Monday, June 21, 2010

Still Trying To Decide Where To Put This Cancer

No exact end date for chemo, but I'm sooo ready to be done with it: the rash, the long sleeves and pants, the cracked skin and painful sores on feet.  So very very minor in the scheme of tings, but it gives me something to bitch about - a need I have.

Seems like some things have been put in my path the last few days to make me start thinking of the future, but still the subject is CANCER.

  • At church yesterday, as I turn behind me to give The sign Of Peace, the young woman behind me is the counselor from Wellness House from the women's support group. Damn my chemo brain for forgeting her name - she remembers me.

  • a Mom at Michaela's softball game and I were talking and she's seen me all draped, hooded, hats etc all precaustions against the sun I am so very sensitive to due to chemo.  We talk and she she shares that a friend of hers, mid 40's is also battling colon cancer.  I offer her my number to share with her friend - I will be of service in any way her friend may want to connect with me.  To find out that someone is fighting and survivng the exact disease is really important....there's sooo much sadness and grim statistics and death that surrounds this disease, anything remotely positive is appreciated.  I hope she calls me to connect and I hope I can be of service.

  • there was another thing but i forgot it. damn chemo brain...oh yeah, my Wellness House Ladies are getting together Wed night.  Betty, the connector of the group, was missing on everyone and told us she'll be hanging out at a bar and waiting to see if any of us show up!!!!


  1. You got this - you're almost there ♥

    I have to share this with you - one of Donovan's classmates from his Catholic Elementary school - her Dad (a dentist) was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer - I was talking to his wife - HE'S GETTING FONGED TOO! I shared your story with her, she got goosebumps and I also gave her your blog address. I will see her today at soccer camp pickup ~ I see they haven't posted, but you have helped them TREMENDOUSLY.

    Keep on keepin on - you are AWESOME and I love you!

    xoxo ♥♥♥

  2. Cool!!!! If they want to call me or email me,, please tell them they can. I can't say enough about Sloan Kettering


  3. Peggy,

    So happy to hear your voice over the electronic air waves again. I missed you. And I have to agree, you've got this thing, you are almost there. I too have shared your story with a few folks who needed to hear something positive where cancer is concerned. So...thanks for fighting, for Fonging and for being you.

    Oh and I am not so sure it's chemo brain you suffer from cause I have the same ailment. I seriously feel like I can't remember a dang thing anymore. It could be mid-life, stress and kids...that does a number on me.

    Hey remember you said July might be a good month for a lunch or get together? If you're up for it let me know.

    Anyway, I am happy I checked out the blog today and saw your posting.

    Big hugs from Janesville,