Friday, November 20, 2009

Good Day

Mel here . . . today was a good day, but my energy is running low for the night. The day started with a Angie coming to help out with things and to go pick up Kim. Mom, Ang, Kim, and I shared a lot of great smiles and laughs. It felt good to smile and laugh - a lot. It's always a bit tricky trying to balance laughing and sneezing with a chemo headache, but it's manageable.

I have an amazing family! Today is the first day I have been able to look at this blog. All my uncles David, Kevin, Sid, Brett, my aunts Cindy, Heidi, Eva, Pam, Lana, and my grandpa and grandma Perkes pitched in to buy me a laptop. My heart is very full and very grateful! I can better keep in touch with life outside my hospital room and Skype with Kaden. Words cannot express the love I feel for my family. Not just for such a wonderful gift, but for words of encouragement and feelings of hope.

I also had a nice visit with my friends Diana and Alene. They left some wonderful time passerbyers and cinnamon gummy bears that are off limits to all! I will eat them someday.

7 chemo treatments down. I don't know how many more to go. Probably 4 weeks in the hospital still. But . . . . . those leukemia cells are getting blasted away!

7 comments:

theo.anderson said...

I am so glad that you had a good day.
Stay positive and keep fighting. I know you can beat this thing. Love ya.

Cami said...

What a great post Mel! I am so glad that you have had a better day. I have missed your big smile. :) Many people have expressed their thoughts and prayers for you today. You are loved more than you can even imagine!!

angie said...

It was great to laugh with you today! Hopefully your urine will always be pee. :)

Love Ya!

Alean said...

Melanie,
It was great to see you and your smile and your concern for your students. You are strong, keep smiling through the tears. I'll come visit soon and I'll be cheering with you on Sunday as REAL wins!

Alean

Soccermomx2 said...

Hey Mel! I saw your dad at Maverik today and I waved at him, but he must not of known it was me. LOL I'm glad to hear that you had a good day today! I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and if there is anything that you need, please let me know. I'd be happy to help in any way that I can.

Soto family said...

So, the thought came to me today about that song we made up about a certain person... do you remember the tune of the pete's dragon song "cause it's so easy..." remember the song I'm referring to?
hahahahaa!!!! Luv yer stinkin' gutz mel! :) Keep fightin'!
I'll be down sometime this weekend...! Love you!
P.S. so glad to see that your family bought you a lap top- I was preparing to give up mine. Now I can use mine to chat with yours! :)

Aimee said...

Hi Melanie! It's so good to see you posting. Here's a big THANK YOU to your family for setting up this blog. It's great to be able to see how you are doing. The kids and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there - you're an amazing example of strength and a positive attitude!

Aimee McNeil