Monday, July 28, 2008

Make A Difference Monday

Have you enjoyed a Diet Pepsi for me yet? Usually I have one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Oh how I miss this caffeine goodness. Please tell me that you all have enjoyed at least one for me this morning.

You guys have all heard me talk about the dear McMommy, right? Well today she did a post just for me. And guess what's even better, she is going to compile all the comments from this post and make a wonderful quilt for me to take to my treatments. I know this will give me the strength that I need to whoop this. I would love it if all of my wonderful readers would hop on over to McMommy's blog and leave a comment. It would mean so much to see your comments and your name on this quilt.

Wish me luck today during the PET scan. Tomorrow my day will begin with blood work, followed by an appt to the dermatologist to have three more moles removed. The oncologist didn't feel they were cancerous, however he didn't want them to become cancerous.

Wednesday I have a follow up appt with the surgeon and on Thursday we meet back with the oncologist to go over the CT scan and the PET scan. Best case scenario right now is that it only spread to those two lymph nodes. However, for some odd reason I feel that it has spread farther. I don't know why. It's just a gut feeling.

Please pray that my gut is wrong. I think I would be ok with being wrong this time!


Wendi said...

Enjoying my Diet Pepsi as I type.
I have already stopped by McMommy's place.
I am going back when I come up with just the right thing to say.
You. can. do. it.
Your gut is wrong!!!

Tara said...

Visited McMommy this morning. Put the button on my blog for everyone to see. Good luck today. Your gut is wrong!! Thinking of you, and enjoying a dr.pepper thinking its a diet pepsi.

amanda said...

yeah for diet pepsi day :)

heading to mcmommy's world now!!

happy thoughts all day friend!!

Lisa said...


I'm trying to kick the caffeine habit, but may have to have one todday, just for you!

I just stumbled across your blog via McMommy & can't imagine the ordeal that you are living right now. You sound so strong though, and one look at your adorable kids - you WILL kick this! Prayers going out to you right now!!!

Ellie Grace and Bennett said...

But he said to me, `My kindness and strength is enough for you. When you are weak, my power is strong.' So then, I am very glad to talk about how weak I am so that the power of Christ may live in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Just from reading your blog I can feel the strength you have. You are an inspiration to all of us with the positive attitude you are keeping through all of this. I am so thankful that Jodi posted your blog page. You are in the thoughts and prayers of our entire family and all our friends. YOU WILL DO IT!

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

Heather - I love you! Mom

Leslie said...

I just stopped by Mcmommy's. I also took the button and posted it on my blog as well. I've spent the last hour and a half reading your blog. You truly are an amazing mommy. You are strong, and I know you can do this. Even though I don't know you, I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. And I will go and crack open a soda for you (my beverage of choice is Coke though) and I will drink it for you!

Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

Jenn said...

I stopped by her blog, it's great what she is doing! I thought I'd talk to you on here though, I'm not really sure what to say .
If we were close I would keep you company or babysit , clean your house or just hang out whatever you needed me to do and I could I would.
I hope all goes well and I'm crossing my fingers your gut is wrong!
Like always you are in my thoughts!

Christy said...

I just left a comment on McMommy's blog. I am thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

Jen said...

I had 2 Coke Zeros this weekend for you (thanks for giving me a REALLY good excuse for falling off the wagon).

I hope things go well today and that your gut is wrong, wrong, wrong. Guts aren't always right you know. I keep having this gut feeling that Ryan Gosling is going to knock on my door and each day I am sadly disappointed.

Sorry, I'm just trying to make light of a really yucky situation. The truth is that I am thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

Becks said...

I drank a BIG OL cold glass of Diet Pepsi for ya sista!! I am heading over to Mcmommys after this! I am thinking of you and am praying for you with all my heart!

Merrie said...

Okay. I'm in. You've got me. Found you via the lovely McMommy, and I'm sticking around. Your children are beautiful, as are you, and I'm joining in on the prayers for your perfect health. Consider yourself cyber hugged. ((((Heather))))

Kristen said...

Thinking of you today Heather. And for the rest of the week for that matter.

And praying your gut is completely wrong! :)

Clare said...

I have already had two Diet Cokes, just for you heather, cheers:)

I hope that all of the appointments and craziness go OKay, and your gut it telling you the wrong thing. I don't think it is at all wrong to be mad at God. You have every right. He is listening, and he hears your cry. Prayers to you, and bloggy love! XO, Clare

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I had THREE cups of coffee and I dumped in extra sugar thinking of you--think coffee as my diet pepsi (just flat and hot like a diet pepsi left out in the sun lol)

I left a comment on McMommy for you too!

I do not believe in chance--the first time I hit your blog was when you posted your news. I know I need to pray for you and that is what I am doing!

Bex said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck! I'll be thinking of you all day.

And you've just given me the incentive I need to make my annual checkup at the dermatologist. I'm sorry to say I've missed the last two years but I'm going as soon as I can. So thank you for that.

And did I mention, GOOD LUCK!!!

Chelle said...

Heather, I am telling you--you're gut is wrong this time, girl.
Thanks for the Diet Pepsi today :) Hugs and prayers coming your way!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Even though it goes against EVERYTHING my soda riddled brain is telling me, and even though I know the Diet Coke that sits, icy cold no less, on my fridge shelf will consider this treason, I will have a Diet Pepsi for YOU!

Sending you every bit of good juju (that makes me think of JuJu Bees, yum! Well except for picking them out of your teeth and all)/MoJo/Vibes and anything else I can think of.

You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Barking Mad Family

ali said...

I'm praying that your gut is so very wrong! Good luck!

Kaza said...

Just found you from McMommy. Hoping and praying and pulling for your gut feeling to be WRONG! I'm a diet coke girl myself, but I hope we can still be friends! ;) (And I'll switch if it will make you feel in any way better!) Keep us all posted.

andreawilliams said...

I am cheersing ( it that a word?) a Diet Pepsi to you right now!
Good luck today all of us are with you in thought and prayer!

Kelli said...

Hi Heather - I saw McMommy's post this morning and just wanted to say you are totally going to kick cancer's you-know-what!!! I've spent the last 45 minutes reading your past posts, scrolling down till it would scroll no more and ended at your first prayer request. I'm so sorry that you are having to go through all of this. Trials like these make us appreciate the little things in life so much more.

I will keep you & your sweet little family in my prayers. You have such strength and your determination radiates through your words. You are going to beat this!!! I am posting the "Team Heather" button on my blog today!

I look forward to reading about your recovery process and everything else inbetween.

workout mommy said...

sending prayers your way...along with a virtual diet pepsi!

fortyb4forty said...

I randomly came across your blog this evening.I have 3 boys, 2 pugs and I am a cancer survivor. I will be praying for you.

Sarah Furlough said...

I drank a diet pepsi in your honor, and then I said a prayer for you.

God bless you and your family, you WILL beat this!

The Mrs. said...

I loath pepsi, diet pepsi even more but for you I will have not one but two. In your honor.

i found your blog from roaming southern and mcmommy. good luck with your fight, i cant imagine what your going thru but YOU WILL GET THRU THIS!

The Roaming Southerner said...

What t-shirt size does your husband wear :-)

The Nice One said...

Stumbled upon your blog...want you to know I'm sending you lots of good thoughts.

The Daniel Family said...

Diet Pepsi rocks, as do you! You are strong, I hope your gut is wrong and give those babies some hugs and kisses from the world. We are all rooting for you. You're on my blog now just remember we're all praying!

Ashley N said...

Believe in the power of positive thinking. I know that's easy for a person like me, who hasn't just been diagnosed with cancer, to say...but, you can't let your mind think that way. Believe that it hasn't spread any further, believe that you're going to beat this, believe that you're going to live to be old and gray and meet your grandchildren. I don't know you, but I'm praying for you and your family. This will be hard, but you will get to the other side of it. And be a stronger, better woman b/c of it.

Ranch Girl said...

I just happened on your blog through a friend's blog - I wanted to let you know you're in our prayers, on our church prayer list, and in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,
I had not two, but three diet cokes (caffeine free, of course) in your name. I also stopped by McMommy and left a comment for your quilt.
Oh, I almost forgot: Since your gut doesn't have an M.D., I don't think it is qualified be telling you things.

Anonymous said...

I had kids camp at church today and hubby was to bring me a diet coke for lunch. Would you believe that he slipped up and brought me a diet pepsi? I thanked him greatly and told him about you. I said that the diet pepsi helped remind me to pray for you today. Thanks for the update!

Jodi said...

What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot eat away peace,
It cannot destroy confidence,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot shut out memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot reduce eternal life,
It cannot quench the spirit,
It cannot lessen the power of God.

Jamie said...

I just found your blog today thanks to McMommy, and my prayers are with you and your family. Your children are adorable BTW. I don't like Pepsi products of any kind, but I had a Diet Pepsi for you this morning! Your gut is wrong, you will kick cancer in the butt, I have faith!

Alexis Jacobs said...

Praying for strength and healing.

Kimmber said...

Left my comments at McMommy's. What a wondeful friend.

I will be praying for you. As the mother of a 10 year old cancer SURVIVOR, I know you can do this.

Jenny said...

Stay strong Heather! You are in my thoughts...


John Deere Mom said...

Heather-I came across your blog from a post by Sleepless Mornings. As a 31 year old mom with 2 little kids, my heart is aching for you. I NEVER go to a stranger's blog and talk to them about their health or say I will pray for them. NEVER. But, I am going to pray for you every night. Every.single.night. Because you must beat this.
Oh, and I LOVE Diet Pepsi.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Found you via McMommy and left a comment there, but I wanted to leave one here too. I'm sending all kinds of positive energy vibes your way. And if we lived near each other I'd help out with the kids!

Dawn said...

After reading your comment you left at Midwestern Mommy's blog I wanted you to know I will be praying for you as well.

I'm so so sorry you are dealing with this, especially with such little babies at home.

Tiffany said...

I had a huge 32oz diet mixed with cherry pepsi on Monday - (It may be weird, but I have to have some sweet in there!)

I have been off-line while moving, but now am back and just want you to know how much I am thinking of you and praying for you. You are a strong woman and you will absolutely beat this! Hang in there with the process, but I assure you, this will have a dramatic affect on your life and the lives of all you know - You will grow in ways that will absolutely amaze you - you will be blessed by people you had no idea cared and you will end up closer to your loved ones than you ever imagined possible. Don't get me wrong, the circumstances still suck and will alway suck, but the blessings that will arise from something so difficult will be mind-boggling.

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