Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Tuesday

And I'm still hanging in there! No news is good news...that's what I have to say today. I went in for my Monday "shot" yesterday, and so far so good. I'm actually feeling pretty good this morning. Could it be that my body is getting used to its toxic intake by now?! Three out of four A/C chemo treatments done, and only one more to go (2 weeks from now). Then I will get switched to a different drug and hopefully that one will go as smoothly as this one. I've been occupying my time quietly at home, and running any errands I need in the late morning to early afternoon. I still get pretty pooped out by late afternoon/ early evening and by the time Steve gets home from work I'm pretty glassy eyed. lol

On the food front, I've been trying to stick to simple foods lately. Fruit, yogurt, eggs have all been working for me. I had some yummy chicken soup dropped off at my house the other day and that was tasty too. I also received a wonderful new cookbook from a friend of my sister in Dallas, "Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook." I've been looking it over and there are quite a few recipes that I'd like to try. Thanks so much for the book Nita! :-) Now, if we could just get some of that Dallas weather...we'd be in GREAT shape!

Nothing much else to report on the last few days, isn't THAT good news! Carly will be coming home Thursday night from Chicago. She is working on a documentary film for one of her classes
this semester, and guess who is the topic of the documentary?!! My elementary school has decided to honor me and the theme of their March Reading Month this year is "Read for a Cure."
Carly will be home to attend and film the assembly for her documentary. More about this later in the week though...so stay tuned.

Hope all of you are having a good week, I'm looking forward to the temps here in Michigan rising into the 40's this week. And see what happens when I recommend a movie (Slum Dog Millionaire) it winds up winning LOTS of Academy Awards. lol Hope you all get a chance to see it.

Joanne (currently drinking Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice...tart but tasty (to me any way!)


  1. Yuck! I haven NEVER liked grape fruit juice... but glad you are still managing to find new things that are tasty to you! I can't wait to see you this weekend :o) Have you set up for your video blogs yet? Did you see the new Jon and Kate last night!? They got TWO puppies... German Shepards. They must be crazy, two puppies and all those kids? They already are peeing and pooping all over their new house. I recommended you set the tivo to record it if you haven't seen it yet... very entertaining.

    Alright, off to class, LOVE YOU!

  2. I thought about you while I enjoyed the 75 degree weather in Florida! I am glad this treatment went so well (relatively speaking). Hope the grapefruit juice is Tropicana Pure Premium - it's the best!

  3. Oops - that last comment was me, by the way - forgot to sign it. I will be looking for both of you (Joanne & Carly) to be honored at the Oscars in a year or so! I also loved Slumdog Millionaire & have been recommending it. For a change of pace, a wonderful movie to rent is Lars & the Real Girl.


  4. Hi Joanne
    It was so good to see you at lunch last week. I will be looking forward to seeing your new cookies from your new cutters. Things are the same at school. We are gearing up for March and "Read for a Cure".
    Miss you!

  5. Glad to see that you are not having to put any Taco Bell sauce in your Ruby Red Grapefruit juice! :0) It is so great that Carly is doing this documentary and that the school is honoring you. I am sure they kids miss you and your sense of humor terribly. I am sure the documentary will be great! Oh, do try to remember us little people next year on the Red Carpet!