Happy This Week

I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA…my mind has just been so crazy and distorted that every time I sit down to write, I can’t seem to form sentences. I have a ton of blog posts in my head…I just can’t get them out. Maybe soon.

My friend Ashley and I are the coaches for our Math Counts team at school. We went to states last weekend and took fourth place! It was really exciting and fun. We were so proud! It was fun hanging out with my friend all day too.

On Sunday, my friends Diana and Jennifer held a pancake breakfast fundraiser for my family. More on this later, but it was amazing. Truly amazing.

Things are going much better for Olivia at school. We had a meeting last week that went very well and her new IEP should be done soon. More on this later too!

Matthew performed in his school’s talent show on Wednesday! I was so surprised that he wanted to do it. He’s pretty shy and I couldn’t believe he was going to get in front of all of those people! He and his two friends, Nash and Jacob, wrote and performed a really funny skit. They were adorable!

Yesterday was my first of 26 (!) chemo treatments…and my first of the 12-weeks of weekly treatments. It went really well. My port is in and it is pretty painful right now. I guess this will last a week or so. It was a ridiculously long almost-12-hour day but it’s over! I didn’t have any allergic reactions which was great. I’m anxiously awaiting to see how bad it gets (if at all) this weekend. So far I’m a little nauseous and really, really tired.

My coworkers had a big surprise for me when I came to work on Wednesday. Somehow, without me finding out at all, they all got t-shirts that said “No one fights alone” on the front and “Team Townsend” on the back. It was so wonderful. They are all so supportive and give me lots of love and I’m so thankful to work there.


I’ve also been so humbled and overwhelmed to see so many posts of my friends and family wearing the “I can. I will. End of story.” shirts my friend Bethany designed. We’ve sold almost 700!!! If you’re interested, you can still order one at Teespring.
They are really cute!

If you want to follow me on Instagram, my handle is @elastamom417. I’d love to “see” you on there!!!

What made you happy this week?


One response to “Happy This Week

  1. Your co-workers sound like the most amazingly supportive bunch of people, but then again your personality shines through in your blog so I can’t imagine they find it a trial to be there for you. Team Townsend all the way here x x x

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