Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's been one week since my first chemo treatment. It pretty much knocked me off my socks! I've been extremely tired and achy. I think it has upset the kids a bit...they're not used to seeing their Mom like this.
So many people have helped. My Mom came by to look after dishes, feed me lunch, and get dinner ready. She did that for 2 days...I know if she hadn't, I wouldn't have eaten. Then my friend Alissa came to take me for a walk on Wednesday, and ended up bringing fruit, doing dishes, and making dinner too. We are learning what we need, and will plan better for it before round 2, which is March 3.
Also, Val and Nancy have helped drive the kids to/from school, so Mark can get an extra few hours at the office.
People have been unbelievably helpful...thank you everyone. It means so much to me.
I also have to say that it's been so nice having a dog during this time. Ollie seems to sense that I'm sick, and lies with me's so comforting.
I also picked up my wig yesterday (thank you again, Alissa!). I'm a bit anxious about how this hair loss thing will happen, given that we'll be in Boston after my second treatment. Anyway, tune in later for the before/after shots!!

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