Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cleaning House

So things have been obviously crazy in the Vogel home recently. We traveled to Pittsburgh and then got out of town for a few days to relax and regroup.

We tried to forget about cancer for a little while and just focus on each other, but it definitely crept in my mind quite a bit. It was nice to have time to decompress and be honest about what we were feeling. We've pretty much gone through all the emotions you can and are back in Knoxville, ready to fight...well almost ready.

I am scheduled to get my port put in next Tuesday and then start chemo on Wednesday.

I still have a lot of questions that I'm praying get answered in the next few days.

Despite that, I have this strange desire to clean my entire home. We're not just talking vacuuming and wiping down counters. I mean DEEP cleaning. I feel like it has to be done before chemo starts for some reason.

I'm literally dreaming about cleaning out cupboards and organizing closets.

This may not seem strange to many of you, but for those that know me pretty well, you know this is a bit out of character!

Now don't get me wrong, I love it when things are organized and I am by no means a slob, but messes really don't bother me, and organization is not something I come by naturally. I always have the best of intentions, but am usually unsuccessful.

It will be interesting to see how much I actually get done in the next 5 days. :-)

I want to end this post by giving a big shout out to everyone who has messaged, e-mailed, texted, called, etc. I feel truly blessed and humbled by the amount of love and support that has been shown to me over the past two weeks. I truly cherish each and every message and appreciate so much your thoughts and prayers. God is so good, and I can already see him moving in this situation!

I am so thankful for a supportive and loving family (both my side and my David's) who have been walking through all of this with us.

If you have written me and I haven't responded to you directly, please forgive me. I am working hard to try and respond to all the communication the best that I can.

Prayers for healing and to protect my fertility through treatment are greatly appreciated from any circle! I am convinced that prayer, not doctors or medicine, is the strongest weapon I have in this fight. The more prayer the better!

Oh and throw up some prayers for my sweet husband. He has been the biggest blessing of all to me through this. His strength and encouragement have amazed me.

What an incredible God I serve. Even in the midst of trouble, I have never felt more blessed!

1 comment:

  1. When I got sick a few years ago, they put a port in me, on my right side. Let me tell you that it feels so weird to have it. I am sure you know all about the mechanics of how it works, but in case you don't, the port is used to distribute meds to your body. Atleast in my case it was meds. They put a small tube into a blood vessel and it travels to the heart. And then you have this contraption suchured to you that has fun tubes and things sticking out. They use the tubes to hook up the drugs. It makes it so much better than having to try to find veins and things each time. One side note, I did feel the nurse taking my blood with it. It was such a strange feeling. Very strange.

    Also, do you know what stage cancer you have?