Friday, August 19, 2011

Light at the end of the Tunnel

Dear friends,

Isn't it always the case when it seems the bleakest things do look brighter and that is the case for me today.  I had one last bought last night that was pretty rough, but after that things started feeling better.  I was worried because I was starting to vomit on an empty stomach, but then I decided I would eat anyway.  I'd rather throw up something than nothing... my logic.

Anyway, today is a better day and I will that the Lord, my friends, and all cosmic energy anywhere for it.  I will also thank my lovely Dr for reassuring me and being a voice of reason that I needed to hear.

So today I thought I would share a picture of me real quick.  I find it amazing how quickly my hair started to grow as well as my eyebrows.  I LOVE the fact that my eyebrows are back, I HATE the fact that they will be gone AGAIN.  I "think" I'd take my eyebrows over my hair.  Now that I've had 2 breaks and each time my hair has come back so strongly, it is really also like a knife to the back knowing that it will all fall out again.  The hurt doesn't change with the length of the hair follicles.  I know this time will be not as traumatic as the first, but it will still be so bittersweet, knowing that the possibility is there to regain the old, but also being realistic and knowing that the likelihood isn't so rosy.


But, I want to end this on a happy note.  I am feeling stronger and better!

Until next time.

-Katie

24 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, Katie! You are such a glass-half-full girl! It seems that you always want to reassure us that you are doing better after a rough day or week. I am happy that you are feeling better, and I humbly pray that you will continue to have many more good days than bad. God bless you, dear!

Tameko said...

Dear Katie,
So glad to hear that today is a better day for you. You are such a strong and beautiful woman even as you fight this battle. Praying that God will continue to strengthen you and your loved ones.

susanc said...

Dear Katie, I am so glad that today is turning out to be a better day for you! :) xxx

KER said...

happy you are having a better day and that you have eyebrows...sorry you will lose them again...that can be sad...but just think of all the ladies out there that shave their's and then...draw eyebrows on?...that i think is sad...

Cath said...

Here's to better days like these, Katie!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful eyebrows, they look great. Now don't tweeze them.
Glad to see you are feeling batter.
Love U

Susie said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better Katie! I, too, am praying for more and more of these better days!
Hugs ((()))

Tricia said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. It's good to hear you smile!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I hope you have good days ahead. I will be keeping you in my prayers! Big Hugs! Leah Ann

Gina said...

Sorry I missed your last post. The journals sound like a fabulous idea, but don't think of them as something for them to remember you by, rather something for you to remember them by when they are all grown up and living their own lives :D Just think of all the fun you'll have, showing the cute photos to their girlfriends :D XXX

Grandma Nancy said...

Enjoy your date and weekend. I'm happy to hear it will be a better one than you've been having.

Robyn said...

Great that you are having a better day (and great that there are helpful and loving people you can turn when you are not)
Love and hugs to you...Robyn

Candy F. said...

Stronger, better,and cooler than ever!

Kathy said...

I've heard more than one person say they are thankful for their eyebrows after not having them due to chemo treatments...but I say the same only because mine were are so overplucked that they barely grow now so any hair above my eyes is good!!! LOL:) You're a good fighter, Katie and I'm thankful you have seen the brighter side this morning. You make me want to fight harder too, just in my own daily trials. I know it must be so very hard on some days to even have the energy to post but I'm so thankful you took the time today!
Big hugs

Cassie said...

Stronger and better is fantastic, Katie! Love you!

Whimcees said...

Hello Katie!

I am so happy you are feeling better! You are a fighter that's for sure! Wishing you a good weekend and that everything continues to improve. You are beautiful - with or without hair and eyebrows!

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lori said...

I'm so glad you're having a better day today! :)

IamDerby said...

Sending you big huge hugs. So sorry you will have to say good bye to your eyebrows again. I also totally agree with you on throwing up something as opposed to nothing.

Shazza said...

God bless Katie x

Jackib said...

Hoping that the better days keep a-comin' for you, Katie!!

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Dinahsoar said...

Oh honey...you hang in there and keep fighting...kick ole cancer to the curb! Remember...cancer cells are cells that are like normal cells except they don't 'turn off'. They aren't so powerful in and of themselves...they just keep dividing and taking up more and more space and become a problem to our body. Remember that your body is a creation...a miraculous machine crafted by God..and it has the ability to heal itself. The medicines your doctor is using is fighting the cancer. And you can use your mind and your faith to fight it too. Both are POWERFUL WEAPONS in your arsenal of help. Visualize your cancer being destroyed--every last minute fragment of it.

These hard times are very hard, but they are also temporary. SOMEDAY you will be free of cancer. With all my heart I pray for you total healing.

ashjoy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling a little better. And so sorry your going to loose your hair again after it's just started to come back. Thinking of you and your family. I agree about eating to throw up as well. Stay strong. Hugs.

Kathy Mc said...

Katie, where are you? Hoping you are doing fun things and enjoying yourself vs. having some more not-so-good days. Worried about you…hugs & prayers!

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