Orange Chemo

Dec 16

Orange Chemo

You know, when I named my chemo treatments after the colors of the rainbow, I really didn’t think that it would “catch on” the way that it has.  I was simply after a new numbering/naming system since I went with numbers the first time around.  The colors of the rainbow just popped into my head one night as I thought about it. However, people all...

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Eleven years later

Dec 13

Today Brad I and spent most of the day at the hospital: surgery prep, oophorectomy, and surgical recovery.  I’m home now, and all went as expected.  Today, for once, I was medically boring, and it feels good.  We’re both comfortable with hospitals and doctors and medical jargon.  I am what you call a frequent flyer at the hospital: we know the routine on...

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Prep Time

Dec 11

I’m getting ready to dive in to the next round, so I feel like I’m going down my checklist, ticking off boxes as fast as I can, and — hurry, hurry, hurry — because it is December and there is a lot to do.  I’ll “surface” after this next round a day or two before Christmas, so I’ve really got to make sure I get a lot...

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I look a little different now

Dec 09

I look a little different now

      I don’t know what your Saturday night looked like, but this is what our Saturday night looked like: Once my hair started falling out, I decided to buzz it.  If you wait, then you shed hair and it gets everywhere, and clogs the shower drain, and makes a big mess (over the 3-7 days it takes for it to all fall out).  Rather than leaving a trail of...

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It’s time

Dec 07

It’s time

Wait just a minute! I had my head-shaving planned for next weekend. Doh! Red Chemo: 1, Jen’s Hair: 0 Another piece of evidence that Red Chemo is still percolating and doing it’s thing.  Go chemo go! True story: I was going to rely on my strawberry-blond orange hair for Orange Chemo day since I have no orange in my wardrobe.  But in the mail yesterday, I...

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