Coloring Book

This afternoon my mom and I sat and colored.

This morning I had another dose of radiation and then had a procedure to insert a port catheter so that I can receive fluids easily and have blood drawn. It’s the kind of port that can stay in for years if necessary, and since I am such a “hard stick” for IVs it was a welcome addition (though still a little scary and sore).

These days I am surviving by the constant help of my mom and David. Some days (okay, most days)  it takes every ounce to get out for a short walk  (and so the flood of cards in the mailbos is appreciated) and things are just generally hard. When I think about it, and think that I didn’t know life could be this hard, I realize I am lucky because I am pretty sure this isn’t even that bad. BUT, it still sucks!

Nine more days of radiation treatment. Then a “break” before I start a few months of chemotherapy. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

9 responses

  1. Hey girlie, I pray your walks eventually get easier and easier for you. I am so glad you’re mom is there to help take care of you. I also pray this time goes by quickly! I want your body to feel some peace for once, cancer is such a cold-hearted bitch and I’m sorry you have to go through this. Starbucks is right around the corner my dear friend! Miss you!

  2. Good to see a post here, that means you are doing well enough to write, that is good! Really looking forward to seeing you in 2 weeks.

  3. Hi Clare, My sister liked the port. She said it made the blood draws much easier. Lord knows you deserve something to be easy. It sounds like you had a fun coloring 🙂 Hang in there girlie. We miss you bunches!

  4. Love you friend! Well when life doesn’t just give you lemons but throws them at your head, you can sure make yourself some darn good lemonade. There’s so much to say and yet no words to express what I mean other than I am here thinking of you all the time. You are one of the strongest people I know! I’m so glad you have amazing people everywhere to help you get through this. And I’m so glad that I am fortunate to have a friend like you who can manage to help be the friend I need as a couple lemons get thrown my way too. You rock and I look forward to our future good boat that we will all be in full of laughter and celebration because life is finally just good. Love, Anne

  5. Clare,
    There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you, your brother, mom and dad. What a strong family you have. I check this site nearly every day to see what you have to say next. There is always a little bit of humor and that amazes me. You are a fabulous young woman.

  6. I think your radiation is done, if I have the days cou nted correctly- yeah! Celebrate this milestone, enjoy your break, and get strong.
    Go Clare!!!!
    Think of you often 🙂

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