Friday, June 21, 2013

It's Definitely A Fabulous Friday

It has been over 2 weeks since I have been able to sit at my computer and type.  This is a fabulous things of course, since I love to blog.  The last 2 weeks are kind of a blur, but we have taken notes of the amazing tender mercies and I will back track at some point to fill you in on all the details.  For now I want to focus on the fabulous things that have occurred this week.
1.  After being in the hospital for 15 days on the Oncology floor I came home yesterday.  It is so good to be home, to sleep in a bed that I don't get stuck in the gutter and to eat real food instead of soup and jello.  My cousin Jennifer brought me a pair of wonder women pj's.  Perfect for my long haul and my departure.
2.  I can't begin to express the deep appreciation I have for the nursing staff, doctors, family and friends, amazing cards, letters, packages, FB posts and expressions of love.  I never knew how loved I was until the past 2 weeks.
Elder Rowe, my previous bishop, stake president and now area authority came for a visit and brought me so much peace.
Grandpa Young loves me.
Although, I don't remember this much, Aunt Leslie and Jennifer came for a short visit.
3.  I have home health assisting with my care.  What an amazing thing it is to be able to be home to have IV treatment care without having to be in the hospital.  Because of all I have gone through they are giving me IV nutrients so that I can build my strength before I start Chemo.
4.  I am so grateful for insurance.  I have an amazing insurance plan and am grateful that I was inspired to pay a little more to get a better plan.  It would be nice to put my tax returns towards a new car, but I'm ever so grateful that I have the money to pay my medical bills.
5.  My aunt Carol made the most beautiful blanket for me and brought it to the hospital this week.  She embroidered the tree of life in teal which is the color for Ovarian Cancer Survivor.  I love the quote that she put on it, "Faith and fear can not coexist.  I choose faith."  She said that when she was embroidering the first faith that her machine wasn't working well and that this represented the ups and downs that I will go through but to have faith that I will heal completely.
6.  I've talked of my dear friend Aubrey; remember my visit in January to Seattle?  Well her family was traveling through Boise yesterday on their way to Utah.  It brought me so much joy to visit with her for nearly 2 hours.  My heart almost burst at the excitement I had as she entered the room with her big smile and her oils that she rubbed my feet with.  It was so surreal having Aubrey push my IV pole as we walked side by side around the oncology floor.
7.  Alisha has visited me several times and has given me a foot massage with chocolate lotion.  Oh, how I love a foot massage.  My cousin Callie painted my toenails and did my hair while in the hospital. It made me feel so much better.  Painted toenails always make me feel pretty!   My aunt Sherry also came and did my hair one day.  It meant so much to me to have them come pamper me.
My Aunt Thalia was there every single day and loves me like her own.  She took such great care of me and got me this beautiful quilt from the pediatric department.  Please disregard how bad I look here.  They were taking me outside for the first time in 9 days.  


  1. Oh Terah, I am so sorry. I had no idea how sick your body is right now and I am praying for you. You are blessed with an amazing support system and a strong testimony, which will help you so much to get through the dark days. Stay strong and know you are loved! You are a fighter and will conquer this battle!

  2. Grandpa pic made me cry, LOVE the blanket, & the pictures make me wish I was there to give you a hug!!

  3. I'm so glad you are blogging again! You have gone through so much :(. Just know that North Carolina peeps love you and are praying for you :).