Monday, January 3, 2011

2011? Really?

So much has happened since I last blogged.  It is now 2011 (seriously? how did that happen?), I am now 30 years old (for real?), the holidays have come and gone, and the TCU (my alma mater) Horned Frogs are Rose Bowl champs (the game provided the perfect excuse to sport my purple wig)! 

Aaron and I had a great time visiting with my family in Dalhart, TX.  I'm not sure Aaron would describe it as "relaxing," considering he is a favorite uncle to jump on, play video games with, and read stories with. 

We hadn't been to Dalhart since last Christmas, so it was good to catch up with the family. We heard on the news that Atlanta had a white Christmas for the first time since the 1880, but we were okay with missing it.  If we get too desperate for snow, we can just hop on a flight to visit family in Minnesota.

We are home in Atlanta again, and aside from a minor cold all is going well.  Aaron is working on lectures for the two classes he'll be teaching this semester, and I go in tomorrow morning for my second Taxol chemo treatment.  I mentioned in my previous post that Taxol is "chemo-light", but maybe I should just call it "chemo-different."  While it is very nice to have little-to-no nausea, the bone pain that comes along with this type of chemo is quite uncomfortable.  I noticed it especially in my legs, where it felt like I had terrible shin splints, something I didn't think I'd have to worry about, as I'm not running while on chemo.  Still, I would pick bone pain over nausea if I had to choose. 

After this treatment I'll only have two more chemo sessions to go!  It's hard to believe, but tomorrow will be my four month "cancerversary."  Four months have gone by, and I'm still receiving cards and care packages from my wonderful support group.  Thank you all so very much!  One member of my support group, my mom-in-law, is flying in on Sunday and will be here through Friday the 14th.  We can't wait to see her and reap the benefits of her cooking prowess! 


  1. What great photos! When you're finished with your treatments, we're going to have to celebrate that 30th birthday with a whole bunch of bells and whistles. Good luck on your treatment tomorrow. You're doing so well-- I'm proud of you. :)

  2. Very cute pictures! Looks like you had a great trip home. I hope the next round of treatment goes well tomorrow and gives you minimal pain. Your positive attitude continues to be inspirational. We're thinking of you!

  3. I like the pic of Aaron reading to the kids. I may lose my man card for saying this, but it's pretty cute. :) Glad you got to see the family for Christmas, and hopefully tomorrow's Taxol Treatment Two will go well for you. And go TCU!

  4. How did I not know that TCU was your alma mater? You vs. WI!? Glad you won though, makes up for the Colts being out (oooh, ouch! :)

    Love you two!