Sunday, February 13, 2011


5 am! That's right, I'm up at 5 :) So when I ignore your phone calls and texts, just remember that!!!

I started treatment on Thursday!!! Only 28 left to go! Technically I have 38 chemo, since I continue to take that on the weekend, but 28 total! Thursday was kind of an emotional day. I had to remind my myself to stay positive, and my day started getting better. I would even go as far as saying it feeling good! I started the fight. Step-by-step, day-by-day, God and I are beating this tumor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My nurse even played me some Rhianna during radiation!

Now, I know that most of the world isn't up, but if you have a weird connection to me like Megan Spivey, who wakes up during my treatment time everyday, I would love to be lifted up during prayers at that time. I do chemo at 5:15 am, and radiation at 6:15 (eastern). It sucks getting up, but there is no traffic and my mom and I are home in bed my 7. Plus the morning gives me "me" time to just mediate and reflect upon my awesome life before the rest of the world can distract me.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, it was a blessing in disguise my office was closed, because I obviously will be out of work till at least this set of treatment is over, since it's everyday. I do FULLY intend on going back after that, though! Somewhere, hopefully, in marketing! But being 23, (almost 24, ahhhh) you never imagine that in a months time you will lose your job, and find out you have brain cancer. But hey, life happens. My parents are angels, and are helping as much as they can, but lets face it. I'm an adult! So in attempt to help with my medical bills, and the fact that I start paying Cobra
(insurance) soon, we are selling some ROCKING t-shirts for people to support ME, BRAIN CANCER, and simply just to LOOK CUTE! I'll be fashionably wearing mine at the race in May, but for those of you who can't make it, there's good news, you can help any day, week, night you want!

Megan (seriously what would I do without her? She's almost forgiven for all the practical jokes you played on me as kid, that she so graciously forget to blog in her blog) as it all organized. This is the link to order 

or you can email her directly at As always, I love hearing from you, too, so shoot me at email if you have any questions. I guess she deserves a picture for this!

Also, here's the proof for the t-shirts. So how cute, right?

(we know, its misspelled on this! We fixed it, proooomise!)

I have been feeling pretty good this weekend, I even went shopping (twice) and have made it to a dinner and lunch, but today, I have the honor of supporting my best friend Laura at her first wedding festivity! She's been a rock in my foundation the past month, and it feels good that today I will get to do my maid-of-honor duties and assist her in whatever she needs! Can't wait!

My family, friends and especially ME! can not thank you guys enough for being there over the past month. It's been an eventful one, and I don't think I could have made it through without all the love and support. I have the biggest fan club and you guys will never know what that means to me! I am SO thankful to each of you in my life! So in attempt to say thank you enough, THANKS!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Marissa,
    This my first day as a follower, but I have kept up with you through my daughter, Katie Baba. We have had you on our church prayer list since this journey started for you. Also, my 3rd grade students and I pray for you daily. They want to know if you got their cards and how you liked them.
    Our God is an awesome God & can do all things. Just continue to look up to him for strength and keep your great attitude. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. God bless you.
    Love in Christ,
    Donna Baba