A new week + new weather - fatigue = finally feeling like myself again! We finally welcomed warm weather (in the 90's today!) and I finally bid farewell to my fatigue from Round #3. I was so excited to wake up today and finally have energy and feel "normal" again. It's a bummer that it took this long this time - since I have another round of chemo coming up in two days - but hey, I will take what I can get! I was feeling great today, the sun was shining bright, and my brother opened his pool this past weekend...sounds like a recipe for an amazing day. Add in my great friend, Katie and her adorable 2 year old, Emma - and it was quite the pool party. :) I can't tell you how fabulous it felt to enjoy an afternoon outside, laughing, chatting and not thinking for one second about feeling exhausted, or achy, or nauseous. It made me realize how truly debilitating the fatigue was for me this last round. I am so thankful that today was able to serve as a much needed reminder of how great life is and how wonderful I can feel once my body takes the time it needs to rest and recover. I look forward to many more days like this in the future!
Miss Emma was not really interested in looking at the camera today, despite numerous attempts and bribes from Katie & I. She was loving that water though! ps - what do you guys think of my big, floppy, J Lo inspired hat?! Gotta come up with something to keep this bald head from baking in the sun. :)
Finally caught a shot on my phone with some eye contact & smile
Prior to today, I still wasn't feeling too hot so needless to say, we took it pretty easy this Memorial Day weekend. However, I did make it to my good friend Lindsay's bachelorette party this past Saturday. It was frustrating for me to have to leave after just a couple hours (once the crazy-fun bar crawling began!), but I could tell this run-down body had enough and needed to hit the road and rest. I was glad I could make it for a little bit and see my little "Stepankie" all dolled up and glowing with excitement for her upcoming wedding day!
Some of my fabulous former co-workers & great friends at Lindsay's bach party!
This upcoming weekend, Mike and I will be heading to Petoskey to celebrate Lindsay and Justin's wedding! I am so excited to see how gorgeous and happy my little Lindsay will be. It will be wonderful to have a weekend away and I am praying that I feel well enough to not only enjoy Lake Michigan and the beautiful Petoskey area, but to also break it down on the dance floor with Cocoa (aka Chanell -pictured far left above). :)
My awesome friends on the 3 Day team have two great fundraisers planned in the upcoming weeks. Kara has set up a night of Yin Yoga at The Detroit Flyhouse in Eastern Market in Detroit. Kara describes Yin Yoga as, "regular yoga poses held for longer periods of time and done by candlelight". Sounds very relaxing and therapeutic to me! Sign me up! Check out the flyer below:
Stacy has planned a fun night at Rosie O'Grady's in downtown Ferndale. You can't beat an all you can eat salad and pizza buffet for $15, especially for a great cause and with such wonderful company! Check out her flyer for more details and make sure to RSVP by June 10th. I really hope to see you there!
Thank you so much for all of your support for the "Meghan Malley Rally" 3 Day team! They are doing an amazing job with their fundraising, thanks in great part to a lot of you that have made such generous contributions.
I also want to say thanks for the continued thoughts, prayers, and support. You have no idea how much a comment on the blog, a text message, a card - truly means to me, especially during the tough days. It really means more than you know and it brings me such comfort to be able to go back and read your comments and thoughts and know that so many people are praying for us and thinking of us. So keep it comin' folks! :)
Please say a prayer for a great Round #4 of chemo - the last round of what is supposedly the hardest part of my chemo schedule before I switch drugs. Keep your fingers crossed for a little less fatigue so that I can enjoy this upcoming weekend away with Mike and our friends while we celebrate Lindsay and Justin's wedding!
I hope you all have a great rest of your week and a wonderful weekend ahead!
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