Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Over this last week, there are a few things that I have had to come to terms with - I knew they were inevitable, but none the less, I'm sure every person fighting cancer has to figure out how they are going to deal.
I have hair.... and lots of it - It's insane hair, but it's mine... and when you don't have the option to keep it anymore, it is a bizarre process to go through - My oncologist indicated 100% that I would lose my hair given the chemo cocktail I am on - So... what to do... am I a hat/scarf/wig person?? I have collected some hats and scarves from friends and continue to shop for a variety of head wear -
Jill thought I should ressurect my Dad's old hat collection that we used to have hanging at the chalet and use all those hats in my wardrobe... Remember the crocheted molson golden hat - everyone had a favorite that they were drawn to - I believe my mom tossed them all unfortunately -
This week Jenny and I went to Barrie for one of my various appointments and went to the "Wig Store". We did laugh alot, as we both tried on quite a few wigs - and I think Jen laughed the hardest when I tried on wigs that make me look identical to my mom - I did find one that is really not much different than when I actually brush my hair and it will do the trick if I feel like "having hair" - Who knows if I'll have the guts to wear it??
Jen... Thank you for everything over the last 6 weeks - I don't think I/we can do this without you -
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Dave will miss you!!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I was discharged today, after a few more procedures, and I really hope that things settle down a little and I don't have any more disgusting stories to share - I have a permanant port installed in my chest now, which will help with all the blood tests and chemo - as my arms are an absolute mess - While in this "procedure", the doctor inquired if I would like to get the fluid from my lungs drained as she could see there was alot there and it would probably make me feel better- I was awake, but somewhat sedated, but thought "why not?" - so she then put a hole in my back, and ciphoned off 1600ml of fluid out of my lungs - So, I think that would have to be at least a bag and 1/2 of milk, no?
I am so happy to be home with my family... and again, I can't tell you how wonderful it has been to have all the emails, comments, calls etc... It is truly overwhelming the amount of support
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I do not infact have Hodgkins (this is a bit unfortunate) I have a type of tcell lymphoma-Stage 2- Today was a bit of a holy shit day - but I suppose all this is making things happen quickly?
My parents were with me all day today which was great, they even were pretty well behaved in front of the doctor! Colin and Ri brought me all my necessaries - as I was not prepared!!
I wish I had some funnier things to say today! Will report on the nasty chemo tomorrow....Kxo
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Here are some funny pictures from a highschool semi formal - I had some big hair (I know, I still do, but I guess not for long!) It's a good thing that hair straighteners have come a long way over the last 20 some odd years
This is Gigi, Pi and Jilly incase you didn't recongnize them - They still look the same to me :)