Lexy’s Story

Site created on June 23, 2020

My name is Lexy Patton and I’m 27 years old. I am from Michigan and was working as a labor and delivery nurse when I received the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 stomach cancer on Valentine’s Day 2020. I started aggressive chemotherapy right away. This journal is meant to keep everyone updated!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Lexy Patton

This past week was spent with my amazing husband and family. We vacationed through the upper part of Michigan hitting all the main spots— Traverse City, Charlevoix, Boyne Mountain, and Mackinac. We went on hikes, swam at the beach, went fishing, rode bikes, went rafting and tubing. We made tons of memories and spent lots of times together. It was the first family vacation we had in years and it felt so good to be together. We all so badly needed it. It’s been a wild year, filled with lots of ups and downs— this week has definitely been an up. 

The week ended with my baby brother getting engaged, and it was so special to see and be a part of. 

I was diagnosed 6 months ago. Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday, while other times it feels like it’s been years. I’m thankful to be alive right now and to be making memories with loved ones. Please do not take a single day forgranted. ❤️

As I type, my husband and I are headed to Chicago to be part of my best friends wedding! I’m a bridesmaid and I couldn’t be more honored or excited to be there! 

I have labs on Wednesday, so I’m praying those will be stable!! Chemo #11 will start Wednesday, and I again will be hospitalized in the ICU. I’m nervous, but I know I’m in good hands and most importantly that God is with me! Two more chemos to go! I plan on doing a FB live sometime early next week to go over what the next steps are and also to share some exciting news. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support! It means the absolute world to me!

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