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Monday, September 21st, 2009

A is for Anna

A is for Anna,

who will be walking with us Sunday Morning, October 4th, surrounded by more people than she’s ever seen.

We’d love your company, too.

Can’t make it? We’d love your support: Run, Walk, or Sleep In For The Cure.


Monday, September 21st, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009 - Join Erika's Friends and Relations

what'sanR?, Anna keeps asking when spelling her letters. And we answer, It'sa"P"withanextraleg(leg) (in case you missed that)

never been so glad to have stubble…

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

I’ve got hair! Or rather, stubble that seems to indicate I will have hair at some point…it was a bit uneven so I used Jeremy’s electric hair trimmer, set at “1” just as he does! So now we really do have the same hair! But mine is growing faster…

Chemo is done…now for the recovery

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Well, that day is finally here, or passed rather… July 23 was my last chemo. I’m still feeling pretty crappy, the final one was definitely the worst (cumulative effect and all that). But it is all uphill from here. I will have one more surgery in November to replace the temporary “tissue expanders” that stretch the skin and chest muscles out. Then I’ll have my final, silicone implants and probably some minor “revisions.”

Now we’re looking at getting our lives back together, growing some hair, and generally hoping to get normal for the first time in 6 months. They say it can take a while, but hey, we’ve never been really normal anyway!

the bald truth

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Bald Beautyeveryone keeps saying I look so great with a bald head, and I’m getting more accustomed to it. Which is good because my oncologist says it takes 4 months after the last treatment to get even a crewcut, and 2 more to get anything that needs a style or cutting. So we’re looking at Thanksgiving/Christmas before I have anything to keep me warm. So here’s the photo…