Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oh What a Day

I am so sorry I haven't posted in a while! I figured it's time for an update, since I've been receiving some frantic/worrying emails. So NO, I am not dead!;) I actually have an ounce of good news to share with you! But that will come later, as most good things in life do!
Rewind: back to the day when I still had long hair! I cut it, but don't yet have decent pictures to put on the world wide web.
 Okay, so my sister Lauren is at Notre Dame graduate school! WOOHOO! She's so talented and I love her! Therefore Diane and I went and visited her. We also drove to Washington DC! (It was a very spur of the moment thing we pulled off.)
 So here I am, looking hot as ever. 
 Just some random buildings I guess.
 The double decker tour bus decided to drive on the freeway while we were still on the top...?

 This was pretty cool.
 The temple out there is so so so beautiful!
 We went to Georgetown Cupcakes! I was pretty excited, but I make better;)
 Beautiful skies, and very long drives!
 Marble Head light house in Ohio. We went a few years ago, but decided to go back. We also went to Cedar Point!
Above the clouds. Floating sky high. 

So I guess it's time for my good news! The other day I had my Primary Children's appointment. Not only were my levels high enough to start chemo, they went way up from last time. And although they are not very good, I am still happy. So from Thursday til Monday I was on Chemotherapy, and I didn't throw up once or anything! Hooray!
My other good news is that my doctors said I looked so good and seemed good enough to go a month more than we had originally planned to get an MRI! I love love love that I have an extra month. Honestly a 3.5 hour MRI is not on my top 5 pass times. But who's to complain!? At least I can find out whether or not my tumor is doing what without having to take a knife to it. I'm very grateful that I live in a time where we have good machines, and medicine. 
Thanks for the support.
(It's obviously working)
ps. i can do hard things.
pps. thanks for the comments and emails. I seriously get so happy when people respond! Y'all are the best!


  1. I am thrilled to hear you are doing so well!!! You are in my prayers :)

  2. Dear Rachel, I am sending my prayer your way and am happy to know you are doing well. Way to go, brave girl!

  3. I'm so glad you're improving! I'm always so excited when you update! Hope you had fun! Congrats to your sister!

  4. Thank you for posting! You don't know me, but my family and I are praying for you in Texas. I check your site often and was so happy to see a post today. You are amazing!

  5. I am so happy for an update, I think about you all the time and am always sending prayers your way! you are LOVED!

  6. U r amazing and so fun ! Your attitude is so inspiring to me ��I was really touched that u remembered me in Costco ... Hope u feel as good as possible this week . Love u , thsnk u so much for sharing your story , it always helps me feel the spirit and remember what is important in life! Amy bliss ( bishop)

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  8. Love you so much Rachel!! You are so strong and such an inspiration to me and many others! I pray for you every day!

  9. I love your smile in these pictures. You are genuinely happy and life seems good. What a great blessing!

  10. So good to see that you are out and about! Keep moving!
    You have weirdly been visiting lots of places I've been. Cedar Point is so fun.

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