Saturday, October 16, 2010

Help a great cause, Team Cancer Crushers

I'm not sure how many people read Emily's blog anymore other than people who read it when it is posted to Facebook, but just in case I wanted to share about our involvement in Light the Night, which is a charity event sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. We are going to participate and are looking for sponsors/donations for the event. All donations are tax deductible and go right to helping people with blood cancer, and to pay for research to hopefully find a cure. Emily is walking in the event and she came up with our team name, Emily's Cancer Crushers. Here is some more info on the event and how you can donate. I'd really like donations to keep coming in even though we topped our goal already. There can't be enough money going to this cause. Trust me.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Update

It's been two months since I have made an update to Emily's blog. That's the longest I've ever gone. It's a good sign, because it means Emily's cancer is not on the forefront of my mind or a top concern any longer. Trust me there is still plenty of stress circling around, but compared to the past two years, it's really nothing.

The September exam went well, she had a chest x-ray, physical exam, and blood work, all were normal. In October we had her exam and blood work done yesterday and she also looked great. Emily got to discontinue the last medication she was on, Bactrim, since they feel her immune system is back to full strength and she can now fight off infections like the rest of us.

Emily is doing really, really well in school. She has a great teacher, and we have her going to a tutor twice a week to catch up. I think she's already pretty much caught up, but she wants to continue her tutor, and I have no problems with that.