Thursday, September 11, 2008


I had my last chemo treatment yesterday, till after my surgery. The chemicals are definitely reeling in my body and have accumulated over the last 4(8) treatments. When I forget things the nurses call it chemo brain, I like the fact its not my fault and its just my brain, hahaha. I will not receive any more chemicals till after the surgery and they will start with oral chemo. The oral does upset my stomach, but oh well. My counts are really low so I do have blood level check next week. I am not just tired, I'm breathless. I also only sleep one -two hours a night. I keep thinking maybe there is something I should be doing but I can't get out of bed. I am suppose to just take it easy but its hard to just sit when I have a house to care for and a four year old. Listen to me, that really is not bad, it could be so worse. Uncle Bob, if you read this, thank you so much for the Holy Water. I can't tell you what it means to me.


Shaun said...

Mom, I love you & think about you every day.
Your strength is an incredible source of inspiration for me.
Thank you for that & so much more...

stacey said...

cathy, i'm a friend of tara's from work. even though we've never met, i just want you to know that i have been thinking about you everyday and keeping you in my prayers. even my mom checks this site and asks about you on a regular basis. stay strong, we're all praying for you!!

Amelie said...

Hey Cathy! I know I've mentioned this a few times already, but please know that I am only a few minutes down the road, and I would love to help you any way I can. Please, please, please call me if and when you need ANYTHING!!
love you, love you, LOVE YOU!!!

Amelie said...

Shoot! Sorry...Amelie is
Ann Marie. I forgot that Amelie is my alias. :) (silly me!)

Colleen said...

Aunt Cathy!

i can definitely relate to you with being tired and not wanting to get out of bed. Of course your going through alot stronger treatments, but I know it's nice to have someone to relate to. I'm balled like you too now! It's not that bad :) My boyfriend shaved the rest for me and i alternate between my blonde and brown wig i thought you'd be proud.:) I have a present for you that i've been meaning to mail but MOM keeps forgetting to remind me. I recieved your letters and they really make my day better. I pray for you everyday. And I know your strong you really help me get through everyday, more than you know. Love You! Will have our chats on the phone soon!

Love Colleen <3

Arles said...

I know the feeling of wanting to do something and your body saying no all too well. Listen to your body-- it will tell you what you need to do. Everything else can and will wait. The main thing right now is to take care of yourself.

KerriV said...

I don't know if you remember me but I went to NMU with Tara. I played soccer with her, Kerri Vander Velden. I just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers as well as my families. We all hope for the best and keep fighting, your a Baker and they are amazing people and fighters I know. Take care! :)