Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hello Hello

Hello Hello everyone - I am back! Thanks so much for all the well wishes. I am continuing to make progress on the cancer front. I have finished the chemo, undergone a double mastectomy (and partial reconstruction) and started radiation last week. I am finally feeling like myself again. The surgery went very well and the pathology report was great! No signs of residual cancer! Yay! Better than I could have hoped for. I have 21 sessions of radiation left that will take me into the beginning of August. So - my summer will be spent shuttling between swim team and radiation - EVERY DAY! I think it is going to go by quickly as the days are already running together.
I do have some very exciting news regarding C - he is actually eating new foods! Something about the summer has given him an appetite. I have also found the pool to be a great motivator. If he does not eat his lunch , we do not go swimming. Guess what - he cleans his plate. A list of new foods includes: grilled chicken, watermelon, cantaloupe, fish sticks, sweet potato fries, tater tots, tacos, turkey burger, yogurt, cream cheese and apple butter sandwich, applesauce, rice and spaghetti. It does take a lot of attention for me to get him to eat some days. I have to sit beside him so he does not get up and run away. It has been a lot of work, but I am beyond thrilled that he has developed an appetite!