Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beautiful weather...feeling great! Thanks to all who participated in the HVL Zoombathon we raised $ 1200 for cancer research!

Burns pretty much gone! Now getting a "tan". tough way to get a tan! Qouldn't recommend it.
Hair is growing back pretty quickly...thinking another month and the wig may be history!

Everyone enjoy.........we won't have this weather for long!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend lab is over....amazing how well a person can think when there are no chemicals in the brain! Burns are going way.

What beautiful weather today......28 mile bike ride today.....leaves are looking spectacular...hope everyone is getting out and enjoying this.......

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LAST DAY OF RADIATION! One more thing checked off the list and completed! The Physician today said he is amazed at how well I withstood everything compared to any other patient he has had especially since I had both sides radiated. I did have to remind him that I am not like any patient he has had....he agreed!

Even though I am burned, with one area close to blistered, he said my symptoms are much less than any he has seen...,,all I can say is I'm sure happy that if this wasn't much, I didn't see anyhting severe!

Wed Nov. 4 will see the Oncologist. not sure whats after that hopefully NOTHING! Except the last surgeries. which won't be until early December.

I certainly know how to celebrate being done with radiation....will leave tomorrow for the next three day lab at Kent State, take lots of tests, midterms etc....oh boy, can hardly wait!

Everyone needsss to get out and enjoy this weather, hopefully I can get on my bike next week hopefully a little more time!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ravens game was really neat......was fun that the Bengals won, but since I worked with John Harboughs wife, I often root for whatever team he is coaching!

Only 4 more radiations....good thing I think my body has taken just about all it can handle, Have alot of red burns, and itchy skin,,,,still not as bad as chemo, but happy its soon to be over.....actually will get my last radiation then take off and drive to the 3 day lab.....what a way to celebrate!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

school is once again getting almost overwhelming with everything else going on. 7 more radiations to go! Skin is starting to get "burned" but its not terrible, itchy as well.......hopefully this will be about the worst!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Race yesterday went pretty good......I'm 10 minutes slower than college cross country........29 minutes for 5 K.....guess I'm gettinf old or something! guess it could have something to do with chemo, etc.......we'll see if I get it back! Getting ready to go to the Baltimore/ Bengals game......see everybody...I'll wave to you!

The festival Sat. was really awsome....lots of awareness and education going on out here! Under Armour is awsome! POWER IN PINK!

Friday, October 9, 2009

So here I am in Baltimore......must have been some kind of mistake. I'm in a suite, nice dining room table, couch, the whole shibang....maybe I'm having a party in my room and don't know it yet! Tomorrow is the run (I'm just doing the 5 K), also the here is supposed to be nice hopefully no rain.

Starting to get some mild reactin to radiations, red itchy skin, and feeling tight...not too bad though......

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another radiation down.....Only 12 more to far no side effects. This will be quite a big weekend! Flying out to Baltimore for Under Armour festival Friday and Saturday. Sunday myself and the two other girls will be down on the football field....sounds like we will be on NAtional who would have thought! They said I can't wear a Bengals jersy though.....Oh well, Jim Harbaughs wife is actually a friend I used to work with, so I end up cheering for the Ravens quite a bit anyway!

A friend said our pictures were in another magazine. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could spread the education of this didsease to everyone! Wouldn't it even be better if a vaccine were discovered to irradicate the disease! Maybe someday!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Found out that once you go to this link, ( the one listed in the last blog) then in the upper right hand corner you need to put "power in pink" in the search engine, once this page comes up click on the video which is on the left hand side of the page (its about the third one down).

Ch 19 did a wonderful job on the video.

Another 5 mile run today.....the weather has been outstanding for workouts....if you can't do alot, do just a little.....5 minutes four times a day adds up to 20 minutes.......20 minutes is better than no minutes.......pretty soon you'll get to 10 minutes!

A neighbor brought over Shape magazine today. A full page add with myself and the two other girls the whole issue is about breast cancer.......

Friday, October 2, 2009

So here's the link to the Ch. 19 story....I'm not exactly a computer wiz, I can't find it on this link? Don't know if anyone else can?

Had a CAT scan today.....I am sure it will come out great!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Things definitely on the upswing for endurance, fitness, etc.....Ran a 5 milr route that's a slight downhill for the first half, but when you turn aroun it's obviously a slight uphill the whole way is the first time I have done the whole thing with no break during the uphill! All this while having radiation daily, having a cold and very little sleep.......Coming back! Hope you are doing things to "keep up!