Sunday, April 25, 2010

Support My Fight Against Women's Cancers!

On Saturday, May 1st, I will be participating in the 13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women. You can join me in the fight against women's cancers by making a donation on my behalf. Your donation will help fund
important research into the cause and cure of women's cancers, prevention, education and support service programs. Every dollar will help bring us one step closer to a cure.

To make a donation, click on the link below:

On behalf of all the women and their families who will benefit from your generous donation (including my own), Thank You!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So Maybe It Was Scarlet Fever After All...

Okay, I'm done talking about my strep, but in 6 weeks, my family of 5 has had 10 cases of strep.  The last time I went to my ENT doctor, he looked at my tongue and said, "Maybe you had scarlet fever after all...your tongue looks like that of a Scarlet Fever patient..."  Are you kidding me?  Well, whatever the case, the rash all over my body did go away in three weeks, as promised, so allergy or not, it's gone.

My reconstruction surgery is looking much better.  Though everytime I saw a doctor, they said the surgery sites looked great, they looked so AWFUL to me I couldn't stand it!  But, today I finally thought they didn't look so bad!  Every day gets better and better, truly it does!

And spring is here and I am finally feeling like myself again.  I have the energy to go run and play with my kids and I'm not afraid to hug them tight as I had been!

I am sure in a few years I will look back and wonder if I really went through what I did, and not think of it every day...don't get me wrong, I don't let it consume me and depress me, but the physical reminders are always there so a day doesn't go by that I don't think about the surgeries...but that's okay because I know this will pass!

Okay, so over spring break, when everyone had strep and I was afraid to bring them in too close of contact with other kids, we went to some museums, zoos, aquariums...we had a good time. Here's a new pic of the cuties

Not the best picture, but we had such a great day!!!