Monday, August 23, 2010


Hello all! I have survived my Cancer Free party! I am actually really sad that it is over with it was that much fun! I was so overwhelmed with the amount of people that came to support me. It was awesome! A BIG thank you to everyone who came. It meant a lot to me. The best surprise was my brother surprising the living daylights out of me! I was shocked! I screamed like a little girl and of course, started crying. If you know me, I love surprises and this was the best! I was so happy that he could be here to share the celebration! My Mom was beyond elated that all of her 4 brothers and sisters were there. It was awesome. My Doctor's PA Scott even came too! That was a nice surprise as well! I had a friend of mine Carmen come all the way in from Vegas and my Aunt and Uncle come down from Cottonwood. I love my friends and family. Thank you so much. It was such a fun night and even though I paid for it yesterday it was well worth it!

I am still feeling amazing. It's funny when people ask me, "how are you?" I reply, "amazing." I mean life couldn't get any better, I'm cancer free! Whenever I seem to get mad or crabby I think to myself, "Erin, you just beat cancer...stop it." Life could definitely be worse people. I am so thankful for everything in my life, including all of you.

I have officially graduated from the ChemoAngel program. I really hope I can still keep in touch with all my 3 Angels for the rest of my life. The good news is I applied to be a ChemoAngel and I was accepted! Woo hoo! I find out my person in about 3 to 6 weeks. They want to make sure I get matched correctly. I'm so excited!!

I have been super busy enjoying life lately. Early last week I went down to the border to stay with my Brother for a night. Heidi and Frank were invited as well so we all had a good time. I got stuck in a crappy monsoon on my way home and had to pull over in Casa Grande for about 1/2 hour to wait out the storm, but other than that, we had a blast. The doggies all played, Ry and I went shopping in Nogales, AZ and had great authentic Mexican food at a favorite Border Patrol hangout. Good times!

Now, I'm preparing for my amazing vacation to California. I'm leaving on Sunday to drive to LA, spend the night there, then fly to San Francisco to spend 3 nights with my friend Lindsay from high school, then fly back to LA and drive down to Laguna Beach for Labor Day weekend and to visit my friend Nikki from high school. It will be an awesome trip and I can't wait. I haven't been on a real vacation in a year and we all know how much I deserve this one! So, I probably won't be updating my blog until I get back. I know, sniff...sniff....

So that my friends is the latest! My next Doc appointment is September 14th. Stay safe and remember to have fun. Life is too short.

Till the next time!

Love, Erin


  1. You wrote:

    "Mom was beyond elated that all of her 4 brothers and sisters were there."

    I'm not only elated but SURPRISED that I have 4 brothers and more than 1 sister! I think you're still on a party high!!! Hee hee, Ma

  2. Awww.....You are too sweet! My drive to Phoenix to celebrate your cancer free was nothing compared to what you have endured in this past year or so! I love ya Red and so glad I was able to be a part of this AWESOME CELEBRATION and REWARDING JOURNEY!! God Bless you and your family!! Love Carmen (CJ)