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!

5 comments:

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Yeah on all fronts! Keep it up!

Pam said...

Congratulations! That's great news!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm glad that you are doing well! You should be done with radiation soon and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers.

amat said...

Hi!

wow awesome article!good post

Thanks so much , !

Allergy Remedey

Kristy said...

Just discovered your blog. Enjoying it! Thanks for sharing your story!! Helps us know we are not alone. Wondering, if you would be open to looking over my list of derivatives/ aliases for the allergies that your kids have, just to help me make sure it's comprehensive? I'm working on a tool for food allergy sufferers, with the top ten food allergies.

Kristy
kristy_swain@hotmail.com