Sep 01, 2013 - 7:35 pm
I have been a little MIA lately due to school, Kyle finishing his last round of CHOPE, and preparing for his SCT. He officially finished his last round on August 23rd. Woo hoo! No more CHOPE cocktail. So I had to make him a little certificate. Haha.
He is leaving for Presbyterian St. Luke's Colorado Blood Cancer Institute in Denver, CO September 10th-November 5th (estimated time frame). Majority of the time, I will be going every weekend to be with him because I will still be in school still. However, it's just going to be Diesel and I taking care of the fort at home. Haha. Kyle keeps telling Diesel, "You know your going to be the man of the house Diesel." Uh huh...my little monkey boy (Diesel).
This upcoming week, he has his PET scan on Tuesday (September 3rd) and bone marrow biopsy Wednesday (September 4th). We have our follow-up for results on Monday, September 9th. So the jitters are somewhat starting to set in. I did not realize these days would come so soon... I am just praying for the absolute best. Physically, Kyle is doing so well. He looks so much better than we first started this journey and he even states that he feels "good." We just got done doing 3 hours of yard work. Goodness! He wouldn't have been able to do any of that when he first was diagnosed. I don't want to sound over-confident nor do I want to "jinx" us however, I really do believe though that the chemo has destroyed it all. It just has to have, by the looks of Kyle (right now, Kyle is making nachos because he is "starving" (that doesn't happen with lymphoma partying in the human body) haha)) I am just going to stick to complete remission until, the day comes. Nothing wrong with that, right?
I plan to stick on this website for a long time. However, for means of Kyle's family and friends (including, you all, as you are truly a part of our family) to see how his progress is going as he embarks on his next journey with the SCT. Please feel free to check it out, write in his guestbook, or simply for a some reading.
I cannot wait for next year, to be able to look back, and say, "remember when?..." I cannot wait to share Kyle's story with so many other individuals who are recently diagnosed looking for answers, hope, or inspiration. I cannot wait for us to be back to "us." I cannot wait for us to move on with our lives, our careers, and our family. I understand that after cancer, life will never be the same. Yet, it's the mere thought of not having to truly worry, worry. Fear will be there, yes. However, I vow to not allow fear run our lives. Life is too beautiful.
This is our most recent picture. We had a family vacation with his family about 2 weeks ago. His mother insisted that we take family pictures. Kyle was not to kin on the idea and I do not blame him yet, he's a trooper.
I hope everyone is doing absolutely amazing as you ALL deserve it.