Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

My first post of the new year! Whoo hoo! :o)

Christmas was a whirl-wind and one that left a trail of Toys R Us all throughout my living room, lol! Alex has a great time opening presents and playing Santa so it really made the holidays a joy. But, as with most good things, they must come to an end and shortly after Christmas I had to go back for another round of chemo.

This one was a little worse than the first...mostly physical pain though, not so much any problems with nausea. As I said in my last post, this type of chemo tends to aggravate my bones, muscles, nerves, etc. instead of the typical nausea that you most hear about. I had been pretty excited because my hair was starting to come back in, but its starting to fall out now, so that was short-lived! Oh well, at least I know that my hair follicles still now how to grow! :o) 

Not really anything too exciting to report...pretty much same 'ole, same 'ole. I think as long as I can get through these last two rounds of chemo I will start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm still not sure whether radiation or surgery will come next, but either way I think they will be better than this and I'll be on the road to recovery...whooo hooo!

On a fun note - the son of a family friend (I believe he's in 4th grade) is participating in a PTA Photography Contest where they give the kids a theme (this year's is "Together We Can") and they shoot a photo that they think represents that theme. They submit the photo and a brief explanation of why they chose it and they get judged. Anyway, Reese took a photo of my son Alex and I and went with the idea of "together we can beat cancer" (which I thought was absolutely adorable). I've attached the photo below...I think he did an excellent job and I'm proud to be his inspiration! I wish him the best and I'll let you all know if he places in the contest!


  1. So I'm not waiting for the weekend to start reading, but I am going back to work now. You're amazing and I think this picture has soooo much more to it than that little boy will ever know.

  2. I absolutely LOVE this portrait. Tash it is beautiful. It speaks volumes! The photo is a winner in my book!

  3. LOVE THIS PICTURE!! and alex's expression of "who is this random person taking my picture right hold me" :) -Sade