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Monday, April 18, 2011

recent happenings...

So I made it through the first round of "maintenance Rituxan" (the drug that attacks the protein that Lymphoma makes).  There were no "chemo" side effects, but I have had a migraine everyday since the treatment.  Luckily I saw the neurologist and I have some good migraine meds...

On Friday night I was home alone while Shane took the girls to NOLA.  I took a quick "make my migraine go away" nap and then I started scrapbooking.  I'm fussing less over the details now, and enjoying the creative process more.  Here are my layouts...





Then Saturday night, my cousin Kristy hosted a Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at her art studio Color Me Nola.  Everyone had to wear a wig, scarf or hat - and bring alcohol!!  We had a blast and raised $400!







The icing on top of the cake was hanging with two of my oldest friends (ok - so I'm not calling them OLD, but I've known them longer than just about anyone else!)  Jen and Meredith played BINGO with me during Shane's Bachelor party - told you - LONG TIME!!  Next time we get together - it's BINGO for sure!!!

Naturally recovery is slower than I would like.  Everyday I swallow down three Aleve with breakfast and a few more with dinner...that's just so I can get dressed and sleep... and at about 3 o'clock everyday I'm dying for a nap!  Shane told me today that a co-worker who was receiving treatment with me just said the same thing to him - makes me feel a little more "normal" - in the post cancer world anyway...

A big step towards feeling like my old self is the appearance of hair...Thanks to Morgan, here is a picture of my "new locks" - ha!


here's Averybird modeling my wig - such a nut!



hope you are having a great week!

5 comments:

Marsell said...

Hair!!!! You look SOOOO pretty!!!! Yayyyyy!!! Okay, enough with the exclamation points.

Sandy said...

Love the "peach fuzz"!!! You are looking GREAT!!!

Barb said...

Love your shirt at the party! And the idea for the party---great. Looks like fun.

Teri said...

Willie would say it's time for a hair cut! Maybe it will grown in naturally highlighted this time.

Paula Davis said...

You look beautiful!!!!