Thursday, October 8, 2009

Better late than never!

I know it's been a LONG time since I've blogged, and I'm SO sorry! Truly, returning to work has been all consuming and by the time I think about the blog, I'm too tired to do much about it. I
finished radiation treatments about two weeks ago and I asked the therapist to snap my smiling face next to my "home away from home" for 6 weeks. I knew all of you would love to see where I spent so much time. I'm also going to share the cookies that I made for all of my therapists and the staff at the radiation center. I wanted to do something special for them, so I decided to recreate the radiation machine in cookie form! LOL I'm sure they had never seen a cookie quite like this before!
They are truly a very special group of people and they made a difficult time a lot easier. The weekend following the end of my radiation treatments I went to Chicago and stayed with my daughters Carly and Jessica. My sister flew in from Dallas, and my youngest daughter, Rachel, came up from college in Indianapolis. We all walked in the "Race for the Cure" in Grant Park. We had an amazing time, the only down side was that I came down with a horrible cold. Let me tell you though, I was actually glad to be PLAIN OLD SICK and not cancer there is a bright side to everything! :-) I have tons of pics from the walk, but will wait until the next post and show you some of my favs. I also have the most recent pic of me taken at school this morning. I thought you'd all like to see my hair "progress." It's coming in quickly and is now fuzzing out on the sides and in the back. I've tried to use gel to tame it, but it's no use. It's also wavy on the back of my head, but nowhere else. We'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

I have my next herceptin infusion on Monday and I have begun taking my "five year" medication, which along with the herceptin, will help stop the cancer cells from reforming in my body. Both of which are a WONDERFUL thing! Life seems to be getting back to normal and I for one am very glad. Now if anybody knows a way to keep chatty fifth graders quiet, please let me know. It's nice to be worrying about "normal" things for a change! :-)

Have great weekend!