Friday, September 25, 2009

Ruins Bring Good News?

We had been wandering around Haus Khaz Village for about an hour or so when we reached the end of a road and found some Ruins. They were built in 1354 and are so gorgeous. It's amazing how people are allowed to just wander and walk all over these ruins when back home everything would be fenced off and you wouldn't be allowed near really. There was this one wall that I transferred out of my chair to get onto to take pictures. The wall I was sitting on overlooked a man-made lake and you could see all of the ruins from where I was. It was right there, on September 18Th around 1 PM, we discovered something absolutely amazing. I sweat. We didn't quite know how to react, three or four little strips of sweat on my lower back. I thought I had sweat the day before, but we didn't know for sure because I took my shirt in with me when I showered and the shower goes EVERYWHERE in the bathroom so my mom, my aunt, and I just thought I got it wet from the shower. At those ruins it was confirmed, it was truly sweat. Since going numb I quit sweating, it's been a little over a year and a half that I last sweat and suddenly sitting on this wall overlooking these beautiful ruins we discover I've sweat. It's a moment I will never forget. The most ironic part of it though is, I absolutely hate sweat, I think it is the MOST disgusting thing ever and to think it's the first change I have is pretty funny to me. That change came on my third shot into treatment. As soon as we got back we ran into the doctor's office and told him and he was SOOOO happy. He looked me straight in the eye and said wow, it really is sweat. Then he went on to say they had NO IDEA what my first symptom to come back would be. He didn't really know what else to say. He truly believes this is the treatment, and you can tell he means it. This is it, from here you can only get better especially with your attitude and your support system he said. From talking to him I knew I was in for the ride of my life while being here, and I will survive and beat whatever has taken over my body. I will become me again, just from that one little thing everything made sense. Each day since then I've sweat a little bit more and in more places. Now a part of my face sweats, my chest sweats, and my back does :)


  1. Wow! Great news! Great Sweating Monica! This is a "WOW" blog you guys have made! And great photos... you really don't look like a patient, you look just beautiful and with a million dollar smile....and now with sweat too! We Goldbergs will continue to keep you in our prayers for a wonderfully successful India adventure!
    Sue, Glenn, Anna and Erin

  2. Sweat like you mean it! Love the sweat. It's a sign of miracles in progress.

  3. Sweat is great, you are getting rid of stuff. I bet your Mom and Hope are sweating, too. Do you know the story of the ruins? Have a good weekend and let those miracles come!

  4. I never thought I would be so happy to read a story about sweat! love to you all, pattie

  5. Hi Monica,

    This is Sophia Heye's mother. Great news about your SWEAT! We are praying for you daily. Thank you for your blog.

    Mrs. Heye

  6. I will always remember that day! We were going to do whatever we needed to do to 'confirm the sweat'! We celebrated with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! This picture is still one of my favorites! : )