Archives for May 2013


I have been in a survival mode. The surgery and chemo has effected me not only physically, but also emotionally. This last round of chemo has especially effected my emotions. It makes me feel drained and melancholic and makes it easier for me to cry. (And I hate to cry!) I have to recognize that […]

From John Henry – Age 25

I can remember the weeks after her diagnosis when we didn’t yet know if the cancer had spread through her body or the prognosis and treatment plan. Everybody was afraid except for my mom. She was the one who kept all of us hopeful and optimistic. My mom being diagnosed with cancer made me realize […]

From Bethany – Age 21

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 I have always claimed that this was my favorite verse, but I never knew the meaning of it until now. The last few months have been a whirlwind for me. My whole world has changed, and for the […]

Valley of Weeping

This has been a good week. My husband and I were able to get away for a couple of days to Central Arkansas and we stayed at a lodge on Petit Jean mountain. It was beautiful and very peaceful. I was able to sleep in late and I haven’t done that in oh so long. […]

Use It or Lose It

My new “chemo light” regimen has continued to be anything but light. I am happy to say that the worst of my sickness seems to be over (it’s been a pretty rough week), but now something called neuropathy has set in my hands and my feet. My hands feel swollen and it’s hard to bend […]