Friday, August 21, 2009

A couple months ago Nik and I went to a movie with some friends and we took along my little (well, younger) brother Jeff. We got there early enough that the previews had not started and there were some of those commercial things they play before hand. One came on where a lady was talking about how her mother had breast cancer and how hard it was for the family. Watching her go through everything, and helping out and all that, that is as if the whole family had cancer. The young men seated behind us, probably around 19 or 20 started making comments about how that was not true. The whole family OBVIOUSLY did not have cancer.

This went on for a few minutes and I could tell Jeff was getting agitated. He turned to me and said, "I want to turn around and punch those guys." I told him that it was ok, what they were saying, even if it was a little offensive. "They are right, though, the whole family probably does not have cancer." That did not seem satisfactory for Jeff, but he didn't say anything else about it.

Now, its true. Everyone who reads my blog does not have cancer. But you do not have to be diagnosed to be suffering right along with me. No, you don't get nauseous on treatments days, and your jaw does not hurt a couple days later, and thinking about treatment might not bring small panic attacks, but that does not mean that it is not hard on you too. I just wanted everyone to know that I know this is taking a toll on everyone involved, and to thank you all again for all the support and prayers and good vibes that have been sent my way. I LOVE YOU ALL!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I was a little bit drugged up when they told me, but I am pretty sure my scans came back normal. Like, what they wanted them to come back like.... I don't know. I think I am good now, I just have to finish the treatments. I tried to get out of the rest of them, but no such luck. Oh well.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Anyone know how to put on fake eyelashes? I think I am doing it wrong.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Half Way

So, for those who didn't get it from Nik's post on Tuesday, I am HALF WAY DONE with my treatments. And if I don't get excited about that, I might just curl up in a ball and suck my thumb til the end of October.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

PET CT Scan #2

Hello everyone Nik here!

Just so you know Lena is having a PET CT Scan again today. They said they would do it about half way through her treatment. So here we are back at they good old "Deathstar" the IMC. She was most worried about drinking the Contrast...the scan itself is nothing. She has been really funny about it but I dont blame her. She is also getting some test on her Lungs but I am unsure about that. Maybe I will update when she gets back.

UPDATE: We will find out on Monday the results of the Scan. We think the Lung test is a Pulminary something...or other....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I got a wig!