Well today I am feeling blessed. That might seem odd to you when you consider a few things, I had radiation this morning, then chemotherapy (cistplatin if you know what that means). I have two more radiation this week plus a surgery to replace a stent in my right ureter; a surgery I will need indefinitely every three months. However, today I feel blessed.
I am blessed that I have so many supportive friends, co-workers, and even strangers who ask me "how are you feeling today". I am blessed that I really and truly enjoy my chemo nurses and do not ever dread going to chemo. I like having time to chat it up with them and share things with them. I am blessed today that I was able to talk to several family members. I am also blessed that I was able to go into work and sit and chat about things I love about my job/school with my boss. Most people would not think that is a blessing but I voluntarily went in, after a day of radiation and chemo and chatted for 30 minutes with one of my bosses, my life is a blessing. I even had a co-worker call to chat with me this evening just to let me know she is thinking of me and prays for me. We may not all have the same religious feelings but I still appreciate the support people show in whatever way they feel most able to show support.
I am so appreciative of the amazing photo sessions, plural, I have had with the amazingly talented Cindy of Cindy Johnson Boudoir Photography. I think her now as a fabulous friend and she isn't feeling to well this week so I am thinking a lot of her. Check her out if you are in need of photographs, she is amazing and an inspiration of happiness! https://www.facebook.com/cindyjohnsonboudoirphotography
I am also amazingly appreciative of the support that has been shown on the support page setup by a few fellow parents and staff members from my school. They have far exceeded their goal of making a staycation for my family to get to do all the fun things that people take for granted when they are not ill. I didn't get to swim with my son this summer, it was hard on him, and in turn hard on me because he just wanted me in the water. They have been raising money to send us to an indoor water park, dinner, and the movies. Over the past few days there has been an amazing turn out. They extended the page if you are interested: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/support-erica-frazier-and-family-/234458
I am now wired, I'm assuming from the steroids I was given at chemo and my entire family is snoring away! I guess it is time to attempt to sleep.
Thank you all again for being fabulous and know I appreciate each and every one of you even if you don't know how to talk to me about this subject I feel your thoughts, prayers, and good juju.