Friday, September 10, 2010

Finally...the stiches are out and I can hold my babies!!!!

Yay! I had another doctor's appointment today and finally got my stitches out and am able to slowly start using my arm again without my sling. I actually went Tuesday to get them out, but they didn't end up coming out due to the patient doing a little too much with her arm (oops!) Anyways, I could not wait to pick up and hold my babies!!!! It's been about 3 weeks now and I was more anxious to start changing diapers and cleaning up spit up then I had ever been in my life! Like I have said before, there have been many lessons that I have learned through this journey and another one has been how much I appreciate the little things that I am able to do on a day to day basis with my kids. I am so fortunate to be able to stay at home with them and so appreciative of all the little things I have missed out on doing hands on during these past three weeks.

So at this point all the cancer is gone from my arm. I did get another 3 moles removed today, partly because I'm paranoid over every single mole on my body and partly because the doctor did think they looked a little suspicious. I should get the results back in about a week to two weeks. I am praying for peace at this point. I wake up at night and think about getting cancer or what if I have cancer some where else and don't know it, or what would happen if my kids don't have a mom, etc. It's pretty bad. I am praying that God will give me the peace I need and praying that he will help me to be less paranoid about every spot I see. I am hoping that volunteering though the skin cancer society will help me to get rid of this craziness by giving back and teaching others about melanoma.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some more pics =)

Celebration Weekend!!!

After hearing the great news from the doctors on Friday that all the cancer is gone, we decided to celebrate this weekend! I still can't travel far, but they gave the o.k for us to travel as far as an hour and a half. In the midst of all of this diagnosis it was my birthday, our anniversary and Tyler's birthday!!! We really didn't celebrate at all because all we could think of and have anxiety about was the cancer, so we had a great weekend to make up for that! On Saturday we went to a small town nearby called Matthews. They have a big festival and parade every year. We weren't here this time last year, so all these upcoming festivals and events are all new to us. Layla had a blast watching the parade and riding the ponies and carousal. On Sunday we went out of town to Columbia, SC. We went to Edventure Children's museum, which was so amazing. That night we stayed at a Hotel and the next day went to the Columbia Zoo. It was great that our "Mora" was able to experience this all with us and the kids. We were all exhausted when we got home, but we had such a great time and felt like a hundred pound weight had been lifted from our shoulders and we could finally breathe. We are going to miss our Mora so much when she leaves us Saturday. Layla especially has grown so attached to her this trip and I'm having a hard time even thinking about how Layla is going to react when she leaves. At least we have November to look forward to!