GILDA’S HOUSE FOR MAKEUP SESSION AND CANCER IN THE EYE

Went to Dr. Hollister in the morning. My blood count is where it was supposed to be…at 2700. Came home to do paperwork and then went to Gilda’s Club for the Look Good Feel Better session that I was really looking forward to It was run by two older ladies who were both hard of […]

(WRITTEN JAN 18, 2010) I FIND OUT WHY I HAVE CANCER: I HAVE AN IMPARIED ESTROGEN METABOLISM WHICH COMBINED WITH MY HISTORIC ESTROGEN EXPOSURE INCLUDING FERTILITY MEDICATIONS RESULTED IN MY BREAST CANCER

Results for the 24-Hour Estrogen Test which I took on March 26th have finally come in. The summary of the test is that as Dr. Veltmann suspected, my body is not ‘methlyating’ estrogen. The commentary from Genova Diagnostics is as follows. My methylation results are ZERO. See Below.               […]

MY ELDEST SON’S FIRST COMMUNION PARTY; MY HAIR LOOKS GREAT & MY FATHER CRASHES MY CAR

My mother, father, sister and nephew have traveled to be in town for My Eldest Son’s first communion. They arrive on Friday and I give them the instructions for the party. They take care of everything. Our theme is Hawaiian but, on the day, it is pretty cold and no one winds up going outside. […]

CHEMO #2: I SHAVE MY HEAD WHILE MY HUSBAND FILMS AND MY FATHER WAITS IN THE SALON

Not sure that I wrote about the head shaving that My Husband and my father attended. The good thing about it was that it was over. The anticipation of the head shaving was worse than the actual head shaving. My Husband held my hand and took videos. My father was banished to go look for […]

(WRITTEN MARCH 1, 2010): MY HAIR COMES OUT IN CLUMPS

My hair begins to come out in clumps 2 days early. Everyone had told me that by the end of the day of my 2nd chemo treatment, the hair would fall out in clumps, but it is starting now. I comb my hair and it comes out in clumps. My pubic hair is coming out […]

MY BLOOD COUNT PLUMMETS TO DANGEROUS LEVELS: 1ST IV ANTIBIOTICS

Today was the scariest day yet. I started to get a sore throat over the weekend. By Monday, I had the chills, a bit of a fever and could not get warm and could barely swallow…it didn’t help that I had been stressed out of my brain by the Lauder family visit… So, the numbers […]

THE TWINS 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

The babies’ birthday party was today. As usual, I did not spend anytime having fun with the children but was running around hostessing…. By the time the party was over, I was not seeing straight. I had always thought that that was an expression but over the last few days I have realized that it […]

MY IN-LAWS ARRIVE FOR THEIR ANNUAL NY TOURIST VISIT

All my in-laws have descended upon North of NYC. I still do not understand how they could possibly all get together for the first week of my chemotherapy. I look at them and wonder how you can get to be that old and have nothing in life have touched you…is it the ultimate form of […]