I haven’t run in weeks. I just can’t get into any kind of rhythm. Between Kayla’s hospital stays, doctor appointments, and caring for her, I can’t get any kind of routine going that includes running. Yes, I can squeeze in a run here….a run there….but I don’t feel like I’m getting anything out of running… Continue reading Hiatus from running
Sometimes I get this overwhelming feeling of panic; thoughts go through my mind that I can’t seem to control. I think about my daughter battling her illness, dealing with one struggle after the other, and I’m overwhelmed with worry, fear, anger, and sadness. Luckily, this doesn’t happen too often. However, last night as I got… Continue reading Practice of gratitude
Kayla was discharged from the hospital on Friday after having her first week of inpatient chemotherapy. She was pretty wiped out and slept all afternoon. She ate a bit of dinner and then went back to sleep. On Saturday, she spent the day feeling miserable because she hadn’t pooped in about 5 days. She was… Continue reading Well, that sucked.
It’s Friday afternoon and Kayla is at home resting comfortably in her own bed after spending the week in the hospital for inpatient chemotherapy infusions. It’s been a long week and it’s good to have her home. Here’s a rundown of how things went: Monday – Since we already got her pre-chemo things done last week,… Continue reading Week 1 of Chemotherapy
First of all, I just want to express my gratitude for everyone who donated to our GoFundMe. I’m thankful that my cousin set this up for us. It’s hard to ask people for money, but the more I talk to people, the more I know we’ll be glad to have these funds. Although we have… Continue reading Sunday update
Kayla’s cancer is at Stage III-C. I haven’t allowed myself to do any research on Kayla’s cancer, so this stage didn’t really mean much to me when the doctor went over Kayla’s pathology results yesterday. Apparently, it’s one step away from Stage IV, which is the highest stage of cancer. It requires immediate chemotherapy. During… Continue reading Stage III-C