Thursday, April 1, 2010

my new quicky chemo!




Hey there kids! I had my first round of maintenence chemo, taxotere, today, and it ain't no april fools joke... i have pics to prove it. Well, instead of it being like 6 or 7 hours, it's now only 2.5 to 3 hours......that's a nice change. I haven't had chemo since the begining of Feb. - so i was catching up with some old friends today and everybody seems to be doing good. Pictured second is my friend, Judy, who is very crafty and very talented when it comes to home improvement projects. She made her own kitchen cabinet doors for her kitchen and tiled.. and painted... and counter tops. Whew - i needed a nap after listening to her. She is one month ahead of me, so she's like my 'chemo mommy' and i always email her with the laundry list of questions! She's very helpful, especially that her journey is similar to mine. She's been luckier in the hair department than me! If you look REAL REAL hard, you'll see i have a little crop of hair coming in and finally got eyebrows back this week, so i'm not using a pencil anymore and i don't have to worry about them rubbing off.....at least for the time being.

Pictured first is my Dad, Jim Reese, and his friend Rosemary, they were my drivers today. She is also going thru maintenence chemo- and her hair is coming back in and is cute as a button! She is fun (just like my dad) has lots of energy and my family just loves her!!!

Drew and Alex will be in very quick and back to school Sunday afternoon. Looking forward to some extra laundry.

Thanks for checking in and a very Happy Easter to all - i'm hoping not to be 'tossing' up my dinner or peanut butter eggs..... laura XXOO

27 comments:

  1. Yay, Laura! Lovely to see you and these pix! Great to meet your dad and Rosemary and see your friend, Judy from chemo again. Glad the amount of time there is so much less; yes, crossing fingers for keeping the Easter goodies and other things down.. and lovely to see your happiness re; the the noticeable eyebrows and the first growth of hair..good signs all. Enjoy your time with the boys and the laundry!..xoxo

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  2. Happy Easter Laura- you look totally gorgeous! Enjoy your visit with Drew and Alex and yes, rocking chairs definitely count! You rock lady-face!

    xo- Cat :)
    Not sure about the looking forward to laundry part - we may have to analyze that a bit....

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  3. You look great and happy too.
    Judy sounds like my kind of gal!
    xo

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  4. i know Jenn- i was thinking about you when she was telling me - oh... she did her floors, too! She's going to have me out when she moves in, you'll have to come!

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  5. Laura....I am just reading your blog for the first time. I just saw it on Facebook. You seem to be so strong and have so much courage. I really admire that. I say that all as I write this with tears coming down my face. I just really sorry you have to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Have a wonderful Easter and I hope the dinner stays put. I see the beginnings of your new crop of hair, it will be there before you know it.

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  7. Good to see your wonderful smile Laura!
    xo!

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  8. Hugs, Laura! You look great :) Happy Easter to you and your family!
    xoxo,
    Bre

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  9. Yay,Laura.... another wonderful and uplifting post! You look fabulous and so exuberant! And yes, the eyebrows and the soft little tufts of hair growing make this an even more special spring and Easter! Lots to celebrate and be thankful for... life itself!

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  10. Laura, your face looks so beautiful in the photo with Judy. The peach fuzz was perfectly timed for Spring! This is your renewal and rebirth, and your road is looking mighty fine...

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  11. Hey Fuzzyhead! I never saw you looking lovelier, and that is saying a lot!!!!

    Happy Easter and much love to you and your uber fabulous family and friends!!!
    xoxo Mollie

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  12. YAY Laura!!
    You ROCK and ROLL those Chemo treatments, you hear? Or the Easter Bunny won't be bringing you any more peanut butter eggs...!
    Big LOVE and HUGS and Boatloads of healing energy to you...always...
    xoxo
    Kristin

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  13. Wonderful to see you looking SO happy and well!! I think that fuzz-head look should be the latest fashion statement for spring. You rock, girlfriend!! Suz :)

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  14. Laura, you look dynamite! eyebrows and hair or not. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! *big bunny hugs* ;)

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  15. Dear sweet Laura! You look lovely, lovely, lovely! Your face is stunning without hair, although I see same hair growing already. Of course the eye brows are a huge success. Keep it up sister:-)

    xoxo, Iris

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  16. Can't wait to see you with curly hair, Laura. I think we should all have one great big rock in!
    Lovely to see you,
    xoSherry

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  17. Oh Laura! You look fabulous! And you are such an inspiration to me! Love, Cait

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  18. Good to see your bonny smile AND eyebrows! ;) I am glad you caught up with Judy and your other friends. I hope those boys of yours didn't have you doing laundry all weekend!
    Lots of love and kisses dear Laura,
    XOXOXO
    Kim

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  19. good for you!!! happy happy joy joy!!

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  20. This should be so much easier on you. (((HUGS))) You're looking so great!

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  21. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

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  22. laura-- i sure am late in arriving here--but not because i haven't been thinking about you! and now that i can see you and your sweet head i'm wishing i could give you a great big hug. so nice to meet your friend judy and your dad and rosemary--

    hope you have the handle on the prednisone by now-- and you're sailing though the new rounds of chemo....

    lots of love!

    kathi

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  23. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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