I’d like to thank the Academy…

I am officially sick! UGH! I thought I could get around it but now when I blink the room spins a little and I feel like I can’t breathe through my nose but my mouth is so dry…so yeah…I’m just sick.

However, within the ever growing pile of tissues, cough drop wrappers, and tea bags, there is a small glimmer of hope.

Today my platelets where the highest they have been for the past 5 years. Granted, they have been this high and higher when I was getting transfusion every 24 hours, but I did this on my own. Well not on my own.

I would like to thank Dr. Ellis, who fought so hard for me to receive this new medication. She fought along side some of the best administrators to make sure that I would not be paying for this medication because it is absolutely necessary for my health and well being and therefor should be covered by my insurance. Thank you to the entire nursing staff at Wake Forest Cancer Center. You held my hand when I cried. You understood that my life was just that. Mine. You helped me find answers that made my life livable so that I could enjoy my son, my family, and my life to the fullest extent. I will never say thank you enough. Mom, thank you for taking the time to try to understand everything about me and what I am going through. Noah, you are a loving and caring man and I am so lucky that you have chosen to spend your life with me.
And Eli, I fight for you. Like I promised I would if you would fight for me. You held up your end of the deal. I will work as hard as I can every day to bring as much joy to the world as you do.

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