Posts Tagged "babycenter"

Health update from me: I’m one bald mama

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 | 1 comment

Health update from me: I’m one bald mama

Bring on the Halloween jokes early. I’m one bald mama and it is seriously scary that I don’t need a costume for next week. “What are you going to dress up as?” a nurse asked me today. “Me,” I responded. A sense of humor is good in these situations. But, of course, it isn’t all funny. Over the summer, I received two rounds of chemotherapy as an outpatient. This meant that my summer wasn’t stolen. I went to park with my kids. I felt the sun on my face and ate ice cream by the bucketload. My husband and I even went on holiday for the first time...

Read More

What you don’t know about my husband

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | 3 comments

What you don’t know about my husband

I am the face of this blog. As such, people often tell me how much they admire my dedication to May. What people don’t realize is that my husband deserves much of the credit. My husband is May’s main caregiver. Her bather. Her chef. Her afternoon sleeping companion. She’s watched a full Tour de France. Twice. All because she spends so much time with him. “This is the song that proved May has better taste in music than you, Stacie,” is a typical aside in our conversation. And May does genuinely has a more eclectic taste in music than I do. Why? Because she spends...

Read More

Hello from me again! I’m STILL in Hospital Bed 1.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Hello from me again! I’m STILL in Hospital Bed 1.

And, I’ll probably be here for a good while longer. I’ve finished the chemotherapy, but the recovery can take three weeks or more. Chemotherapy is one of the strangest experiences a person can go through. First of all, I’m allowing people to poison me. Secondly, it is totally unpredictable. People respond very differently to treatments, and I respond different day-to-day. So, Day 2 for me was the worst and I expected each day of chemo to get worse from that point, but instead they got relatively better. Relatively. It still sucked. One thing that keeps me going through it...

Read More

Hello from Bed 1 on the Hospital Ward

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 | 5 comments

Hello from Bed 1 on the Hospital Ward

Remember when that bastard Leukaemia moved back in? Well, now he’s kicked me out of my house and imprisoned me in the hospital. I’m trying to be pissed off and not completely crack up. Basically, what happened was the out-patient chemo they tried over the summer didn’t work. Apparently, that isn’t so unusual with that treatment. Plan B was always more intensive hospital treatment. Welcome to Plan B. I’ll have chemo this week. Then it will take about three more weeks before I’ve recovered enough to return home. After that, we hope I’ll be back in...

Read More

May’s first day at school: DENY. DENY. DENY. (from the archives)

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 | 3 comments

May’s first day at school: DENY. DENY. DENY. (from the archives)

From the archives a post for all those special needs parents whose children are starting school this month. DENY. DENY. DENY. I’ve been there. I’m a few years down the road now and I can say, categorically, it was the best thing we ever did for May. Here’s why: She attends a wonderful school with therapists on call and lots of people who love her. There are all kinds of things there that there is no possible way I could provide: hydrotherapy, dance class, sensory rooms and a massive playground. Hats off to you, parents. This will not be an easy term. Stay strong. You are...

Read More