Sunday, December 4, 2011

back in indy

fun times leading up to doc appointments...
1) beautiful view at the 'top of the mark' in sanfran. 2) eli and i at its look out point. 3) more night lights. 4&5) loving these houses! 6) my 'ol pal...a bit tattered now. 7) jiyun!! love this girl!
hey guys, guess what? i'm back in indianna for my follow up to see if chemo pill 'gleevec' is shrinking my tumors. tomorrow is the appointment(s), BIG DAY!
my trip began about 5 days ago. drove down to SanFran and spent some time with eli and his family. so much fun. i was dying with all of the beautifully architectured homes down town. and for the cherry on top, i made sure my phone had the opening song to the show 'full house' on repeat. still have the song stuck in my head.
landed here in indy with my mom yesterday evening and laid low in our hotel room for the night. today was our sunday funday and we spent some time downtown with my friend from bible college.
i have had a lot of wonderful distractions keeping me from going crazy with the pending news of this appointment and i am soo thankful for that. before i left my hometown i was so nervous. but now i feel tuff. its like right before you start a race how your nervous, but once you start, your adrenalin starts pumping and you feel strong and unstoppable. its all a mental battle. its all about perspective.

don't feel like you have to do this on your own. whatever it is. be open and vulnerable. open your hands, you will be surprised how many people will hold them and walk with you. i'm so glad i did.


  1. You give me tears of sorrow for your pain, and tears of joy for your beautiful attitude despite your sorrow. Keep it up darling. You really and truly are fighting the good fight. I know He must be smiling down on you right now.

  2. You are so awesome and strong and lots of prayers for lots and lots of shrinkage.

  3. I am one of your followers... and I was wondering how your appointments went in Indiana. Are you seeing any progress with Gleevac?

  4. Hi. I have come over today from 'Clearness' and am horrified at your condition.
    You seem very brave and have a great, upbeat attitude.
    How did you get on with the latest round of tests? I am a great believer in natural healing with herbs and sunlight and meditation. If you are interested, let me know and I will post the info as a comment on your blog. If I am given ideas on ways to help me I always try them as I have nothing to lose except a cure!
    Best wishes.