This afternoon my sweet friend Aimee whisked Fisher away for a playdate and my college friend Liz came by for a surprise visit. She brought great fun toys for the kids and a "no worry" bracelet for me. Who me worry? Come on! I loved having the chance to sit with Liz on my bed and catch up on our lives of kids (ours), cancer (mine) and summer travel (hers, not mine, damn it!). Thank you Liz, I loved seeing you today. It's pretty odd that I'm still shy about my bald head, but have no problem lifting my shirt to show my non-boobs and surgery scars. I wonder what a psycho therapist would say about that. Liz didn't seem to have a problem with either.
Tomorrow I head to Scottsdale to see my beloved acupuncturist, Dr. Powell. She is so very intelligent and extremely deep. I saw her regularly when I was trying to get pregnant, and I always said that my successful pregnancies were 40% due to Nick and 60% due to her. Sorry, Nick. Upon the suggestion of Nick's mom, I am now going to see her for nutrition advise as well as acupuncture to help manage chemo side effects, especially fatigue and lowered blood counts. I know some people think it's voodoo, but I am a total believer. Dr. Powell is incredibly intuitive and nurturing. I have a feeling I'll be a bit of a crying mess the minute I sit in her office. She's just one of those kind of people. I'm lucky to have her in my life.
This weekend looks pretty busy, on our standards. The wonderful Carlo family is coming for grilled bratts Friday night, Fisher's got a playdate Saturday morning, Nick and I have an early date night Saturday eve (thanks for sitting niece Caitlin!), and Nick is golfing Father's Day morning. Monday I'm back to chemo, sigh, with Rebecca by my side. I'm praying for a re-run of last time with minor side effects. It's gonna be my last of the harsh stuff, YAY YAY YAY!!! It's a pretty huge milestone. Good for me.
I'll post notes and photos as fun occurs this weekend. We send our love to everyone who reads my blog and all the many many friends who care for us in every way possible. Thank you!
p.s. Jenny-Jane drew on my bald head today with piece of chalk. What the hell?