Tuesday, November 11, 2008


We'll it is official....other than I am the worst blogger ever...I am DONE!!! I unexpectedly finished my Herceptin treatments. I thought I had a few more to go but I finished my last treatment 3 weeks ago. I also begged my oncologist to let me get my port out and he agreed so that' been gone for almost 2 weeks now. So it's done!!!!!! You can probably tell I'm a little excited by all the exclamation points. I'm just thrilled to have my life back. No weekly doctor's appointments, 3 hour infusions, or a port. I can wear whatever shirt I want now!! My hair is growing fast and is super curly and thick. I have to wear headbands to hold it down. Here's a picture of Ella and I at the fair on the carousel, of course.

Ella is growing so much and she looks like a toddler now. She talks non-stop and still loves Elmo. We finally got a DVR so she has many more "Elmo's World" shows to chose from. She is such a big helper and loves to help me cook and do dishes. She is a bit of a neat freak and likes to clean up her toys without anyone asking. (She may have a little of my personality). Ella was a bumble bee for Halloween and has continued to wear her costume, usually on a daily basis.

Everything else is going great. Joel's job is going well and I still love work. We are excited for the holidays this year. Last year's Thanksgiving and Christmas wasn't much fun thanks to chemo. We are going to live it up this year. We are even going to get a little crazy and decorate the outside of our house. I know...I know....don't get to excited right? We are looking forward to some great times with friends and family.

I feel so good and ready to take on the world or maybe just a two-year old.


Daniel and Sarah Barrett said...

I am so happy!!! What a joy it has been to celebrate with you the end of a looooong year! I love you!!!

Wayne and April said...

Christmas vacation,move over Chevy Chase! Joel is going on the roof to make it bright! Wish I was there to see it. I promise I won't laugh. April

Daniel and Candice: TBM Photography said...


Sorry I missed your call yesterday...we'll catch up so soon!! I'm calling you now!

Anonymous said...

I could not be more happy for you. I know God's grace has been so relevant to you and that the trials taught you more than you could have learned through anything else but it is still nice to know you are DONE!!!! I want to see you during the holidays. Love and miss you!!!!

Katharina said...


Justin and Krista said...

Praise God! We rejoice with you guys and thank God for the healing He has brought. Thanks for your faithful witness through it all.

Deb said...

Do not apologize for being "the world's worse blogger". You have much more important things to do! :-) It has been such a blessing to see where God has brought you.

"Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the journey - the journey's end, the journey's beginning."

Happy Thanksgiving!
Keep On Dancing!
Michigan Marine Mom

Anna:) said...

Lisa! I am so glad you have kept a blog so that we could share this journey with you. Seeing you at work and reading your blog, it's like you have never missed a beat! I enjoy your encouraging and smiling face at work!