Just a quick reminder to mark your calendar for some great events coming up next week...
On Monday, May 16th my amazing friends are going to be guest scoopers at Coldstone Creamery in downtown Royal Oak. Stop by from 6-9pm to get some yummy ice cream while also supporting the "Meghan Malley Rally" team for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day For a Cure. Coldstone is generously donating 100% of all tips and 10% of all sales to the 3 Day team. Ice cream + my beautiful friends + donating to an amazing cause = a night you don't want to miss!
The incredible parents and players of Mike's varsity baseball team have decided to turn their double header on Wednesday, May 18 into a charity game to also benefit the "Meghan Malley Rally" 3 Day For a Cure team! They have done an amazing job planning this event and it sounds like it will be an truly wonderful day. All of the players will be wearing pink, spectators will be able to purchase custom made t-shirts, and there will be other great things such as raffles, food, and hopefully lots of hits from the Kettering Captains! Come by at 4pm to support the Captains and the "Meghan Malley Rally" 3 Day team! Waterford Kettering High School is located at 2800 Kettering Drive, Waterford MI and the ball park is located directly behind the high school. If you are unable to make it but would like to donate to the "Meghan Malley Rally" please click here.
As if this wasn't incredible enough, another group of my awesome friends are participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This event will take place next Saturday, May 21 at Comerica Park in Detroit with opening ceremonies at 8am. My friends have done a fabulous job fundraising for "Team Malley", and I couldn't be more proud of them! Please feel free to head downtown to meet up with the team and participate in either a one mile walk, or a 5K walk or run - fundraising is not required to participate on the day of the event. To make a donation to "Team Malley" please click here, or for more general information on the Race for the Cure please click here.
I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for all of your time, effort and hard work to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This cause is obviously now extremely close to our hearts and raising money to help their efforts means so much to us. There is still a long way to go in regards to research for prevention, treatments, and cures - especially for young women with advanced stage disease, such as myself. It is my sincere wish that each dollar you are helping us raise will prevent another young woman from going through what myself and my family are going through right now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Just wanted to check in and say hello to my peeps:) I know some of you get a little worried if you haven't heard from me in a bit. Well, let me just say...chemo is no joke. I was riding high on Friday-feeling pretty good, looking forward to the weekend, making plans as usual....until those toxins reared their ugly head and it was immediately "game over" as far as feeling good was concerned. Saturday and Sunday were pretty rough to say the least. I felt extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) fatigued, had flu-like body aches, and a little nausea thrown in too just to spice things up a bit. My Beauts (plus a few Beaut hubbies) came over Saturday night for a few hours- it was wonderful to see them, but I couldn't believe how much it wore me out. After that, I didn't get out of bed again until Tuesday - aside from a daily shower and trips to the restroom. No Easter with the family as I had hoped. I was very disappointed but I have quickly learned how important it is to listen to my body right now.
Sunday night, I passed out on the stairs leading up to our bedroom after a middle of the night trip to the bathroom and nearly scared Mike to death. Thankfully, I snapped out of it after a few seconds and came to, and convinced him not to call 911. It was definitely scary but I was ok - just a major drop in my blood pressure. Since then, my blood pressure has been around 80/40 or so and it has made me feel awful. I have been extremely disappointed that I can't get this stabilized because my body has felt a million times better since Monday - no aches, no back pain, no nausea - but I have felt extremely lightheaded for three straight days. I just feel like my head is in the clouds and it is just an all around crumby feeling. I can't stand loud voices, the television, the light from the computer--nothing! Everything makes my head hurt even more. Luckily, yesterday I finally got the energy to get out of my bed and go lay in the family room downstairs - yahoo! Gotta celebrate the little victories people:) And I actually stayed awake the majority of the day without a nap! Another huge success. The fatigue is still a battle-I can't believe how much my energy has been zapped. I swear, it feels like I just ran a marathon after I do something as simple as taking a shower. Today, I continue to feel better although my blood pressure is still ridiculously low and despite my best efforts to chug gallons of fluids, I can't get it to come up for the life of me. I am hoping Dr. F will be able to squeeze me in tomorrow so we can figure out what is going on.
I continue to be blessed by the most amazing caregivers ever! I seriously have the most amazing husband on the planet. Sorry to break it to all you married ladies that think you have the most amazing husband - but I really do ;) He has been leaving for work at 5:30am, working all day, coaching baseball after school, getting home late, cleaning our house, taking the dog on runs, doing laundry, and taking such incredible care of me! He walks me to the bathroom, helps me get dressed, makes me protein shakes, manages my medications, reminds me to eat and drink more, tucks me in, rubs my back....you name it, he would do it for me. He never complains, he never acts like he is exhausted or stressed out - even though I know he is. He is truly incredible and I am the luckiest wife in the world!
My step dad, Doug has been coming over during the day while Mike is at work and making me food, taking care of the dog, giving me my meds, making me laugh and keeping me company. I truly appreciate it so much Doug and love you very much! And of course my momma...she is the best. She works very long days and then comes over every night after work to check on me....take my blood pressure, give me my meds, force (and I mean FORCE) liquids and food on me, and tell me she loves me and kisses me good night. She is worried and tired and as much as I obviously want to feel better for myself, I want to feel better for her too-so it will take some of the worry and concern away from her.
We continue to be so blown away by everyone's generosity, thoughtfulness, love and support. You are all such a blessing to us and we continue to be so grateful for everything you are all doing for us! Keep the prayers and love coming!
The amazing 3 Day team continues to kick some major fundraising booty! I am so proud of them and of all their efforts. My awesome friend, Sarah has organized this fantastic fundraiser at Cold Stone Creamery in Royal Oak on Monday, May 16th. Please see the super cute and creative poster below that she designed for more details on the event. Hope to see you all there! "Fundraising never tasted so good!"....love it!
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