Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our week in Texas

We are back from Texas (we've been back 5 days actually!) and are on our way to upstate New York, to spend Thanksgiving with Zev's family. We know that they will love meeting and squeezing our Zachary!

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. This past week has been emotionally hard for me. Apparently dealing with/ living with cancer is like the grieving process. My time in San Antonio was tainted by my sadness at having cancer. I made the mistake of looking up my diagnosis (Oligoastrocytoma grade 2/3) on the Internet. The stuff I read was discouraging in terms of prognosis.....after many tears and wise counsel from family and friends, I have come to the conclusion that: a) I am not a statistic, b) only God knows the day that He will take me to Heaven, and c) I need to stay off looking up my diagnosis on the Internet.

Here are the highlights from our week in San Antonio. I caught up with Leslie; Zev and I went to historic Gruene Texas and then to Austin Texas; Zachary and I had lunch on the Riverwalk and then we all stayed and visited with our awesome friends TJ and Julia and their sweet babies. A full week indeed. Zachary also turned 7 months while in San Antonio! We also started infant swim classes at the Y.

Zev and I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving :-)


Sam said...

Fi and Zev, Glad to hear you enjoyed Texas, I look forward to visiting Gruene when I get back to Texas. Fi - You are God's light, keep him in your heart and stay strong for all of us who need you in our lives. Was Zev enjoying a Chicken Fried Steak? Swimming lessons - Awesom. Now you are going to UNY - my home before Texas. Enjoy - I know Zev's family will be squeezing you all... Have fun and enjoy. Sam

Laura and Ryan said...


First, Zachary looks ADORABLE! Those chubby thighs- I want to eat him up!

Second, You are such an amazing person and the enemy would like nothing more to discourage you and make you doubt God's plan. I will be praying for strength for you.

I once had a procedure done and it's known to be painful. I googled and googled. By the time I saw the doctor right before the procedure, I was a nervous wreck. He said, "Has someone been googling? Stay away from the internet!" So now everytime I worry and think about googling, I always think of that!

Elizabeth said...

Our God is the healer! I am praying for you and your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Fiona, have you considered talking with the Hampton University Proton Therapy Clinic.

They specialize in Brain Cancer.
In a recent presentation I attended the speaker said this type therapy is able to isolate and treat without damaging surrounding tissue. The speaker said they are having greater success.

I have been through regular radiation and wish I had known about this before.

Just a thought.

I adore your precious Zachary. These pictures are sooo adorable.

I pray for you, Zachary, and Zev every day as you walk with Jesus through this time. Much love.

P.S. I know you from Bethel Baptist and admire your family from a distance. What a tremendous inspiration you are!