ronda hartzel's Journal
Alive and tough cookie
Written Oct 5, 2012 7:43am
So....lately I have been updating my Facebook like a mad woman....but forgotten my caring bridge.......I apologize....so many that stop posting on here may have passed on....BUT NOT ME :)
I can tell you that I have been living life to the fullest and then some. I run myself ragged, recoop, and then head out for more.......
I always plan to come on here and always want to be witty and entertaining (ha ha ha).
My scans in September are CLEAN....so I continue chemo every 3 weeks and just keep pushing on. I must say that at times I forget that "I'm sick" and keep wondering if they read the wrong scan/labwork, etc.
So as my dear friend Dianna reminded me.......I'm letting everyone know that I am doing well.....savoring the chilly weather and just taking one day at a time. :)
Time has slipped by........
Written May 29, 2012 7:18pmI can't believe it has been MONTHS since I have blogged.....so many wonderful things and so many heartaches....but I am still here.
Rain is falling around me tonight and I took a moment to jump in a few puddles, race to the door, and laugh and how drenched I was in a matter of seconds....life is good. My scans last month showed no evidence of disease......I'm working, My hair is blonde again.....heck, I finally have hair. So many things have happened...good and bad.....and so many times I don't blog when i am having a tough time which I am realizing is so not realistic......a new goal is to show the good and the bad. But tonight .......the good.
I recently came back from the BVI.....a bit of fun, sun, and sailing........and I returned home to a voicemail. A story was done on me last year......and shown on the military Channel by a wonderful woman named Alicia......MY STORY........is nominated for an EMMY! How amazing is that. I just want to thank Alicia for talking to me one day in Chemo and deciding to spotlight a bit of my fight. Thank you Alicia for showing me what I have been through, how far I have come and how I have so much more to do with my life.
So......as I'm sick with an incredible ear infection, have battled MRSA and shingles (at the same time) this past year.......I'm smiling.
Here is a link to a bit of the story........fingers crossed...........
life it .......AWESOME
Written Jan 27, 2012 5:05amI just wanted to check in and and let everyone know that I am doing well.....New Zealand was incredible and well.......I think I found MY place in the world. I think.....actually, I plan to end up there someday. So many tears today......... tears of thanks. Thankful for the ability to travel, the time off, the money to pay for it, the health and strength to do it, the lack of no internet and No phone (which I don't miss), the amazing strangers who are now friends, the fabulous guides, the never ending scenery, the tears to remind me I AM alive, and the happiness of just being on this earth.
I am a better person for having went to New Zealand. I'm changed.....my heart is smiling and my soul is full of love....( I know I"m sounding cheesy)....lol. I have soooooooooo many stories to tell, but I will start by just letting everyone know I am alive.
Cheers to life everyone. I am just so happy.......it keeps bringing me to tears. Life is just amazing..........just live it. Each and every one of you.....just SAVOR, LIVE, and LOVE.......LIFE.
xoxoxoxo to all of you......thank you for all following me and loving me.
ronda :) (the world traveler.......slowly being reconstructed)!!!!!!!!