Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Two Years Later

It’s hard to believe it was two years ago when we started this journey, when Isabella was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Part of me remembers it like it was yesterday, yet, part of me feels like we’ve been living like this for a million years.  Unfortunately, because of Isabella’s recurrence, this anniversary is a lot more somber than last year’s.  Last year, we had much more hope to cling to, and you can tell if you read that post (“One Year Later”).  Now, we just go from day to day – our long term outlook is now just mere weeks instead of years.  I would be ecstatic if I were able to write a “Three Years Later” and a “Four Years Later” post, but we don’t look that far ahead.  Right now, we’re treating Isabella as best we can and for as long as we can.

I know a bunch of people jumped on board this blog sometime in the middle of our journey.  For those of you, I recommend reading the first couple of weeks of post which narrate some of the events we went through in those first harrowing days.  As always, you can see all the archived posts along the left side.

The First Week (11/16/08 to 11/23/08)

The Second Week (11/23/08 to 11/30/08)

As far as upcoming treatment, we’re still not sure what’s next. We know there will be an MRI, then potentially another round of chemo, although we’re not quite sure which cocktail of chemo this time.

Other than that, we’re looking forward to this holiday season. Smile


  1. Be positive Roneil and embrace the prayers and love that is coming your way for Isabella and your family. God is grand.....

  2. To Isabella and the Icatar Family,

    So many prayers are being said, and so much love and positive energy are being sent your way from those a far to those right at your doorstep.

  3. Hi guys. You sound so travel weary in this latest post. One thing that helped me through Jonah's second and third year was living in the present. I didn't look back even a few hours and I didn't look forward (in hope or dread). I just focused on the right now. That got me through a lot of dark days and helped me enjoy the blessings of the day.

    You are always in our hearts and prayers. Jonah says hi to Isabella.

    Hang in there.

  4. Well I am happy to hear Isabella is holding up well through her first round of treatment. All of our prayers are with your family. I hope you enjoy your holiday.


    The Vasquez Family


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