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One Down and Three To Go

by marybeth , March 25, 2008—01:56 PM

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I had my first Chemotherapy infusion yesterday and I am very happy to report that is was, all in all - boring. My sister Linda kept the troops entertained, at one point knocking over all the styrafoam heads with wigs on them that went rolling around. At 8:30am it was pretty quiet but by noon it was hopping in there. Those nurses are on their toes I'll tell you. They cannot make a mistake! My doctor stopped in twice to see me and that is a big comfort. My regimen has changed to only four infusions, three weeks apart. They call it "dose dense". They whack you pretty good and then give you three weeks to recover, before they whack you again. But my overall treatment will be over in 12 weeks instead of 16. After a little time off I will start radiation. I feel OK. Nothing drastic, a little queasy,and oddly I'm getting hiccups a lot. My hair will fall out gradually so I have some time to think about my disguise. I'm leaning toward redhead. What do you think? My sister returned to Boston this morning so Alex is stepping up to the plate. Having this kind of support at home is so crucial, I'm lucky. I do have a request though, I could use some Illustrator tutorial time, there are a couple of things I just can't seem to figure out. So if any of you designer geeks have some time, let me know, I'd appreciate it.




  Geri W.

03/29/2008 * 13:25:29

Hi Mary,

Kathy told me about your blog....will put in it on "favorites" to keep with your progress.

You know, you should be a comedian!!! Keep your spirits up, are going to be great and then we can eat all those cream puffs.




03/26/2008 * 16:09:48

Hi Auntie,
Don't worry, a dinner will be on your doorstep soon.
I love you...your "favorite niece"...Katie


  Jamie Hall ( homepage )

03/26/2008 * 15:23:52

Hi Mary,
You've been in my thoughts constantly...thank you so much for the updates. They are helping "me" get through this too! Ha! Call anytime you might want to chat or need, Jamie


  Deb Ward ( homepage )

03/26/2008 * 10:57:15

Keep up your spirits - and don't worry about hair color - you will look beautiful no matter what. (If it was me, I'd go for a sultry auburn red and then golden blond for summer - think of the possibilities!)
Don't push yourself too hard. I've had a friend and mother who went through all of that. It can be a rough path before you come out the other end into the sun. Sounds like you have great support in family and friends.
Wishing you the best.


  Michael Mize ( homepage )

03/25/2008 * 22:45:04

I'm pretty well a self taught Illustrator nerd. I've been using it for years, I'd be happy to help out however I can.

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