I set my alarm this morning to prepare for day 2 of chemo pills. I don’t typically eat breakfast upon waking up so this is a new routine for me. Food almost immediately, followed by 30 minutes before I take this morning’s dose. A reminder helps tell me to stop what I’m doing and eat before taking my pills. Little man had a rough night for some reason and I awoke with a decent headache but I can’t complain. It’s hard to believe that just a week ago, I was preparing for brain surgery. I am so incredibly blessed with my abilities to heal. Yes, there is a long road ahead but I am so thankful for today.
I have received a lot of requests about how to help during this time. I don’t do well with these questions and I shy away from the answer mostly. To be candid, any and all help is appreciated more than I could ever express. Your words of encouragement, concern and prayer do not fall on deaf ears. They are felt and heard all the way across the world. I feel your LOVE.
My friend Seema set up a booster campaign, if you are interested in t-shirts – https://www.booster.com/teamredphoenix?share=7131469753615390&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_medium=social&ref=facebook_social_mobile-campaign-page-share&utm_content=teamredphoenix&type=1&side=front –
And lifelong family friends have also set up a fundraising event – on Facebook as 💚 Rallying for Red Phoenix 💚 – that includes wrist bands!
My sister, Sarah, who you can also find on the I am Red Phoenix Facebook page is organizing other ways to help and is simply a click away from any questions that you may have for me.
As I type this, I can’t help but cry. This disease will not define me or my family but it is absolutely a part of who I am and my journey in life. It takes an entire village and I feel the Team Red Phoenix army forming around me. I have such love and admiration for each and every single one of you.
As for me, I am going to take my 2nd morning dose and enjoy this beautiful day that God has gifted each one of us. Spread the love, my friends. Always.