Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cancer Bitch Gets Busy

I mean, busy as in Spring cleaning. Get your minds out of the gutter!
Anyway, most recent Johns Hopkins visit was much like the last. Went in, had my CT scan, and waited for the Doctor. He bustles in, looks me over and says, "well I guess we'll keep you off chemo for another month or two. Come back in late June and we'll see how it goes." After he leaves, Steve and I look at each other. "What did that mean?"

Well, I guess I'm not cured, but I guess I'm not getting any worse. Reprieve!

I have two new obsessions - cleaning out the house (no more clutter) and "Game of Thrones" on HBO. Its been described as "Lord of the Rings" if it were produced by "Playboy." Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) is fairly AWESOME! He is, apparently, Lisa Bonet's boy toy.

Someone very dear to me once said that they admired me for continuing to work while on chemo - and that its important to keep busy. What actually kept me going was a quote from one of my favorite movies, "A Family Thing". "Being happy ain't nothin' more than havin' something to look forward to. "

I'm looking forward to college graduations, a huge picnic with friends in Rock Creek Park, Switch and Bitch, a family reunion in Maryland and another in West Virginia, chick flicks with friends.

I'm happy. Hope you are, too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cancer Bitch - Making Every Day Count

"It's so strange to me that something so horrible could bring about so many blessings"

The "Today Show" this morning featured Elisa and Nathan Bond, a young couple battling cancer . They've been married 5 years, have a toddler - she's been diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and he's got Stage 3 rectal cancer. While it should have been a depressing story, I was inspired by their spirit. They made the decision to celebrate each day. Like me, they blog because its cathartic and an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. And, like me, they have a wonderful network of friends and family to see them through.

Life is like a big pot of gumbo (food obsession rears its ugly head). Its spicy, delicious and every now and then you have to spit out a crawfish head, but you keep eating.

I look forward to going to work (lot of crawfish heads, but who cares?) I'm walking Duncan everyday and trying to stick to the diet - I actually ate only HALF a lemon cupcake yesterday. And it was a damn good cupcake too.

As far as I'm concerned, everyday is Mardi Gras. And who doesn't like a religious festival with parades, great food, alcohol, and people who throw jewelry at you for showing your ta-tas? Methodists can't begin to compete.

I'm tucking some Mardi Gras beads in my purse today, just as a reminder.

Today Show Feature on Elisa and Nathan Bond