Monday, October 11, 2010

a new week

justin and i had a great weekend. ava did too. she was mostly with oma and loved it. we went out on friday night and then went to a hotel on saturday. it was perfect. good to get away and know that ava was more than fine without us. we ate good food, got on the same page, and rested. necessary for both of us. but i really need it. i am constantly exhausted. i could sleep all day and still be tired. its like i can't ever catch up. but i tried to. i was reminded how much i love my husband and how we are so right for each other. as we sat at our favorite restaurant on high street to watch college football and talk about our lives... i would get teary eyed as i talked about friends who had loved me well this week or emails i had received from strangers that meant to much. to those he knew he took out his phone to send them a text to thank them. i have said this often, but thanks for writing me. i am unable to always respond, but i appreciate it. and i saw on saturday how much it means to justin to know that people are caring for me here in chesapeake and all over the country. as we were walking out of the hotel lobby i said to justin we should try and do this once a month while i am getting chemo and he said we should do this once a month for the rest of our lives. so we will see. also snl was hilarious on saturday night.

but now we start a new week. a new week of dr appts and chemo. i get my wbc count checked tomorrow to see if my levels are high enough for chemo on thursday. hopefully they are. although i hate getting chemo i know that i need it and i know that us staying on target is what is best for me. i just love when i get a week off...its like a little gift.

over the past few weeks many of our family and friends from ky and tn have participated in the leukemia and lymphoma society "light the night walk." its a walk to raise awareness about these blood cancers and to raise money for research. it was humbling to see how many people were there walking for "team libby." thanks for loving us and supporting us. we appreciate the support.

8 comments:

  1. ......you are very welcome. We love you dearly and as I always seem to tell you "Thank you so much for sharing your journey; I continue to pray for the three of you." I am so glad that you all had a great weekend. Love you all. ~Shirl

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  2. I hope that your wbc is high enough for chemo. Even though chemo wears you down, just as you said you need it to keep on target! Many thoughts are with you and your family

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  3. Hope your week goes well. My friend is going through lots of treatment for ovarian cancer. Her husband (an M.D.) sends out updates to family and friends. He always ends it with" Thanks for loving Sandy." Isn't that sweet. Reminds me of what you said about your husband. ((((HUGS))))

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  4. Hey Libby, Thank you for continuing to share you journey with us. Your experience has inspired me to donate blood platelets on a regular basis at the American Red Cross. Blood platelets are used by Cancer and Leukemia patients because chemotherapy can prevent a person's bone marrow from making enough platelets to enjoy everyday activities. Although it's hard to know what to say or do when cancer strikes, I hope my small contribution will make a difference in someone's life while they're undergoing chemotherapy. Just wanted you to know that you're the reason I'm doing this! You and your "little family" continue to be in my prayers.

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  5. Don't know you or your family, but just wanted to say I've been following your most authentic and inspiring blog and to let you know you have prayers coming daily from Texas!

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  6. I just found your blog today and I have to say how inspired I am by your attitude throughout all of this. I am sure there are good and bad days, but you seem to focus on the good more then the bad, sometime most of us could use a good lesson on. Thoughts and prayers coming from PA and a proud supporter of LLS and The Light Night Walk <3

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  7. Great Blog! You are a credit to the cancer blogging community. I have added you to my blogroll, “Cancer Blogs” with over 1000 other personal cancer blogs at www.beingcancer.net, a cancer networking site featuring a cancer book club, guest blogs, cancer resources, reviews and more.
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  8. so glad that you had a good weekend! praying for you tons!

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