Friday, January 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mission Impossible

Today I was supposed to be going into the MTC.  Well that's impossible at this point. For some dumb reason they don't let people with cancer into the MTC! What is wrong with them?


  My mom and I were going to watch "Mission Impossible" but we decided to cry all day  instead and watch the bachelor. Obviously we weren't crying over the bachelor. I mean, have you seen Juan

What would you do with your last week of freedom?

Here are some of the fun things I did with my family before I was prisoner:

CoMeDy SpOrTs!
My family and I wasted no time to play before I had to go back up to the hospital. Comedy Sports was a blast! 


Thanks bro for taking me on a mini date to Nickel City! We totally owned the tix and what did we spend them all on? FROOTIES!   


  P!nk: The truth about Love

My amazing stepmom gave me her P!nk ticket so I could go with my dad and I had an AWESOME night!



One last girls day out with Megan and my wonderful Mom!

Check out those toes! stylish!


Last day out. Spent stuffing our faces and hanging with the fam!

A couple other things I did: We ate one of my all time favorite foods, Jack Daniel's chicken, and I did the craziest thing I have ever done in my life.
 I cut and colored my hair pink, purple and green!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I am amazed at the love and spirit I can feel here at the hospital. Brother and Sister Cornelius (Branch president and wife) came to visit me today and had the sacrament brought to my room. I love that the spirit can be anywhere you are as long as you invite him in. I know that I felt the same spirit today as my mom did in the mini sacrament they hold in an auditorium here at the hospital. I am thankful for the gospel to be in my life to make this trial just a little bit easier!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michalla is on day 3 of chemo.  She has had her broviac put in and the spinal tap done.  The chemo so far hasn't been too bad.  She is a little nauseated but the meds are keeping it in check. Her body is starting to ache though.  Tonight she starts a chemo medicine that makes her sweat like crazy and is toxic to the skin so she has to shower several times a day for the next couple of days.  She is still in good spirits.  It was fun to visit with Shelbie Claybough, Holly Edwards and Brett (a bone marrow transplant herself) today.  We have also been keeping busy eating junk food (while she still can) and watching chick flicks.---Teri (Michalla's mom)
My awesome friends West and Wendy came to visit me last night.  One of the silver linings of staying in the hospital is having my nails done by West.  I love telling people when they admire my nails that they were done by a black man from Ghana. They also brought me a yummy burrito from Costa Vida.  We made "mixed drinks"  like Mango Mtn and Huckleberry Mtn. Dew. 

 One of the highlights of the night was West sharing his beliefs in God and his faith.  My mom, Wendy, West and I had a prayer before they left.  West said it.  He said some things in Arabic that translated to something about how great and merciful God is.

It's amazing that even though his religion is something completely different from the LDS religion, we share similarities that confirmed that truth is truth.  Things like prayer, faith, forgiveness and trust in God are true no matter what religion they come from.  
Thanks Tim and Shelbie Claybough for setting up this blog for me!
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. ~Philippians 4:13