I think today might mostly be pictures!
Last night I went to the sleepover! We ate taco salad, made candy cans for the missionaries in the ward, headbands for ourselves, and watched hunger games!
So after staying up from 2 AM yesterday, to 1 AM last night, I was so tired! I was able to get a good nights rest though, I did wake up every now and then, but there was no tantrums! (I think) My left arm and hand and mouth went pretty numb last night, and have been ever since, but that's okay, I can do hard things! They said hopefully it'll go away with radiation, along with the hair, and same with the hearing in my left ear, (1 in 8 or 9 chance, lets hope I'm one of the 7 or 8) But my right ear, and my eyes won't be affected. YAY!
At 8 every morning I have to take my steroids. And careless me didn't screw the cap all the way on last night, so it was stressful but I hopefully found all of them in my backpack! And then we had breakfast. THEY HAD RASPBERRIES! Best moment of my life.
I got back around noon, worn out as ever. But luckily today is Saturday and that means no doctors appointments today! So I've had a lazy day. Full of sleep.
Good news of today: I finally lost some appetite! I'm so excited because I'm getting so sick of food! I crave fruits and vegetables now! I probably always should have since I grew up on a fruit orchard.
It's nice that they have things here that they have at home like Target, Walmart, Costco, Hobby Lobby, and Sonic. It makes me feel like I still have a little bit of Orem here even though we don't get out to those places.
The reason I have had the hardest time with this is my appearance. It's changing so fast. And I know I'm still Rachel but it's hard to look in the mirror, at someone you're not used to seeing. Especially with the puffy face, the skin that my steroids give me, the coloring, and the way my body feels. But it's also a blessing because God has helped me get through this. And Diane. I'm reminded by so many people every day of who I really am, and that looks don't matter.
Less than 3 weeks ago I was a normal athletic, crazy teenager. Today I'm in a little different position, but I feel like a stronger person. I've grown so much.
Anyways, we just ate dinner. And now we're going to try to find something entertaining in this place.
Thanks so much for all your comments, and motivation. It has helped me SO much. When I get a scripture, or a link to another blog, a story, or even just a simple comment it brightens my whole day! I'm loving it. I love you guys. Thanks for being miracles in my life.