December 27, 2005

The Struggles of Infertility

Phil and I have been trying to start a family for sometime. It has been 4 years to be exact. In 4 years we have conceived twice and I have miscarried both times. During this time there was also the little cancer thing. We are over that and ready to move on.

In July I decided to have some testing done to make sure there was not a chromosome disorder. Well it turns out there is. I have what is called a balanced translocation. After doing some research I have discovered that 5% of all couples that experience recurrent miscarriages have this disorder. Basically, I have all the right number of chromosomes but two switch places.

Phil and I decided to go ahead and consult a fertility specialist who we have seen before but before this current diagnosis. It wasn't the visit I had hoped for. While we were there I also found out that I tested Low Positive for Anticardiolipin Antibodies which basically is my body rejecting the placenta. It is possible that maybe this test was hindered by the recent chemo. I am in the process of checking on this.

Anyway the doctor did not paint a good picture for us. He would like us to see a genetic counselor to find out the odds of us having a baby.

Phil and I are now struggling with all the issues that couples have while struggling with infertility. All I ever wanted to be was a mother. It really is a difficult time for us both right now. We won't know anything until we see a genetic counselor. Please, pray that God will show us His will and that we will be at peace with this bump in the road.

November 22, 2005

One Year Ago

Exactly one year ago today I began this long cancer journey. It was last year I went for a CT scan and that evening I found out that I had a form of lymphoma later turning out to be Hodgkin's. It was a whirlwind of events that transpired right before Thanksgiving.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the first time I had ever entered an oncology office. I was the only young person there. The whole time I was there I was fighting back tears. Then a young, frail woman entered the office with her husband. She looked so sick. She literally had a box full of meds. This scared me but thankfully I did not have as rough of a time.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I have definitely grown from this experience and view life with a different perspective. This year the holidays will be different! This year I am cancer free.

October 30, 2005

the port has left the body

I can officially say my port has been removed. I had it taken out on Friday. It was much easier coming out than going in. The incision is a little sore but that is it. When I first had the port my entire arm was sore for several days. I tried to see if I could keep the port but the nurse said something about having to check for all the parts to make sure they got it all, which I hope they did. The port did help with chemo but now it is gone and that is the last sign of cancer for me. I am now trying to lead a cancer free life and trying not to look back but look ahead to see where God leads me!

September 24, 2005

Light the Night 2005

I completed my first Light the Night walk this evening. It was an enjoyable evening complete with illuminated balloons. My team Hope for Hodgkin's raised $585.00. We raised this with little to no fundraising efforts. Next year we plan to fundraise and raise even more money.

The Finish Line Posted by Picasa

Waterfront Park Posted by Picasa

Light the Night Walk Posted by Picasa

Team Hope Posted by Picasa

September 17, 2005

Port Removal

I am officially reporting that I will have my port removed on October 28th. I know that seems like a long time but Phil and I are going on vacation the 2nd week in October and I didn't want to have an incision to worry about. I can't wait to get it removed. The port itself does not bother me but it symbolizes cancer. I don't have cancer so I am ready to have it removed.

On Saturday, September 24th I will be walking in the Light the Night Walk in Louisville. My team is Hope for Hodgkin's. If you would like to donate money it is not too late. Also, if you are interested in walking with my team it is not too late to register. The more the merrier.

September 06, 2005

Scans are Clear

I got the results of my first 6-month scan and it is clean! Phil and I are so excited but at the same time we mourn the passing of our friend Mandy. I know she would be happy for us as well.

September 04, 2005

Bob and Mandy Sandlin Robert and Will Posted by Picasa

A Friend

I do not understand why things happen the way they do in life. I know God loves us all and we are His children. Those of us who know Him as our Savior are promised Eternal Life and will live with Him free from pain and sorrow.

Tonight a dear friend passed away from a 3-year battle with breast cancer. She was 42. We were not ready to let her go. Her husband was not ready to let her go. He loved her so much. When he talked about Mandy his eyes would just light up. Mandy was the mother to Robert, who is 13 and Will who is 3. Mandy loved being a mom and I don't understand why she didn't get to have more time with them.

August 27, 2005

Light the Night 2005 Waterfront Park

As many of you know this year I fought a battle. A battle I never knew I would have to fight. Through prayers, treatments, nurses, doctors, and wonderful friends like you I won the battle. Unfortunately not everyone wins the battle. We must find a cure for this disease. That is why I am asking for your help!

I am raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a participant in their Light The Night Walk and I'm asking you to help by making a contribution. Each donation helps accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and brings hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against these diseases.

Please use the link to donate online quickly and securely. You will receive a confirmation by email of your donation and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I really appreciate your generosity!

You can learn more about my efforts and make a donation by visiting the following Web sites:

Please, continue to pray for the many families who are affected by this disease.

August 13, 2005

CBC Praise Band Concert  Posted by Picasa

So now what ...

I have had a busy, yet wonderful summer. It felt like Phil and I traveled all summer.

I visited the oncologist once this summer with a clean report. I will have my next PET/CT scan September 22nd with a report from the doctor on September 27th. I will be repeating scans every 6 months.

I have begun doing aerobics about 3-4 times a week, which has tremendously, boosted my energy level. I feel like I am almost back to normal in the energy department.

I will be going back to work this week. I have been working in my classroom the last few days. Our school has been under construction and I have just now been able to get into my classroom. The students start this week.

I am not sure how regularly I will update but I will update after my PET/CT.

What Cancer Cannot Do

The young girl Chris, whom I have been following passed away. I never met Chris I just came across her website. By reading her journal entries I felt like I knew her. Her courage and strength inspired me.

What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited . . .
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
It cannot conquer the spirit.
Source unknown

August 05, 2005

Prayer Needed

As a fellow cancer survivor I follow several cancer survivor journals. I have been following Chris for quite sometime. She is in need of your prayers. She has truly been an inspiration to me as I have been following her. Please, pray for her healing and comfort.

June 27, 2005

Some of our teenagers at J. Creek. I thought this picture explained the meaning of Crossings. Jesus takes us as we are and molds us. Posted by Hello

Kentucky Lake

A few weeks ago Phil and I took a wonderful group of teenagers to Jonathan Creek for Crossings. We stayed a week and it was beautiful. It was a wonderful time of renewal and reflection as to what God has done in my life this year. He is awesome and I don't know how people can get through without Him.

My stamina is improving everyday. I did find out however that I would not be able to walk all over J. Creek all day long. The first night I was absolutely worn out. So the next day I decided to drive or not go at all. That helped me be able to get through the days. I just have to take small breaks and then I am fine. I am feeling better everyday.

I am finally posting an anniversary picture. This is Phil and I on the carriage ride. Posted by Hello

June 05, 2005

Happy Anniversary

On June 3, 2005 Phil and I celebrated 5 years of marriage. It has been a rough year but we managed to get through cancer. When Phil and I stood before God, family and friends we made a vow to love and honor in sickness and in health. We certainly didn't think we would experience sickness so early in our marriage but God brought us through with even more Faith than before. Phil was a wonderful caregiver and I hope I wasn't too bad a patient.

Phil and I celebrated our anniversary by spending the night at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. For dinner we had a lovely dinner at DeSha's followed by a carriage ride in downtown Lexington. We had a very good time.

Phil and I are looking forward to many more happy and healthy years together. I will be postimg pictures soon.

May 31, 2005

Radiation is OVER!

On May 18th I finished my 15th treatment of radiation therapy. I can say that radiation is not as bad as chemo but still not what I consider fun. The first part was not that bad. However, the last half caused a severe sore throat. Eating was very difficult to say the least. I lost 3.8 pounds in one week. The doctor gave me several narcotics but it never really took the pain away. It just took the edge off enough so I could at least get some type of nutrition in my body. My throat is still sore but it is on the mend. I am eating better everyday.

The "c" word

I am so sorry I have not updated in a while. I can think of a million excuses as to why but I think the real reason is I just needed a little break from that "c" word. I am still going to write about cancer since this is the reason for the blog but every now and then I just need a break.

By the way- Dennis thanks for giving me a hard time about updating!! I promise I will try to keep it more updated.

May 03, 2005

Radiation has begun...

I have now completed 4 radiation treatments which have been a breeze so far. The longest part is changing in to a gown. I am on the table for about 3 minutes and then I am done. The only side effect I have had is I get a metallic taste in my mouth as the radiation is coming out. Then it goes away as fast as it came. I will complete a total of 15 treatments.

Update on Mandy

Mandy is doing better today. She was sitting in a chair when I visited her today. She is not out of the woods yet but she is progressing. It is nothing short of a miracle. She had just started on chemo which had brought her immune system down which made it harder for her to fight the infection. Mandy is strong and she is a fighter. She also had a CT scan which showed her cancer has shrunk which is fantastic. Please, continue to pray for Mandy and her family.

April 29, 2005

Prayer Needed

A dear friend of mine, Mandy, who has been battling breast cancer for 3 years has suddenly developed a staph infection and is very ill in the Hospital. The next 48 hours are crucial. Please, pray for her healing and peace.

April 26, 2005

Race for the Cure, Cincinnati, Ohio  Posted by Hello

Who looks better? Posted by Hello

After the cut it felt so much better. I can't believe I waited as long as I did. Posted by Hello

My friend Vicki was gracious enough to cut my hair. Posted by Hello

Before cutting my hair I looked like something out of a science fiction movie. My husband says I looked like some creature from the Lord of the Rings. Luckily I don't watch Lord of the Rings. Posted by Hello

I held at as long as I could in cutting my hair.  Posted by Hello

Could it be one of the Beatles? Posted by Hello

April 20, 2005


Having cancer has made me want to help others with cancer. I feel like God has given me these experiences to help others who are going or will go through this.

Today I spent the day at Mandy's house who has breast cancer. She just recently got out of the hospital so she is still recuperating. She has a 3 year old. I spent the day playing with him so she could get some rest. Her mother and another friend cleaned the house. I think I had the good job. I love children!

This was something that really made me feel like I was helping. I want to do things that help others. I want to be there for people. Having cancer is a life changing experience.

April 10, 2005

Hodgkin's Profiled

Hodgkin's Disease is covered extensively in the new issue of CURE Magazine. It is a very good article that discusses initial treatment, relapse treatment, clinical trials, and life after Hodgkin's. CURE is also free to cancer patients. For more info go to CURE.

This article also highlights Pamela, a surfer from Portland, after her relapse from Hodgkin's. You can read more about Pamela in Surf Life for Women or Pamela's website. Pam has been an inspiration to me during my treatments for Hodgkin's.

April 07, 2005

Race for the Cure

Julie Jordan Posted by Hello

I am raising money for Race for the Cure in memory of a dear friend Julie Jordan who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer. Julie leaves behind a loving husband and two young children.

A group of her friends will be racing in her memory on April 23. This was an event Julie raced in and we want to continue her tradition.

Cancer touches nearly everyone in the United States. This year it was announced that cancer is the leading cause of death in Americans. Women are particularly vulnerable to breast cancer with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed.

If you would like to donate in Julie's name go to Race for a Cure. Please help us find a Cure.

April 05, 2005

Clean PET

My PET is clean again! Yippee! Praise God! To be perfectly honest I wasn't too worried about this scan because my last one was clean and I just finished chemo. It will be the other scans that I know I will worry about.

I think about relapsing quite a bit but I keep it in the back of my mind. About 15% of Hodgkin's patients do relapse. The percentage is in my favor which is encouraging. I have no control over relapsing or not. So I guess I will just get on with my life. What else can I do? I do pray about it often. God is in control and He will take care of me if I relapse or not.

I want to thank those of you who post comments, send regular e-mails, and call me often. They are uplifting and encouraging. Even though I do not have cancer anymore I still need your prayers. Some days I still get down about the whole situation and other times I am great. This isn't exactly the path I had anticipated on taking. My plans were to be a mom. Those plans are on hold for now. For now keep prayin' and a postin' cause they do help. Thank you!

April 01, 2005

My last treatment with my nurse Mindy. She has been my nurse for most of my treatments. Mindy's husband also had Hodgkin's. She has been wonderful! Posted by Hello


Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Praise God!

This past Monday I finally finished chemo. I am looking forward to not going to chemo on Mondays. What will I do with my time? Go for a walk, read, scrapbook, clean, visit friends, watch TV, etc. As you can tell I am bit excited!

On Thursday, I had another PET/CT scan. I will not know the results of the scan until Monday. I anticipate it being clean since my last one was clean and I have still been doing treatment. It will be the others that I will worry about. However, I just have to think positive and go on with my life.

I now have a 4 week break before I begin radiation. I go for radiation prep on April 19th. Apparently it takes a week to plan for the actual radiation which involves a radiation oncologist, physicist, and the radiologist. According to the radiation oncologist I will be marked on from the top of my neck down through my chest with permanent marker. Then they will place tegaderm transparent dressing over it until radiation is complete. The problem with this is the dressing makes me nauseated. Before chemo I used this type of dressing to put the numbing cream on my port and I guess I have a phychological association with the smell. I am going to have to work on that. Any suggestions?

The last few days have been very warm. I went for a short walk each day that absolutely drained me. I couldn't do anything the rest of the day. If I keep it up maybe I will continue to get my energy back. I am also starting to get a little mentally drained as well. I guess is starting to catch up with me.

March 18, 2005

Celebration of Life

Julie Jordan fought a courageous battle with breast cancer.

When I was first diagnosed with cancer Julie called me. I didn't know Julie very well. I knew she had cancer and had been fighting it for the last 6 years. She was so warm on the phone asking about me and never really mentioning her own struggles.

Julie was very eager to help me locate a wig. So on January 24, 2005 Julie, myself, and another friend who is also getting treatment for breast cancer drove to Lexington to find a wig. Being new to this Julie helped me to feel at ease and comfortable. She was so warm and helpful.

The last time I spoke to Julie was in mid February. Julie told me she was just ready for a break from treatments. Last night she recieved her break. I know it is not what she had in mind but now she is no longer sick. She is now in the presence of Jesus.

Therefore I live for today-
Certain of finding sunrise
Guidance and strength for the way.

Power for each moment of weakness,
Hope for each moment of pain,
Comfort for every sorrow,
Sunshine and joy after the rain!


March 11, 2005

My Church Family

Through this whole experience my church family have been absolutely wonderful. They have brought me many wonderful meals which have been delicious. I have received many phone calls of encouragement from each of them and numerous cards. I want to say thank you for this. This has not been the best experience in my life but having a church family like Crestwood has made the experience more tolerable.

Thank you!

March 06, 2005

March 03, 2005

Cycle 3 Complete

On Monday I finished Cycle 3. It seems that I keep getting sicker on treatment days. Monday was the sickest I have been. Tuesday wasn't too bad and then Wednesday I was so tired I could barely get up off the couch. I think I am on the up swing now. Praise God!

I am normally the kind of person that stays busy and this has been the hardest part for me. I never really enjoyed cleaning and doing laundry until now. I can't wait until I can just jump up and go clean without getting tired. I never thought I would say that. I want to be able to do the things I used to do.

There is an end in sight. I have two more treatments left on March 14th and the 28th.

February 27, 2005

Ready as I can be

Tomorrow will complete cycle 3 with a total of 6 treatments. It is hard to be ready for something that is going to make you sick and tired. During my last treatment I was pretty sick all day. In an effort to fight the nausea better I took an Ativan this evening. It works well for nausea but also knocks you out in the process.

During chemo there are a total of 4 drugs I receive. It is known in the Hodgkin's world as ABVD. ABVD is named after the initials of the drugs used and involves the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin (originally called Adriamycin®), bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine.

I think the Ativan is kicking in and I will retire to bed.

February 21, 2005

Our Wedding Day Posted by Hello

My Best Friend

On June 3, 2000 God brought Phil and I together as husband and wife. It was a very special day for both of us and a day that is still forever in my thoughts. I am a very emotional person as Phil so I thought I would cry. I guess I was so happy that instead of crying I was all smiles.

Since having HD I often glance at our wedding picture on the wall. We look so happy. Who could have ever imagined going through cancer at 29. Don't get me wrong we are still happy and very much in love. This is just a bend in the road we will get through.

Phil has been wonderful through this whole process. He is determined to go to all treatments no matter what. To be honest I don't think I could do the treatments without him there. He has gone to all tests and labs even when he did not need to go. He is truly my best friend!

Thank you honey for being there!

February 20, 2005

Rough Week

It has been a while since my last post. I had treatment # 5, February 14th. Before I went I definitely had anticipatory nausea. When I got there I was very nauseated. I got sick during treatment which was a first. Normally, I am fine on treatment days. They gave me extra Ativan and Zofran before I left to go home but it still didn't work. I got sick two more times at home. I was sick through Thursday. I felt better by Friday.

Friday is when the bone pain from the Neulasta shot started. Today is the worst for the bone pain. I have taken two Oxycodone and I still have pain. So I guess I will need to live with it. It usually goes away by Tuesday.

It has taken me a while to bounce back after this last treatment. This is because I have more of the chemo in my system which keeps building. I just have three treatments left. I thought it would be easier to continue the rest of my treatments knowing I had a clean PET/CT but I think it is harder.

On the hair issue. I still have a lot of hair left. It has helped having thick hair thanks to my mom and dad who both have very thick hair. My hair is getting very thin on top. My scalp is very visible and it has begun to bother me. I think I might just buy some hats for the rest of my treatments. Before Hodgkin's I always wanted thin hair. Not anymore. I want my thick hair back and I will never wish for thin hair again.

Tomorrow, I have an appointment for blood work to check my counts.

February 10, 2005

Jesus is the Light

My cancer is gone. What happens now? Well, I still have to finish 2 more cycles of chemo which is 4 treatments. So I still have to feel sick even though I am not sick. Then I have to do about 4 weeks of radiation. This is to make sure if there is still a tiny cancer cell left it will be zapped like the rest of the others. Sounds like a science fiction movie but this is real life.

It is amazing how one day you can be faced with a life threatening illness and the next day it is gone. God is amazing! I wonder why I was faced with this. God only gives us what we can handle. Phil and I handled this and we stayed strong in God's Word that we would overcome this and we did. We are stronger now than we were before December 1st.

We hope now we can use this experience to help others who are faced with this situation. There are so many young adults who are faced with Hodgkin's. Many young mothers are faced with this. Many people who are about to be married are faced with this disease. If you would like to learn more about this disease visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

From the beginning Phil and I have proclaimed Jeremiah 29:11. God's plan for us is to continue to be His light and reach out to others in need. In John 8:12 Jesus said "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Anyone can have the light of life if you believe in Jesus and follow Him.

Jesus zapped my cancer!!! He can zap your darkness and give you light.

February 07, 2005

The Cancer is Gone

Last week I had a PET scan done after my 2nd cycle. The PET scan showed no cancer. Deep down I knew it would be. God is good and He still continues to work!

January 30, 2005

God is my Refuge

God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble PSALM 46:1

I could not do all this without God's strength! He has given Phil and I peace during these difficult days. I know this will make us stronger.

Tomorrow is treatment #4 which will complete cycle 2. This might be my half-way point.

January 28, 2005

Hair Loss

My mom and I went to another wig shop on Thursday. This shop is cheaper so I was curious to see if they had the wig I liked from the other shop. They didn't have the wig but she could order it and it would be $40 cheaper than the other shop. However, I found the exact same wig online for half price. So I ordered it.

Anyway, while at the shop I tried on some other wigs but I just couldn't find another one I liked. So my mom decided to try on some wigs and she bought one. She has a head full of hair but she thought it would be great not to have to style your hair. She looks wonderful in it and I can't even tell it is a wig. I hope my wig looks that great on me!

I still have a lot of hair but it is starting to thin on top. I think in a few weeks I will be needing a wig. I am still having a difficult time with the fact I am going to lose my hair. This is probably the worst part about the chemo for me. If this is what I have to go through to beat cancer then this is what I have to do!

January 24, 2005

Wig Hunt

Well, today was the day I decided it was time to look for a wig. Yesterday, my hair was falling out all over the house. Two ladies from church who are currently going through chemo for cancer went with me. I was a little nervous but they helped me feel at ease.

I was looking for a wig that matched my hair color and was close to my hairstyle. I am not very daring. The first wig they plopped on my head made me look like a witch. I did end up finding a wig that I thought looked natural on me except it was blond. I do not look good as a blond. So she is going to order it in my color and I will go try it and see if I like it.

I also went to the oncologist for blood work and it appears my red blood count dropped just a bit. As a precaution I got an Aranesp shot. I will be getting it every other week to boost my red blood cells.

Sunday was not a great day for me. The Nulasta shot to boost my white blood cells causes bone pain. I had the pain yesterday all day. It has gotten better today and hopefully by tomorrow I will feel better.

January 19, 2005

3rd Treatment

On Monday, I had my 3rd treatment of ABVD chemo. For those of you who are wondering two treatments equal 1 cycle. So I have completed 1 cycle and part of cycle 2. My doctor believes I will need to do 4 cycles and then 3-4weeks of radiation.

This morning I woke up exhausted from chemo. I could barely open my eyes. On Tuesday I had my Nualasta shot to keep my blood counts up which also causes bone pain. My nurse told me to take oxycodone as soon as I felt any pain. So this morning I took it and slept all day. I did wake up long enough to eat a small lunch. I was also nauseated today and my Zofran did not seem to be working so I took the ativan. This helped but also knocked me out.

Right now I am so tired. Another Hodgkin patient said it feels like getting hit by a semi which is what I feel like now. I think I will retire in to bed. God Bless!

January 11, 2005

Day to Day

I went to the oncologist on Monday for blood count check. All counts were within normal range. I have had a hard time getting my energy back after the last treatment. I thought maybe my blood counts would be down. I have been really tired this week and my bones were aching. The doctor gave me a strong pain killer which helped. Now I just need to get my energy back.

My hair started falling out after the last treatment as well. I still have a lot of hair to lose. I am hoping having thick hair will play to my advantage. It has been more annoying than anything. There is hair all over the house and it is always all over me. Emmy, our dog likes to go around and clean it all up for me. She is such a helpful little dog. I just wish she wouldn't put everything in her mouth.

I am just trying to go through this day by day and I know God will take care of us. God is good!

January 07, 2005

Second Opinion

I love my doctor. Dr. Arekapudi has been very thorough through our whole process from diagnosis to treatment. In the beginning we had decided to go to Markey Cancer Center because that is where the best of the best is. There are very good doctors there. My mom's doctor is there and she loves him.

Well, the doctor I saw...Well lets say he is ready for retirement? Now I know there are wonderful doctors at Markey and for some reason I got set up with a colon cancer doctor. I don't know why but I did. His plan was to just give me radiation. Everything that I had read said ABVD chemo and radiation so I was a little confused.

After seeing Dr. Arekapudi again she realized we were not comfortable with having two doctors with two different treatment plans. So she arranged for us to have a 2nd opinion or shall we say 3rd opinion at Brown Cancer Center in Louisville. Today was that appointment.

We met with Dr. Methia at Brown. He was a very personable doctor which is always a plus. He went over my paper work and looked at CT scans. He agreed with Dr. Arekapudi that I would most likely need 4 cycles of chemo. His exact words were he would be surprised if I was not in remission after 4 cycles. He also said I would definitely need 3-4 weeks of radiation. Overall, my prognosis is very good.

So now we have officially two doctors who agree on the same treatment plan. I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression about Markey because I know there are wonderful doctors there. I was just set up with he wrong one.

January 04, 2005

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Our New Addition- Emmy Posted by Hello

January 03, 2005

Cycle 1 Complete

Well, today I completed round 2 of Cycle 1 of ABVD treatments. It went pretty well. I have discovered I love numbing cream. What a great invention! I rub it on my port and I don't even feel the needle go in. It is just a great thing!!!!

Phil and I were at the doctor's office for about 5 hours. My regular oncologist is out of town so I so the other oncologist. He says I seem to be responding well to chemo with no bad side effects. I have no mouth sores and he said if I didn't have them by now I most likely wouldn't get them. I am still worried about my hair falling out. It is amazing how much emphasis we place on hair. I think because my hair is so thick thinning will do me some good. I always wanted thinner hair or it might all fall out. Oh well! It will grow back.

I feel good this evening. If my sysmptoms are like last time I felt bad on Wed. and Thurs. after chemo. I think I can handle two days. Last time I lost 3 pounds but because I felt so good last week I gained back 5. Oh well!

Bobbi Jo- Thank you for posting. Could you send me you e-mail address. Mine is Thanks!