Sunday, March 8, 2009

The end of another week, or I guess it's really the beginning of a new one. Hannah rounded out the week much better than how it started. She had had a string of bad days since last week Beginning Wednesday, she did so much better. Although the stomach pain remains, it is so much less. No complaining, no vomiting, no crying, and a full three days of school in a row! She has managed now to string together 5 good days, it's encouraging. Today was a bit iffy for her, she had circles under her eyes (even though she slept until 10:00am.) She didn't eat much, and did say she didn't feel well, even on into the evening. It has been a cycle for her, a string of good days, then a crash and an uphill battle back to even ground.

I spoke with her oncologist this weekend who was encouraged by her progress with the new medicines. He said her issues are definitely multi-faceted in nature, so we have to continue to fix her issues, one at a time. As one is fixed, her body works on the next. We'll see.

We have many things coming up. This weekend is Colby's 12th birthday, spring lacrosse practice starts (Hannah is signed up), Colby's basketball league just started and we're planning for Relay for Life! Our Relay committee has asked us to speak at the event. After speaking with both of the girls, we have decided that our whole family will speak. After all, this has been something that our whole family has gone through. I'm hoping that we will each be able to speak about our experience with cancer from our own perspective. Hannah is a cancer survivor, this will be a success story!

Here our luminary total to date-12!! If you are interested in ordering any, here is the information. Also if you would like to send the money via paypal instead of check or cash, you can send the money to my paypal account at kprokop@optonline. Please email me with your luminary information separately from paypal to ensure I received it.

Thanks again for all of your support!

The luminaries are $10 each. If you are interested in purchasing any, please let us know. We will decorate one for you-I have all the bags here or you are welcome to decorate them yourselves also if you like (I will get you the bags). Our Relay is May 30-31st this year. Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like on your bag and we will decorate it specially for you. If you would like to email any artwork or photos, we can also include those on the bags. We will send you an email with a picture of your bags once they are completed. We'll see if we can get enough to complete one entire circle around the track this year!

Here is what we need if you are purchasing a bag:
  • Your name and address
  • Who is to be honored on the bag (in memorial or in honor of)
  • Any photos or artwork you would like included on the bag (via email or mail)
  • Anything additionally you would like us to include on your bag
  • Your check made out to American Cancer Society-bags are $10 each, send to us at the address listed on the blog page. Or, send the money via paypal.


Mylese said...

I am so happy that you are feeling better, Hannah. We hope that the string of good days will get longer and longer. We want to order some luminaries, too. I'll get back to you with how many.

How exciting that you all get to speak together. Just the other day, I was looking at the video of you at Anna's and Lyle's school and commenting about what a great job that you did. You will be great at the Relay for Life, too. A Grand Survivor!!!!

Much love,
The Reyes Family

Kathy said...

Hi Hannah,
I hope you keep feeling better and better for longer strings. That is so special that your family will be speaking at Relay for Life. You will all be great.
Love from California,
Kathy and Kelly