I woke up today very early, with such high energy I went on a 5 mile (stationary) bike ride. Needless to say I felt very accomplished.
So Diane and I went to the clinic, and mail room where I got a package, I was so excited!
I went to school. It lasted 17 minutes. I go 3 hours a week.
Then I went to my "child life group visit" AKA group therapy for teens. It was fine while I was there. But afterwards, I've never felt worse in my life. After lots of complaining, crying, scriptures, prayers, and realizing I wasn't completely ready to talk about my feelings, I calmed down. It didn't help that no one besides me believed in anything. They were all so depressed. But Diane always has a way of making me feel better.
Lunch was so good! I love vegetables.
I moved today! To the Ronald McDonald house. I was terrified, but I like it here!
Tennessee drivers bring new definition to #prayersforrachel
Tomorrow I start chemo and radiation. So nervous, but it's time. I'm ready. It's going to be the longest day EVER! And I'll have an IV for the next 3 days I think. Here's my schedule.
I have things to say but I don't want to share them on the blog. I'm sending you a private e-mail. Know that you will always be in our prayers and that I am continually amazed at your courage and strength.ReplyDelete
Bring stuff to do during radiation/chemo if you can, like movies, cards, word searches etc -my friends husband SURVIVED lukemia and on his first day he didn't know he'd be stuck in a room for hours with nothing to do...i still feel weird I comment here when i don't know you-I hardly ever comment in my friends blogs let alone a strangers...I guess I would want to know someone was rallying for me :)ReplyDelete
Rachel, I came across your story on Mindy from Cute Hairstyles Blog. I may not know you personally but just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you! I'm a 28 year old mommy to 4 beautiful children ages 5, 4,2, and 1. I've read all of your post and for some reason felt SO compelled to comment on your blog (something I don't do). I pray that you will have a great night...remember... the Will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you! I am praying for you!ReplyDelete
Diane, this is for you. I love you. You are so dear to me. I am here for you and yours.ReplyDelete
Keep it up Rachel! Always in my prayers! can't wait to see you when you come for homecoming. I'll plan the best homecoming for you!ReplyDelete
Hahahaha don't forget to drop off your specimen cup! I love you. You'll do great!ReplyDelete
Wow that is a full day! Rest when you can, sweetie! We are praying all goes smoothly and this is the beginning of your road to healing. Big hugs to you and your family. :)ReplyDelete
Love, the Huish's
Your new friends in Memphis are praying for you as you start this journey. We're here for you--any time, any place--as you kick cancer's behind. You may be from Utah, but we've already claimed you and love you as our own!
John & Vickie Carter
Hang in there girlie, life's being tough on you right now. Sometimes we don't know why we have trials, especially like this. A lady in the middle of her chemo treatment told me once that it got easier for her when she stopped asking why her and started asking what do you want me to learn from this. That might be helpful for you, but only you can know that. Maybe in time it will be easier to share the hope of the gospel with those who don't have it. But don't run faster than you're ready ;) I'm sure you know that too. You CAN do this girlie, we're praying for you. The veil is so thin, Christ is closer than you think so let him carry you when you don't have the strength until you do, and you will soon. Love ya.ReplyDelete
God bless you Rachel - we're praying for you! Sounds like a busy schedule...but you can do it! Jesus is with you every step of the way!ReplyDelete
You're doing great girls. Your blog is an inspiration to me and many more. Your strength and spirit are felt. I ran across another quote for your "inspire me" jar. An old japanese saying,"Fall 7 times, get up 8."ReplyDelete
You can do this Rachel and Diane!
We hope the day goes smoothly tomorrow. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
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hi i don't know you and you don't know me but i was just browsing CuteGirlsHairstyles and then i found this blog and wanted to say i don't have but if i did everyone of my tweets would have #PrayforRachel in them i pray for you even though i'm not chirstian i hope it works i almost started crying when i read your blogDelete
XOXO Bethaney Meredith
How in the world are you supposed to be in the Med Room from 11 am to 2 pm and also be at the E Clinic from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm? Don't your scheduling secretaries talk to each other?! ;-)ReplyDelete
I am a longtime follower of Mindy's hairstyle blog, and an even longer supporter of St. Jude. I live in Memphis, and I am so pleased that you are here to receive treatment. St. Jude has such an impact on those whose lives have been touched by cancer. I have a 17 year old son... I can only imagine how your mama feels. I am so impressed with your strength, courage and faith. I will be following your journey and cheering you on. I am thinking of you and hoping your day goes smoothly.
Love and hugs and prayers!
You should be about done with your busy day...I'm sorry it couldn't be fun busy. We have thought about you all day as you started this new adventure. When's your next chemo/radiation round? Do you stay at the Ronald McDonald house even when you are going thru your treatments? Tell us how it felt today, we want to ride this rollercoaster with you. How much more different is what you are doing at St Judes then what the dr's wanted you to do in SL? We love you, tell your Momma from us!ReplyDelete
We love you, tell your Momma "Hi" from us!Delete
Hi rachel, I came across your story a few days ago looking for hairstyles and finding myself reading your blog ever since... I'm a mom with three girls 20, 17, and 15.. There my life... I told them about your story and now they read your blog with me. We all pray for you and think of you everyday.. be strong god bless you and your mom...Delete
you will get through this!! :D :)) sonia uk 17 too !ReplyDelete
Rachel, I'm following you because I see in you a Young Woman wise beyond her years. Facing challenges young people shouldn't have to deal with. Being so brave it makes me proud to know you. Even if it is just through this blog. Keep it up girl. We will all keep praying for you ..ReplyDelete
Rachel, you are in our prayers. Give your Mom a hug for me. We hope all went well today. Your Blog has been wonderful to follow. Hang in there.ReplyDelete
We love you!
Mike and Glenna Tunnell