Love & My First Chemo

It was really scary being in a big city away from home when I couldn’t walk and didn’t know my way around. Keith made everything okay, but then he had to leave. He was contractually bound to play a gig a week after we got here so he had to fly home.

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Kelsey, one of my best friends, came to stay with me during that critical and scary time—bringing me to the hospital for my first chemo treatment/being admitted. Continue reading

“Thanks & I love you guys!”

I want to extend a huge, “Thanks & I love you guys!” to the men of Christ Church…

They wanted to do something to support and encourage me in my journey, and came together for a head-shaving event last Saturday, plus others doing it on their own at home. SO COOL to have the men of the church & leadership do something so honoring — you guys rock and I’m moved by your love and respect. Check out these pics I’m getting printed for my hospital room :)

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Sharing the News

A Facebook post from September 22:

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If you’re reading this then we have some degree of being connected in the world… I’ve been trying to write some sort of eloquent post to tell you all about what’s happening next month, but that has proven to be more difficult than I thought. 7 weeks from tomorrow I’ll be at a hospital in Chicago starting high-dose chemo, as the first step of a 3-month process for my stem cell transplant. This is not for cancer but for Multiple Sclerosis, which I was diagnosed with in July 2008–a few weeks after Keith and I got married. That’s when everything changed. When the life we had imagined took a sharp turn for.. something else. It’s a long story and one I’ll share with you as we go, but it’s too much to explain tonight. For now can you please pray for us? And thank you for your friendship and love.