Thursday, July 1, 2010

Update as of now...

Ok so today is Thursday, and I am actually surprised to say that time goes by really fast here. All the days kind of blend together,and I have not eaten for a week. I kind of think of it as a fasting marathon haha. Well anyways, today I went down for another ultrasound to check up on my intestines. These are not particularly my favorite, due to the fact that sometimes they like to push pretty hard on my poor belly. The ultrasound looked the same so I still can't eat but on the bright side it's not getting worse. Whoa I think they just gave me some medicine that makes very loopy. A wave of magical haze has just overcome me. I will try to make as much sense as possible.
Tanner modeling his shirt for the upcoming Steele family reunion, 
* Jason, Kodi, and Jacob's dog, Leonidas shows his support for Rachel by wearing a SteeleStrong 
Some days I get really sick of being here, or I get pretty discouraged about how long and hard it's going to be. But to be honest it is hard to feel this way for long, and I know it is because of all the support and prayers I am getting from you guys. I truly feel so loved and blessed. I just feel bad that it took leukemia to make me realize how blessed I am. I have the best family in the world, (cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.) with amazing friends to top it off. I am so lucky to know all of you, you really do keep me going. This wasn't really on my list of things to do this summer, but I know it is going to make me stronger. Sorry for the corny speech, but I really just wanted to say thankyou. I love you all, I miss you like crazy. Thank you blogging minions for your loyalty to my blog. I love you!

- Rachel


  1. Right back at you, Rachel - we love you so much. We're checking the blog every day to get updates, and can't wait for the day when you and Alisha can hang out again (Watcher in the Woods is no fun to watch alone!). Grandma and Grandpa are pulling for you, too! Love you muchly - BSAOGC!!

  2. Glad to be one of your many minnions! Thanks for the updates. I check all the time. We're praying for you & love you!

  3. From a faithful follower.....thanks for the update. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    hugs and kisses and lots of prayer.

  4. We love you so much, Rach! We pray for you each day and love you to pieces!!!
    Love, Kali

  5. We're in Ephraim at a softball tournament - Alisha is wearing her lucky "Steele Strong" bracelet. So far it's working - they won the first game 5-3. Love you Rach - BSAOGC!

  6. Love you Rachel! I've had a lot of people here in Seattle ask about my orange bracelet and crutches so the faithful minion pool keeps on growing :) Everyone is so impressed by your amazing attitude and that Rachel charisma! Hope you are having a good day. Miss you!

  7. heehee "A wave of magical haze has just overcome me."

    Seriously, you should be on Oprah! luv love LOVE from the Sunshine state! (I think its called that...hey I've only been here a year...)