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Today is Saturday. I have been here at CTCA since Thursday and getting really anxious to get back home! Fortunately I am feeling great! I feel like I have more energy than I have had in a long time and the pain is manageable. My leg is getting swollen again and I have this damn itchy feeling that has been bothering me all day, but other than that I feel good.

I am so excited that we finally launched the Web site, www.themelissawaller.com. In fact, so far the jewelry has been a HUGE success both off and online! I have really enjoyed giving the necklaces/bracelets out and explaining the “spirited warrior” meaning behind it. To me, it means so much more than just a piece of jewelry and I have to admit, I owe it to Ann Marie for coming up with the “brand.”

I had several visitors today, which was nice, since I haven’t seen my family (except for Kathy) for awhile. We have had fun just lounging around the hospital and passing time roaming the halls and going back and forth between the cafe and my room. It’s funny how time can pass when one is isolated like this. The world outside seems like a totally different time and place.

Thankfully, I feel safe here, even if the cancer is spreading. I have spent the past couple of days really thinking about coming to terms with everything and thinking about what I want over the next few months, year and beyond. Unfortunately, because health can come and go when it pleases, it makes it difficult to plan =(. I have found that the relationships that I have made and new friends here at CTCA have helped to support me through these difficult times.

Link to blog: http://themelissawaller.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/1319/

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