Dear Friends and Family,
It has been awhile since I have written! I have been really busy working during the day and when I come home from work I rest. I completed treatment number 15 on 9/8/17 by Celebrating Stand Up To Cancer Day! My Chemo Anchors were my mom and dad. I purchased orange bracelets and as you can see in one of the pictures below, my husband and dog are wearing them. Every time I go to MD Anderson, I look for items that say HOPE and I happened to find a wreath that read HOPE that I have never seen before. Day 3 and Day 4 after treatment were rough. I felt nauseous and like I had the flu. I also slept ALOT! Needles to say, I did not make it to work on Monday for the students’ first day at their new location since our school flooded. I had several counselors on standby to help the Licensed Specialist in School Phycology (LSSP), if she needed it. A special thank you to SD, SC, SW, DB, and JH for being on standby!
When I returned to my new office on Tuesday, I was pleasantly surprised by a decorated office! My counselor friends, SW, DB, and DR decorated my office while I received treatment on Friday. I absolutely love their decorating skills and I am forever grateful! They even dedicated a part of my office to the anchor surrounded by positive quotes! Our theme this year at my campus is BE… The BE wall fits perfectly with our theme! Pictured below is KF, the LSSP, and SW. We are limited on space in the new building, so KF stays in my office when she is on campus, I enjoy having her as my officemate.
The one word that sums up this week is GRATITUDE! I appreciate all of the support and love I received from my counselor friends. They gave me items like games and stress balls for my office that I lost in the flood. Thank you JH, CC, SC! It is strange feeling when you go to reach for a folder that you used to have and it no longer exists, but I know that I have plenty of people I can contact when I need that information. 🙂
Anchored in HOPE,