Friday, May 9, 2008

My first blog!

Okay, so I am really new at this blog thing. My family is trying to keep it updated for everyone but I also agreed that I would do my best to keep it updated as well. Let me first and foremost thank everyone for all the calls, emails, cards, love, prayers, and support. It has been awesome. I have truly gained a stronger testimony because of it.
I go in for my 3rd treatment today....blech! But, the good side is that I get to keep up on my emails, knitting and journaling.
My whole life I have been blessed with my mother's hair and my dad's hairline. My mom has really fine flat hair. It doesn't hold curl or really do anything for that matter. My dad had a serious case of male pattern baldness by the time he was 30. No, I wasn't bald, but that left me with an extremely high forehead and hair that was about as desiccated as a toupee.
When I was a teenager, I would joke around with my best friend Casey. We would put a bandana or a scarf on my head and pull it back just to the ridge of my hair line. Because that line was so high it looked like I was bald. I would turn to Casey and say, "Look Casey, I am a cancer patient."
I know. Pretty insensitive. I was a teeneager, eh? We all did and said stupid things back then. At least mine wasn't directed to anyone specific....right?
Well, I find it ironic and almost comical that over 10 years later and the joke has been backfired. I actually laugh at the satire. Who wouldn't? Hopefully you laugh too as you read that story. If you don't....stop being such a cynic!
I have been journaling this whole process. I know I have been getting a lot of questions on how I got to this point. I will share some of my journal entries. It is just a lot easier for me. They tell of the whole legend. From when I spotted the nasty little lump (which I am considering naming so I am open to suggestions) and its sidekick (another littler lump to the side of the larger one.....also open for names?) to where I am at in my treatments today. Please be patient. I will do my best. I am not sure if there is a universal law to blogging. Any expert bloggers out there will have to give me a manual on blogger etiquette.
Thank you again!
I love you all! Mwah!


Heather said...

I can't believe what an incredibly strong person you are, that's so great! It's great to here that the treatments are going well. You are always in our prayers! This is Joi's sis-in-law Heather!

Bobby said...

Paige and Josh,

You are in our prayers always. Sarahs family has had a great deal of cancer over the last few years. No matter who it is, it is always hard. Many times in life we have to open our hearts to our heavenly father, and trust that the things we are being asked to do or endure, will work out for the best in the end. I know that with me and my being in a wheelchair, the knowledge of our Heavenly Fathers plan is all that gets me through the day.

I will be shaving my head in the next few days, and will send them out to your mailing list. I hope that I look better than Josh does, we will have to wait and see.

Sarah says that we love you all and hope to see you soon. We are trying to come down for a weekend here in the next month or so.

Take care,

Bobby and Sarah Helco

tammy-cassity said...

Hi Paige and Josh,
What an amazing couple! Paige you are absolutely beautiful with or without hair - makes no difference. We're so glad you have a blog (my first experience with blogging), so we can keep up with your progress. We love you so much and you and your family are in our prayers. We wish you the best and please let us know if we can help in any way. Take care!
Love, Tammy & Lee Cassity and Boys.