Molly ’s Story

Site created on August 8, 2019

Welcome to Molly's  CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting and supporting Molly as we fight the fight against Lung Cancer together.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Molly Johnson

Hello All! 

I feel like I just took a month "off" from cancer. There just wasn't much to do, cancer-wise, from the time I had my radiation until now. It felt weird to have 4 weeks free of appointments and labs, but it felt nice too. This past week I had my 3-month CT scan & labs. I also had my oncology appointment, drumroll please --- things look good! Whew! What a relief. All the cancer spots stayed the same and some were even a bit smaller. Great news! I felt scan-anxiety for a few days this week and man, was I tired. The stress and worry is real at times. So are the side effects of daily cancer meds. Bleh. 
I got an overview of the CT scan from Dr Akerley, but not many details about my tumor size, post-radiation. I'll speak with the radiation oncologist in a few months. Nothing too strange came from radiation. Sometimes I get a sore throat because the radiation site was close to my esophagus. NBD.  

Recently when I was feeling sad that cancer would be my constant companion for the rest of my years, I picked up my Come, Follow Me manual. I saw these words smiling back at me from the page -- LOOK TO GOD AND LIVE. Yes! Sometimes cancer makes me feel like I should be living in the shadows of my own life. No! I want to believe that everything will be okay. I want to live a lovely, full life. I want to shrug off the chains of my cancer diagnosis and LIVE! I'm thankful for reminders from heaven to keep going, to keep smiling.    

I read somewhere that if summer had a scent, it would be BBQ. For me, the scent of summer is the smell of the pancakes Mae is making for our 11am summer breakfast.
What about you? Summer's Scent is______________. Fill in the blank!😘  

Hugs, Hope and Healing from my sunburned nose to yours ;) Lots of love, Molly
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