Howdy all, it's been a minute since our last update. Most of you might already know, but there's a few special things I'd like to share.
First, I'm thrilled to announce that Anna and I are engaged! On a beach in San Diego, I asked Anna if she'd give me the pleasure of spending the rest of her life with me as my wife, and she said "Yes!". The plan was in progress since October when I talked it through with her parents. While I thought that I was being stealthy during the planning and even Anna's friends all thought she would be totally surprised, I momentarily forgot how smart Anna is - as she had been picking up on clues since early December. Regardless, it was a fantastic trip and I'm very grateful that her parents, sister, and some of her closest friends were all able to share the special moment with us.
Less than 24 hours after we arrived back in Indy, I went to Riley for my last planned IV and IT chemotherapy treatments! I've already also finished my last oral steroid treatments, so now it's just the oral chemotherapy pills until I'm officially done with everything on March 15th. I'm counting down the days... 26 left! On March 27th, I'll go in to get my port removed and ring the bell. I don't think it's hit me yet that I'm so close to being done.
This has been a long and difficult journey, but I am grateful for the love and support I have received from family, friends, and all of you. I'm so excited to start this new chapter with Anna.