Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I know I told you that I wasn't going to be posting much, but I think this kind of fits into the "too much time" category.  Sorry!  Lots to tell you about, so, here goes.

First, see that little badge thingy over to the right?  Some group voted my blog as one of the top 50 breast cancer blogs on the internet.  Yikes!  They must be hard up if they think my ramblings are "badge worthy".  Giggle.

Tuesday, I saw my oncologist, Dr. Nakajima, who told me that he was "more than pleased" with all my test results.  Like I told you before, I've been proclaimed cancer free.  Now, I just have to keep it this way for 5 years. 

I'm scheduled to have a CAT & bone scan March 1st.  Have you ever had a CAT scan?  You have to drink this thick, chalky crap that's really awful.  And I don't know if it was for the CAT scan or the bone scan, but I can't eat after 9:00 am.  Soooo, when the nurse gave me the two massive bottles of horrid liquid to drink, I reminded her – I'm fasting, so obviously, I can't drink the chalk.  She didn't buy it – curses! 

But, if drinking an unpleasant liquid will give Dr. Nakajima insight into my cancer free innerds, well, then, bring on the chalk!  Hey, I survived breast cancer; a little chalk is nothing for me!

Guess what else?  My dumb column has been picked up by a new AOL backed online newspaper,  I wrote about not giving Martha Stewart a run for her money any time soon.  You can read the silly article here.  My next column just came out called "Following the Pink Rainbow".  I shared what it was like to have two little girls who worshipped at the altar of Barbie for Christmas.  Next up, dealing with Boy - & action figures, GI Joes, & walking, talking, motion sensitive robots.  I actually had my ankle attacked by one of his little "friends", while it screamed, "intruder alert, intruder alert".  I'll probably use that in my column.  I'm so lame.

I also have an interesting article to share with you about chemo, hair loss & something called the Penguin Cap.  My sister, Teresa, found it & sent it to me.  But I want that to go under its own header – to make it easier for women to find.  I'll post that by the weekend. 

I hope you're having as happy a Christmas as I am this year.  Boy, what a difference a year makes!!

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