Stephanie’s Story

Site created on April 15, 2018

Thank you for visiting. Welcome to my Caring Bridge Website page. This is for my kids, to have a story to tell, and to learn the truth in the days when I'm not around. I'm so grateful for an online platform that allows this kind of updating for FREE. Currently, I'm working on logging the past and my story so I'm dating all the titles of the journal entries. 

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Journal entry by Stephanie Smokovich

I'm near the tail-end of the "more aggressive" chemotherapy week. I'm so thankful to the Lord for answering our prayers and allowing my body to endure it, really well-for the most part. Monday started out terrible, I thought I was in for a really rough week, but maybe it was just because my body was catching up, or starting the meds; it was the worst day of the week, when usually it's the best so I was worried. Then Tuesday and Wednesday it was like I wasn't even on chemo! I had plenty of energy, played with the kiddos, and even made dinner (small victory during chemo week). Yesterday I had a bought of nausea due to some alcohol that was in the BioFreeze oil that my masseuse put on me. (With the new medications I can't be exposed to or have any alcohol at all.) When I started feeling sickly on my drive to Beth's to pick up the kiddos I called Steve...that's when he asked if there was any alcohol in the oils that were used. I thought "no way!" but then after I texted her low and behold there was some alcohol. It was my own fault as I should have told her prior, but in my wildest dreams did I ever think there would be alcohol in her products! Today is Friday, I'm lingering this morning like I usually do. Because I take the chemotherapy medications just before bed it keeps me (along with the anti-nausea drugs) from throwing up all night, but when I wake up in the morning it's like I just don't have any energy or even want too. I will continue taking the additional medications through the weekend, and probably feel the effects of the chemo and the other drugs until about Wednesday, but I'm overall so thankful that I am vertical!

This weekend? Well, I'm hoping to scrapbook tomorrow if I'm feeling up to it. And maybe we'll take Hunter to see the Lion King? This is his last weekend before he begins SCHOOL--my momma heart really isn't ready, but I know he is. Every night we read together a school book so that he can mentally prepare. After the past couple of nights when he asked for a calendar in his room, last night we made one. I think he's really starting to catch onto time (days/weeks/months). Not as much seconds/minutes/hours, but I'm excited to see his curiosity and his growth. Can't wait to go with him to his very first day of 4k preschool next week Wednesday. Love that little man. To the Moon.
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