Archive for April, 2008


Caught this on the news today.  I LOVE Mexican food.

Mexican Diet May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

The “Western” diet (fast food) was associated with the largest breast cancer risk.  I suppose that’s not surprising. 

I’m good.

Just a quickie.  Everything looks good, normal EKG, no clots.  We’ll find out about the MUGA in a couple weeks.  Apparently, it’s really common for people at this point in their chemo to have shortness of breath and even chest pain.  Always worth checking out though.  I’m going to go rest now.  I’m tired.

Look good, feel better :)

I went to my Look Good, Feel Better class today and it was pretty fun.  Got lots of makeup tips (which I sorely need since I feel dressed up when I wear blush).  Amusingly enough, the makeup artists all wanted to wax my eyebrows.  Since it’s the only hair I have left, I’ll have to think about that one.  🙂

I’ve got tests scheduled for tomorrow.  A MUGA which checks my heart function and an EKG which also checks out my heart.  I’ve been short of breath today so the onc also wants a CT Angiogram to rule out a blood clot in my lungs.  Could use some good thoughts that a ways.  Really don’t need a lung blood clot.  Those things can kill you.  🙂

Interesting article: Are Modern Kids Coddled?

I caught this article today and it really got me thinking.  Which mom am I?  I’d like to think I’m a happy medium though I’ve been saying for a long time that I really don’t think the world is any more dangerous today than it was 30 years ago.  And I will also say that while I was teaching I definitely noticed a trend in children not having any experience being responsible for themselves, whether it be for their actions or their actual physical well being.   That said, I’m glad my kids are little enough for me to put off thinking about for a bit.  Heh.

Still here.

Felt like crap.  Watched TV.  BAD TV.  Is it too much to ask the the Sci Fi network run a Dr. Who marathon or something on my bad day?  Instead it was really bad made for SciFi movie day.  Larva.  And something with a giant snake.  Come on.  Another giant snake?  Seriously. 

At least this was my last A/C and Neulasta (knock on wood).  I think it hits me harder than the chemo does.  Stupid cancer.

Round 4. Bleah.

I’m headed out for Round 4 today of the Adriamycin/Cytoxan.  Last one!  Then on to “chemo light”.  Or so they say.  Based on how I felt last week, I have some serious chemo dread today, but I’m also glad I’ll be done with this part.

I leave you with yet another funny position Agent J fell asleep in. I’m going to have a great collage for that boy when he graduates from high school.

Frighteningly accurate.

Stole this from Kari.

You Are An ESFJ

The CaregiverYou are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.

A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.

You love being in groups – whether you’re helping people or working on a project.

You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding.

You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people.

You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative

When other people don’t get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all