So yesterday was a pinnacle moment in Macey's ongoing treatment. She completed her radiation! She was excited the entire week leading up to this day and you can't blame her. This is a huge relief for her and the rest of us. Even though we know the treatments were very much needed, the day in and day out routine of going to the hospital started to wear on us all. But, like the true hero she has become to so many people, she braved her way through the last appointment. Even more amazing is you hardly ever heard her complain. She just wanted to get it done, get it over with, and start getting better. She has done so well her spirit and courage literally transcend anything definable. We are proud of her and love her so much.
Also, we are so profoundly thankful for the staff in the radiology department at McKay Dee. You have all been so very nice and so helpful with Macey. It's not hard facing such an arduous task when you're greeted with wonderful smiling faces and warm, fun personalities every day. And thank you from all of us for the gifts and flowers you gave Macey as she was wheeled out of her last visit with you. You brought tears of joy to her eyes and all of us. Thank you for making it easier for her and thank you for being so thoughtful.
Now, Macey gets her month-long break. A little R and R is definitely in order. She is really beat and the treatment's have taken a toll on her. But I must reiterate, she has done so well and looks better than any of us could have ever imagined. I think too that her health and diet have played a HUGE role in this. We have her on an incredibly healthy diet and she juices at least twice a day. We're talking vegetable drinks that only someone very brave like Macey could consume. Imagine if you will, a drink containing the fresh juices of Kale, Spinach, Celery, Jalapeno, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Green Apples, radishes, ginger root, cucumber and garlic. The fruit drinks were much more appetizing and usually more like a dessert, but very very healthy. Juicing is a chore and takes a lot of prep, cutting, cleaning of the veggies before they are juiced. Hats off to Macey's twin Maranda for being our juicing pro. She makes the majority of the juices and has been adamant about Macey drinking them each and every day. Macey does so with a smile and loves all of them. You can see it in her smile, her eyes, her skin and her attitude. There are incredible powers in natures foods. Even if you aren't sick, juicing is a very powerful thing. Try it, we are believers now.
So now the family takes a break. We relax. We enjoy the serenity of having nothing to do and nowhere to go. We are looking forward to it. Especially Macey. She needs it more than anyone. It will take her a little bit to recover from all of this, but we're hoping to see some improvements very soon...
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Thank you all for visiting Macey's blog. This page is intended to give family and friends the latest updates on Macey. We look forward to everyone's comments and support and also your patience as we will add any updates as we receive them and are able to post them. There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love for Macey and we want all of you to know that we love you too and are thankful to have such great family and friends. Please keep all comments positive and know that our "Miracle Moo" has only one acceptable outcome. Complete and full recovery. Our family will accept nothing less. There will be t-shirts, window stickers and other items available to help support Macey's road to wellness. These items ARE NOT for profit. Only to show the love and support that Macey needs. Thank you all!