!

Awesome Nurses!
After my port removal and saying goodbye to my chemo nurses before moving away from Michigan. Wouldn't be doing that without them!

Hair again!

Hair again!
Growing longer each day

Last Chemo

Last Chemo

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Not Alone

Today started off with me feeling blah still and tired.  I had to go to the DHS office after lunch to apply for more medical coverage to cover my chemo.  As I sat at the table with one of the DHS workers filling out paper work and talking about the cancer.  A woman at the other end of the table joined in by looking at my stitches and asked me where I got my port.  She then proceeded to point out her port and we talked about it.  It felt pretty good to talk with a complete stranger and yet, in just a few minutes, feel like there is a bond there.  I'll probably never see that woman again but we will always be connected over that conversation as a shared experience.

Then, later in the afternoon I was at the Social Security office.  The woman I was sitting next to over heard mom and I talking about chemo.  She started talking to us and come to find out she makes adorable caps for chemo patients  and gives them away for free.  She gave me her name, number and FB page and told me to call her with the type of cap I would like!!

In two places today, after two days of feeling down, God sent me a little reminder today that I am not alone.  Then to end the day, I had to stop by the cancer center to drop off some paper work.  The nurse I talked with was very kind and understanding.  She said that you get to know the people going through treatment and often make life long friends.  While I am not looking forward  to having chemo, I am a little less anxious and am ready to have this over with.  Good to know that I really am not alone, it helps to pull me up out of the blues a little bit.

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