Now what?

November 11, 2008

Today I had the last of about 6 weeks’ worth of radiation treatments. After 8 rounds of chemo and then surgery, radiation was comparatively easy, but I’m still glad it’s over. Sort of. I have to admit that it’s hard to give up being so carefully watched, particularly by the staff at the radiation oncology […]

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Since I’ve been remiss …

November 10, 2008

… and have neglected posting Halloween photos in a timely fashion, here is a link where you can see a few. There is a cool photographer in our town, and he lets folks come in his studio on Halloween to pose in their costumes. Then, he posts them online where people can purchase copies if […]

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Halloween cookies

October 23, 2008

We did it!, originally uploaded by applesandcheeses. Here are our ooey-gooey Halloween sugar cookies! (Djuna is on the left, Dinah is on the right.) I can’t believe we were successful because I’ve never made roll-out sugar cookies before. We colored the frosting, rolled out the dough, cut out the shapes, everything! Because of decidedly unhygienic […]

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Am I glowing?

October 3, 2008

My radiation treatments started this past Wednesday. Wednesday’s appointment was long, but then all of the rest will only be fifteen minutes or so. The treatment is very easy and painless. The staff in the radiation oncology department is amazing, and I know I’m in great hands. I arranged my daily appointments so that I […]

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Back to work

September 17, 2008

I haven’t posted here in awhile … I’ve been busy getting back to work and to driving! I went back to work last Monday and got to drive as of last Thursday. Last Friday Dwayne and I went to the radiation oncologist at Huntington Hospital. They seem like an amazing operation; I had heard great […]

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First day of Kindergarten

September 5, 2008

In class, originally uploaded by applesandcheeses. The day finally arrived! Dinah and Djuna were off to Kindergarten this morning. After a teary departure, it seems like they had a nice day. When Djuna saw her teacher, she said, “Is that our teacher? She’s beautiful.” I think that’s a pretty good endorsement. Click on the picture […]

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Still hanging in there

August 27, 2008

I had another checkup with the surgeon today, and things are still going smoothly with my recuperation, thank goodness. She gave me arm exercises to do and said that when I can get both arms up above my head, then I can drive again. Naturally, I am very motivated to accomplish this, although the exercises […]

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Out and about

August 21, 2008

I had another checkup on Tuesday, and my surgeon said she’s happy with how things are healing. I have been getting out some, dropping and picking up the girls from camp, doing a few minor errands, etc. Yesterday I even walked to the farmer’s market with my mom. I am still uncomfortable and very tired […]

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Home sweet home

August 18, 2008

It’s been a week since surgery, and I appear to be recovering nicely. I went for one checkup last week and will go for another tomorrow. The surgery went smoothly, with no surprises for my docs. There was less than 10 percent of the tumor remaining, and the surgeon got the clear margins she wanted. […]

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Diana Day is a-okay

August 12, 2008

The kind and immensely tall surgeon, Dr. Dawn Hills, said that the operation went smoothly and the patient will be fine.  She is sleeping soundly now and will be doing so until tomorrow morning.  Bless her heart – what a day. Thanks to everybody for thinking sweet thoughts all day long today and over these […]

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