It's hard for me to look back at 2012. Our family has come so far, yet it still feels like we have been standing still for so long....Even sometimes heading backwards. Discouraging, to say the least.
We started 2012 with news that Bailey's tumors did not respond to chemo, so ANOTHER type of chemo was ordered, with the hopes that THIS would be 'the one'. Almost a year later...her tumors have not moved...In fact, they are 'slightly bigger'.
It hasn't all been bad, but with our focus on Bailey, it's hard to see past all the medical issues she has been dealing with.
On a high note:
Since February 2012, I have lost over 70 pounds. I have gone from my heaviest ever, to the lightest I have been since before my pregnancy with my 8 yr old son. Low Carb and visits to the gym (I hear my hubby laugh), as often as possible have been what has worked for me. :)
I also volunteered at Camp River Ranch. (A camp for chronically ill and terminally ill children) I spent a week at this camp that is about 3 hrs southwest of where we live. It was one of the most rewarding weeks of my life. Bailey has gone to this camp, for the last 2 yrs. We both cannot wait to go back!
Overall, it's been a very busy year, with some definite highs and lows...But we are hopeful as we go into another New Year, that some progress will be made medically.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!