Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tick Tock...

Another day has come and gone and I am improving slowly each day. I went back to work today so that was nice. Not sure if I really should have been there, but it was nice to get out of the house and do something other than rest. My Mom of course is worried that I am may over-do it, but thankfully it wasn't crazy busy so it was a nice day to return. I have learned since this process started that I need to respect my body more, so I definitely will answer to it if it tells me to stop. My health is top priority right now.

Let's see, a little update on the side-effects of chemo. I didn't mention that the weird mouth thing only made a teensie weensie return this past treatment. THANK GOODNESS. My mouth nerves were active, but they weren't painful this time. Maybe they are getting used to the crap I give them every 21 days...who knows, but I'm not complaining. My nails are still growing and my leg hair has severely slowed down growing again...I'm down to maybe a quick shave every week and a half? I know I told you I retired the razor and I really should because it's getting rusty because I hardly use it...hee hee. I still get some peachy fuzz on my head too and by the way, the burn is better, now I'm onto the itchy phase. Ugh. Oh and I still have my eyelashes and eyebrows!! Hip Hip Hooray!

I talked to a guy that works down the street about the bone marrow transplant again today. He informed me that since my immune system will be brand new it will be like that of a kid again...therefore I will have to get all my childhood shots again (measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc.) I never even thought of that...wow!

I will be rocking my full-on baldness at work on Saturday...the first time ever, but I will fit right in. We are doing a charity/fundraiser event for a little 2 year old boy that was diagnosed about 2 weeks after me with a rare form of childhood cancer. This boy is a trooper too and will win this nasty battle as well. There will be Cardinal's players and some other peeps there to shave your head if anyone wants to come down and support a great cause. It's going to be great fun!

I registered for the Pat Tillman Run next Saturday. I have never done anything like this, but hey, why not? It's for a great cause and my brother and Dad are doing it, so I thought I would give it a whirl. It is a run, but I will be walking..don't think I have enough in me to run it but as long as I finish the 4 miles or so, I will be satisfied, even if I have to crawl...ha. Mom, Sydney and Tillman will be along the course to cheer us on! Can't wait!

So that my friend's is the latest update. Still enjoying the spring time weather here in AZ. Gotta soak it up while we can because it will be 100 before we know it! I hope you all are enjoying the nice weather too (even if your allergies are killing you!).

Till the next time...

Take care---E

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