Day at the beach by Noel.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

weekend fever

Wow do I have a supportive community behind me or what? In addition to the parking lot sale on Saturday, there was a barbeque held by the Marquez family, whom I don't know nor have ever met, and the proceeds were generously given to my family. They have also been advising words of wisdom from their personal experience and showering me with wonderful gifts. Thank you very much and happy belated birthday Victoria! This was very generous of the family and done out of the kindness of their heart. Again, thank you very much and God bless you because he has certainly blessed me.

Well I certainly know how to give my parents a scare now, they had to take me to the ER after I spiked a reoccurring fever at home starting Friday. I went to the ER Saturday, and blood labs were done. Everything was clean, no infections, and my counts were actually going up which is good because they are very low. Just as a precaution I was given antibiotics through an IV and so on Sunday I had to return to get the rest of the antibiotics. It was not fun in the ER at all, there was a lot of waiting that had to go on, , it's not the cleanest friendliest reliable place, I had a high fever, I didn't feel well and I had the chills, and I was just hungry and wanted to go home. All of that together doesn't make the nicest person, but I tried to be as kind as possible while trying to stay sane. I did get through it and I am feeling much better now. Blood labs were just taken so now I have to wait for the results to see when I start chemo again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Parking Lot Sale

As some may know, the Parking Lot sale did very well and a lot of people showed up. Many came to support, help out, buy items, donate money, items or their time and much more. Luckily I was able to go for a little bit, and I tried to thank as many people as I could. I would like to thank everyone who came on Saturday and donated their time to help out, my family and I were overwhelmed in a good way with all the support. Team Noel and so many more people donated so much time and I don't know how many times I can thank you guys. Seeing everyone who came to help and support me seems so unrealistic. Words cannot explain how glad I was when I saw all those people taking their time to come see me and help out on Saturday. It's unbelievable to realize how much God has blessed me with my own team, so many supporters, and a wonderful family. They all and even more dedicated so much just to help me and make sure I am well. Homeschooling is finally starting and I'm very excited to get back into learning and everything. I found out the classes I will have for this trimester and they are Honors History, Psychology, Algebra 2, and Art.This is another step for God to prepare me for a regular lifestyle again. 
 "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
                                                                                                Psalms 107:1

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Getting through all the chemo

So last week officially sucked. Chemo everyday and feeling like I had the flu all week, that was definitely a blast! Although, I still wouldn't change anything one bit. God put me in this situation for a reason, and so far it has been a great. So many people helping and supporting me, it is inspiring and unbelievable. Well my family and I made a trip to Santa Barbara, I got another lumbar puncture and I ended up having to get a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. So that took up the rest of my day yesterday. As I sat in the hospital with all the other adults getting transfusions, I thought to myself as I studied each of them "What are their stories? What is God's plan for them? Where is their family or support group?" then I looked over at my parents and remembered how grateful I am to have them and everyone else supporting me all the time. I usually don't remember waking up after my procedures are finished. Although I do remember waking up yesterday and hearing the cry of a young child. Yet again the same questions ran through my mind. While I waited to fully recover from the anesthesia I met the young child who was crying. She was almost three years old with these beautiful big brown eyes. She too had A.L.L leukemia and was in maintenance stage. This baby didn't know what was going on, every time she was visiting the hospital or getting poked to get labs done. All she knew or could say about her situation was "I'm sick". It made me thankful to at least be aware of my situation and to know and comprehend everything. I sat there inspired and amazed thinking "If this baby can get through all of this, I definitely can too."

God made you on purpose for a purpose. 
                                                      ~Max Lucado