Monday, July 27, 2009

God Answers Prayers!!!!

Went to doctor today and he told us that I am in...


I have to go back every 3 months for a CAT Scan to monitor my remission, but for now I am enjoying the thought of no more chemo, no more radiation, and no more doctor's appointments!

I am still very tired and have to get my strength back, but each day is better. The doctor says that the fatigue is different for each person and sometimes it lasts forever. I sure hope I can get back to normal. I really want to be back in the saddle again and able to compete a full day at my rodeos and gymkhanas!

Next I get to go back to school...I can't wait! I am sad summer is over because that means Olivia and Alicia have to go back to their mom's house, but I am excited to be able to go back to school and see all my friends. School starts on August 10th and I will be a senior!!!! It has been hard, but I have kept on track to graduate a year early so I am skipping my junior year.

Thank you so much for your constant support and prayers. I couldn't have gone through this without you all! Through the last 7 months I have been blessed with the best of friends that didn't desert me. You stood by me and helped me through it all! From my diagnosis, to shaving my head, to chemo, to radiation, to remission....THANK YOU for helping me through it! My hair is beginning to grow back, but I will always wear the super cute hats/scarves I received at my "hat party". Thank you...thank you...thank you!

Now my mom has to take on my school because they do not want to allow me to wear my hats at school because "dress code" says that only school hats are allowed. My social worker at Children's Hospital put us in touch with a disabilities attorney who can't believe that the school won't make an exception. I will keep you posted on it all.

I also want to thank God for helping me through this also because I relied on Him through it all.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.



  1. Whoo-hoo!!! I'm so glad! I've been praying that you'd get that news. I'm glad you get to go back to school, but I can't believe you're going to be a senior! That makes me... Old. I hope we can see you guys soon!

  2. Carlene, We are so thankful to hear the word "Remission!" May God be glorified both now and forever, because of this time in your life. Our prayers continue to be with you.

    Aunt Laralee, et. al...........

  3. I am so happy God has answered our prayers. He is AMAZING! I can't believe that QHHS are so horrible and insensitive....want me to go yell at them? I will pray for them to make an exception for you Little Sis and any other student who has a valid reason. I mean come on it's not like you're asking to wear your "gangsta" hat. I still can't believe you are a senior. I may not fully believe it until your Send me your senior picture though. I love you so much Carlene. See you soon.

  4. Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!