Usually when I get ready to plant my garden I enlist the help of someone bigger, stronger and more qualified to handle the dirty work (i.e. Reed). He's always there in the trenches with me, digging and humbly following my commands. He does the grunt work and I get all the glory for growing a beautiful garden. We all know the secret is in the dirt.
Well, in this case as you can all tell, Libby has been enlisted to handle the grunt work....not only is she a willing and devoted friend, but she is by far stronger, and more qualified to handle the job. She is doing the job I dread to do....just like Reed does when he so effortlessly puts his big strong body behind the shovel and turns the dirt. It's so much easier for him. I am always so grateful for his help because he does the part I do not want to do. And Libby, I am so grateful for you because not only are you doing what is hard for me, but it lightens my load and you are also so good at it! Thank you my friend!
Libby has given you a very accurate update and I am anxious and ready to begin taking care of this disease. I am so grateful for qualified doctors who are kind and sensitive and intuitive and doctors who have devoted their lives to improving and even saving ours. Every doctor, every step of the way, has been an important step in this process and has been instrumental in getting us to where we are. Reed and I feel very good about the upcoming treatment and also very blessed. In gardening, pruning encourages growth. I expect to have a very thick head of hair when this is over!
I love reading every one's comments - it buoys me up. I'm feeling very loved and supported and most of all grateful. There is something so humbling about feeling so loved...each one of you, and each expression of support touches my heart, makes me cry and then I am in awe of all the wonderful people we are so fortunate to have in our lives. The word "thank you" doesn't seem like it is adequate in comparison to the depth of gratitude I feel in my heart, but simply and sincerely.....Thank you so much! Thank you for your prayers. Please pray for us this week that the cancer will be receptive to the chemotherapy. I love you all.