July 30, 2010

Alanna had a stomach ache last night and couldn't go with Suzanne and I to Bingo. None of us won, but we had fun anyhow. Of course it would have been better if Lannie had been there. She left today to spend the week in Jacksonville with my Mom. I'm sure she'll have fun but I'll miss her a lot.

I had my 5th treatment today. My white counts weren't too low, so I won't have to get a shot this week. However, they weren't able to give me one of the chemo drugs today because I was coughing. In 2 weeks I will get another scan to see how the chemo is working.

July 25, 2010

Alanna, Wesley, and I went on a bike ride yesterday morning and then Alanna and I went to the beach. We met a volunteer of the Sea Turtle Project who told us about the nests that have been hatching on Tybee. Hopefully we'll get the chance to see one hatch this summer. I ended up cancelling our crabbing trip today because I wasn't feeling too good this morning. I stayed in bed until 3 o'clock this afternoon, which means that I am never going to be able to get to sleep tonight.

July 23, 2010

So, I got a new do yesterday. I look like Mia Farrow.  Wes is anxious for me to join his band of skin heads but me and my hair are hanging on. I worked from home this week which gave me some much needed rest. Now I'm ready to play with Alanna and Braeden on the beach tomorrow! We're hoping to spy some turtles, it's almost a full moon. I'll keep you posted.

July 20, 2010

I had to go back to the doctor yesterday to check my white blood counts and they were low. So I had to get a shot to boost them which causes a bit of back pain. Other than that I really haven't felt that bad today. Hopefully, I can go to work tomorrow and spend some time with Alanna. Going through these treatments seem to make me irritable, which doesn't always make spending time with me so great. I'm working on it though.

July 17, 2010

4 down, 8 to go! I feel more awake this weekend than I usually do, maybe it's because Wesley likes to wake me up to see if I want anything. Seriously though, Wesley has been so good to me. He's outside right now doing yard that I've been trying to get done for years.

Amber got this me incredible cook, "The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen". It lists the possible side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and which foods can help. They also list all of the fruits, veggies, and herbs that may help to prevent cancer. If you know anyone with cancer you should definitely get this for them. I haven't tried any recipes yet, but my Mom is making some this weekend.

July 15, 2010

This week has been pretty good so far. I got some work and shopping done, hard to say which is more important. I scored a pair of blue wayfarers. I took the day off today (from working & shopping) and spent some time with Alanna at the pool. I even went to the gym with Julie. Tomorrow will be my 4th treatment and mark 1/3 of the way done!

July 11, 2010

Today has been great! Alanna and I went to church and then had lunch and went swimming with Suzanne and Caroline. We even played categories. Alanna is tough to crack, her category is fish and she picks salmon.

Alanna and Wes are making pizzas for dinner!

It's been a great weekend, although I have realized that my energy level is just not 100%. My hair is all over the house, I'm not sure how much longer I can deal with that. Wes is ready to take shears to it.

July 10, 2010


I went to the doctor yesterday and my white blood count was back up. So I didn't have to get a shot and I can be sociable this weekend!

 Last night I went to dinner with some friends at Tangerine.  
Alanna and Wesley are currently making me breakfast:)

I'm so glad to be feeling normal again.

July 8, 2010

Today was good. I went to work and Suzanne came over for dinner and a walk. I don't know if  I'll be able to sleep, Alanna is camping out tonight!

July 7, 2010

I am slowly starting to feel better. Sitting around the house all day is really getting old. Which is kind of funny because normally would I love to be able to stay at home and do nothing. Hopefully, I'll be able to go to work tomorrow.

July 5, 2010

Red, White, and Blue

With an emphasis on blue. I've really missed Alanna this weekend. What I want most of all is to be able to be her Mom. I wanted to decorate 4th of July cupcakes and go swimming with her. I am learning so much from this illness. So often we take our health for granted and put things off. I will come out of this a much better person than before. I will put what is most important first.
So my challenge to anyone who is actually reading this is, do something this week that you have been putting off. I don't mean do your laundry or clean out your refrigerator. I mean call your grandparents or spend time with your family.

July 3, 2010


I actually don't feel too horrible today, not yet anyway. I've been busy adding pictures and links to the blog.

July 2, 2010

3 Down!

I had chemo today, so I am now a quarter of the way done! I spent most of the afternoon sleeping. Just woke up and thought I would update the blog.

Seeing how it's 4th of July of weekend, you are all probably doing fun stuff but so am I, kicking lymphomas butt!