Sunday, January 24, 2010

blog from Brandon

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Over the past 5-6 weeks my situation has become a little bit of a storyline for family, friends, new and old as well as rekindled relationships. I'm thrilled that it is raising SOME awareness for the disease and I hope to continue building that awareness once my life is back to normal. My situation is uncharted waters for me on a few levels, the obvious being my battle with Cancer and the other (what very few know about me), is that I'm very uncomfortable being the center of attention.

With that being said, this is a blog that I wanted to make about YOU. Taly has mentioned this in her blogs in the past. But words can't express what everyone's support has meant to both my family and myself! Everyone has been incredible! You have all helped carry me through these tough times in my life. Generally speaking, I am only a cheeseball with my wife, but I love you all! You are amazing! I don't have a choice with the cards that have been dealt to me, they are what they are. All that I can do is stay positive and love every moment of life. But YOU do have a choice of how you respond to what I'm going through. You don't have to go out of your way, yet you continually do, and for that reason I say... thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Last Day Before Round 2

As we close this chapter of our story, we smile at the preliminary happy ending...

Brandon is in remission, his spirits are up, he is feeling healthy and his appetite is ferocious - all are small (and at the same time enormous) miracles.

Brandon's spirit and courageous mindset is amazing - even to me (and I have known how amazing he is since date #1).

Today is the final day before he starts round 2 of chemo. We do not know what tomorrow holds...nausea, vomiting, headaches, fever, mouth sores.....We can only pray that the side effects will be less vicious this time around.

That being the case, Brandon wanted to make the most out of the weekend. So...

Last night my in-laws took the kids for a sleepover (thank you!) and Brandon and I went out on a date - dinner and a movie. We had a wonderful evening chatting, laughing, snuggling up together....This morning we woke up and went out for breakfast, did some grocery shopping and then met the family for a lunch. At this moment, Brandon is out with Dana for her first time skating (special daddy-Dana time).

I am so proud to have him as my husband, as the father of our children. I am the luckiest person in the world because I have him by my side.

And the Prince kissed the Princess and she smiled. And they believed that everything would be OK. because it has to be, because it should be, because they are meant to be.

END Chapter 1.