Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
MAKING STRIDES 2007
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and prayers. Sometimes, when I feel so physically exhausted, I can't help but think of how many more times I need to do this and that overwhelms me. But, I am back today and I have no intentions of driving to Christiana this week!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I have prayed for God to renew my spirit. I am feeling defeated and just sick and tired of doing this. We sang this Michael W. Smith song yesterday in church and I felt like I was crying out for His mercy. It is an incredible song.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thank you again for a fun night. We took over the restaurant! It was hours of socializing and good times. My mom told me to just look around and see all of the people that love me (and I know there are even more out there!)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We had our family celebration of lots of birthdays today. I recently looked back at last year's blog on my birthday and it basically talked about how I was feeling from the chemo. This year's birthday included a round of chemo. My birthday wish for 2009's blog entry, "Cancer? What cancer?"
Thursday, September 11, 2008
A friend walked David home from the bus stop today. I told how much I missed walking with him but the chemo really knocked me out today. He has played boxing on the Wii so he and I were imitating the boxing moves (and knockouts). He asked me if I fought back. I told him I will tomorrow when I walk 5-7 miles. That is my way of fighting back and telling this cancer that it won't keep me down!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Most of you know we are participating in the Breast Cancer 3-day Walk in Philadelphia this October. The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a remarkable journey designed to raise funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.
We invite you to support us and join the global movement to end breast cancer forever.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
From 5-9 p.m.
The Friendly’s located at Brandywine Town Center, Route 202,
will donate 10% of the total bills to Dave & Barbara’s
fundraising efforts towards the Breast Cancer 3-Day.
Come and enjoy some dinner and ice cream
and support a friend at Friendly’s!
If you are interested in finding out more information, click on the links to our personal webpages.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
He had some trouble the day before. We were playing in a neighbor's backyard, when Dawson seemed to stumble on a yellowjacket nest and made them angry. He had 4 stings, 2 of them in the eyebrow. When he woke up yesterday, his eye was swollen - you can tell in some of the pictures. The good news is he isn't allergic! He kept clarifying that they were yellowjackets, not bluejackets.
I also picked up my new look yesterday while Dawson was at school. I picked him up with my new wig and he didn't seem too phased. He told me today that I have girl hair now, and don't look like a boy anymore. I think that is a compliment. When we got home, I asked him if he wanted to see a trick and pulled off my wig. (I wanted to make it something fun since he hasn't seen me to do that since last year.) He then wanted to show me his trick which was a tumble on the floor. Today, I ended up buzzing what hair was left.
When I visited my doctor yesterday, he told me we would do scans the end of October to see how I was progressing and my next question was how much more chemo after that. He suggested 6 rounds as long as the scan shows good progress. That means 18 weeks of chemo and today was the 4th week. Ugh! If all stays on track, I will continue until the end of January and then stay on a maintenance drug. That was hard to hear, but I have advised others not to think about how many more chemos you still have to do, just focus on today. I should take my own advice!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I am back on track with my training for the 3-day. Even had to buy new shows because I wore out the first pair.
We are beginning to get into a groove with our early mornings and getting on the bus. Some of our friends' children are just beginning this week. I am glad we started last week and are getting used to it all. Dawson begins school tomorrow and he is also very excited but keeps thinking he is riding a bus to school.