TGIF

Does anyone out there remember watching TGIF on ABC growing-up? Me and a friend (sometimes more) would find ourselves eating pizza, drinking our Dews and watching shows like Family Matters, Perfect Strangers and Step By Step. I REALLY miss those shows…perhaps I'm alone in this, but today many of the morals aren't anywhere close to what I want my kids watching…just a thought.

TGIF for me will start out with a review appointment with Dr A and neuro at 010AM tomorrow morning. Tuesday was completely INSANE. the first rescan revealed “spots” in the same area as the frontal lobe tumor. a second rescan revealed that these “spots” we're simply signs of swelling…STILL IN ISSUE, but no tumor THANK GOD. Nothing like starting my day off right. The treatment was rough as well. I started right after lunch (I had to eat a cold chicken wrap because supposedly the treatment went better with food). All I know if 5 pokes later and throwing-up 30 minutes into the treatment…this was not going to be my “normal routine.” That evening I found myself heading back to the office for fluids (they forgot to administer this with my treatment) and I had a fever over 104.7. I was given a load of medication and sent on my way. Let's paint the picture easily here…I spent the night on the bathroom floor…nothing (and I mean NOTHING) stayed down. Wednesday morning I could barely get out of bed without throwing-up. We have AMAZING friends that immediately zipped over to grab the boys for the day…Steve was gone to class…and I spent the rest of the morning in hiding. By early Wednesday afternoon I had nausea medication which FINALLY started helping matters. By that evening I attempted a smoothie (didn't work) and Ritz crackers (success). Today, I woke-up after 9+ hours of sleep and could barely see straight. After the boys were gone, I decided to take a “nap” and slept over 5 more hours. People are telling me my body is saying its tired…at this point, yes I agree!

SO…Friday (today) I get to see if any of this did anything. Praying hard for ANY improvement. It will be good to talk with the doctors to make sure I don't go through this level of sickness again…it was much worse than chemo and I didn't even see it coming.

Keep praying!!!

Bethany is an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She has overcome disabilities, wading through the trials and rewards of marriage and motherhood. She enjoys being a wife to Steve for 10 years and mother to three boys (ages 7, 5 and 2). She is a double brain cancer survivor, a 9 year veteran in the field of youth and children's ministry and has published poetry, featured blog posts for numerous ministry websites and children's ministry curriculum contributions. Bethany is currently working on her first book to be released this Fall as well as various freelancing projects. Bethany always welcomes new coaching clients and speaking opportunities!