Thursday, October 29, 2015


I’m not going to apologize for being absent from BYDLS for so long because I’ve apologized too many times before. It’s just been a really strange few months and this is always the first thing to fall to the wayside. I figured its time for a little life update, though, so let’s get started.

My family was gone for almost 2 months this summer because my Dad had his Bone Marrow Transplant. The poor guy was in the hospital for almost a month and it definitely wasn’t the easy thing any of us have ever been through. He was not doing well for a while there but he’s on the mend now and each day he gets a little better and a bit stronger. He has a great attitude and outlook and is remaining optimistic and is extremely active.! He lost all of his hair, of course, and it has started growing back. Each night it seems to double when he sleeps and then he wakes up with more hair than he had the day before. He just reached a huge milestone, Day +100, and he just had another Bone Marrow Biopsy. We should get the results in a week or two but his blood counts are on the rise and are almost normal. I’m so thankful for how well he is doing.

 My poor Mom, who is a high school teacher, forfeited her summer to take care of my Dad (which she’s not complaining about at all) and is now back in school helping to shape the young minds of our community. I really wish we could send her on some amazing relaxation retreat so she can recharge a little but Thanksgiving break isn’t that far away and she’ll be able to have some time off in no time. Again, she hasn’t complained but my Dad and I feel so sad for her. She's been working so hard and then she comes home and takes care of us.

Cooper, our pup, had a really rough summer as well. He loves and adores me but he experienced some major separation anxiety without the whole family here. He’s doing better now and is just happy that we’re all together.

Hunter is a cat, so he’s always content.

As for me, I’m okay. I’ve been having a really hard time with my head lately and the migraines have been out of control. I've had a few days where I thought "this is it". That sounds so dramatic, but it's the truth.

My nose bleeds have also started again. I’ve been getting bloody noses since I was 11 or 12 and everyone always told me I would grow out of them but I’m 28 now and I haven’t grown out of them yet.

I actually wrote this a couple of months ago and I’m not sure why I never posted it. I’ll post a more recent and detailed update next week.

Do you like the new page? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Also, let me know how you’re doing! I’d love to catch up!


  1. love the new page
    so easy to post my comments
    am do happy to learn your dad is better
    you hang in there no mtter how bad the head ache

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthi! I'm so glad you like it and I am so happy that it's so much easier to use and comment on. Hope you're doing well!