Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Quintessential Christmas

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of holiday cheer. I was able to spend the holiday's with family enjoying the true meaning of Christmas, and thanking God for all the wonderful people He has put in my life.

I also love seeing all of the Christmas lights and holiday decor this time of year - it makes me smile. So in pursuit of these scenes, I came across the oddest Christmas scene...Uncle Sam, Santa Claus, Baby Jesus, and the Virgin Mary. Who knew they all lived during the same time!
During this holiday time, I had my 7th treatment. Just this past week, Dashing looked at me and oh-so-delicately told me that I am finally starting to take on the look of a cancer patient. My skin is so pale, dark circles have formed around my eyes, and a bluish tint has settled into my skin. Luckily, as a female, it is perfectly acceptable for me to attempt to cover these things up with make-up. So, these days, I'm feeling like I could use a make-up artist around.

For a little bit of a pick me up, Dashing, the Entourage, and I went to the happiest place on Earth for the New Year's weekend...Disneyland. From the sounds of Main Street's singing quartet to the sparkle of the castle's icicle lights - I love it all.
So now this week, I will prepare for my final chemotherapy treatment. Although I'm so excited to have this portion of the treatment over - I'm still not excited to go through even one more round of this. Knowing that you will have to battle through the next week is daunting, and then knowing radiation is to come is challenging to face. Sometimes I think it's easier to not know what you're going to be up against.

I will prevail; I will be a stronger person after this. I know it.


Sweet Simplicity said...

I'm glad you had a great Christmas. You can't beat Disneyland for a little pick me up. Good luck with your final chemo treatment. As always, you are in my prayers.

Cassie said...

I think you look great! Not all like the "typical cancer patient."

I'm glad you had a good Christmas and good luck with your treatment this week :)

Josie said...

So proud of you Sara!!! You are amazing! Know we all stand behind you!
<3 TDH

Tickled Pink said...

You look great Sara!! Good luck with your next treatment :)

Love Lace said...

Sara you look amazing! Good luck with your last chemo treatment!

PeepToesAndPearls said...

Good luck with the last treatment! Prayers that you never have to go through this again.

Ams said...

I just popped onto your blog! I too am a SO of a doctor-to-be (super fun!) Sending tons of prayers and love to you my friend... one more treatment... you are doing awesome!

sushi2 said...

Sara, I think you are an amazing person. And you have a sense of maturity beyond your years. I know you will get through this bumpy period in your life. You are strong and you will get through this with your blessed family and friends. Even though I only met you in a few classes in college I knew in my mind this girl is going places and nothings going to stop her :). So with that said I wish you the best year ever and immediate success with your treatment. Affectionately.... Rochelle


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