Kendall and I let our health slip... 4 kids, addictions of food, alcohol, and unhealthy behaviors. Changes, life change came really fast for us over the last 5-6 years and had run us over without us stopping it. We said ENOUGH!!!! We are getting better. In fact we are better today than we have been in a long long time, maybe since we only had 1 kid. The most significant step in this commitment came when Kendall had Gastric Bypass surgery in May. It was at this point, life realized we were going to fight back... and decided that more hits would take us down... NOT TODAY!
June - Kendall's hip pain, we thought due to her weight, just got worse as she lost significant pounds... physical therapist, orthopedic... new diagnosis. Osteoarthritis in her hip. All she needs is a 4 foot needle stuck in her with no anesthesia and all's better... Life say's... you can take that fine!... have another.
Kendall was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on Friday 7/15 and a week later we found ourselves in the infusion center of St. Lukes receiving her first chemotherapy treatment. It is a rare, aggressive, non-tumorous variety. The first side affects of treatment started hitting her on day 6 post treatment with fatigue and having all food taste like burnt toast.
The world will not get us down... we will win... we will show lives that have been lived. With the projection of 12-15 months of Chemo; surgury and radiation we have a long road to travel. If you know Kendall and I, you know we have faith that has already provided a sense of peace and certainty that we are in God's hands at all times through all troubles. We are blessed to have many friends and family who have (or I'm sure who will) want to help as our situation progresses. We are also blessed that Kendall can rock a hat in most any outfit.
That is how this chapter in our lives has begun... 2016, The year we take up the fight for life!