Monday, August 3, 2009

Resting up for round two

I took a beautiful 2.75 hour nap today (thank you, Mom & Dad!) to get some much needed rest before my next round of chemo which is tomorrow morning. I'm really hoping that round two is similar to the first since the side effects were manageable (annoying but bearable). I found it interesting that the side effects were spread out over the three weeks. They were most bothersome in the first week, but lingered into week two and three - thankfully they were less annoying as time went on until the third week when I finally felt really good - just in time to start all over haha! We had a nice weekend in San Diego - trying to be sure I take advantage of the really good feeling days. We took Cooper to the zoo and to Sea World. I did pretty well since I had the stroller to lean on, and the outrageously expensive food outlets to stop at when I would start to wear out. Cooper's favorite things he saw were the monkeys (which he has been imitating ever since) and the manatee tank with the giant manatees and beautiful fish. My favorite is always the orca/killer whale show...they are so beautiful and amazing. I think it's funny how baldy (me) and the baby are the only ones that didn't get a nasty sun burn this weekend because we used baby sunscreen 50+ spf. I'm ready for my next dose of liquid gold - that's what chemo is to me - God given liquid gold that is going to cure me of any radical cancer cells floating around in my body. Look out, bitch, we're coming for ya! :)


  1. I was wondering how your trip was. Glad you had fun! Can't wait to see Cooper's monkey face! That must have been so much fun! Go get that gold! Beat Cancer's ASS tomorrow!

  2. Good to hear a little bit about the San Diego trip!! I have no doubt that you will tackle round 2 like a linebacker in a SuperBowl game...

    Take that bitch down Julie...I know you can!!!

    Love you ooodles and oodles! xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Hi Julie - I just want you to know how much I have been thinking about you and praying for you! You have an amazing will and you are so inspiring in how you are standing up to cancer! Stay strong!

    Donna Fisco

  4. Jen Furioli-AldrichAugust 4, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    I love Sea World - I cry like a baby at the "Shamu" show - they are absolutely beautiful! Hang in there!!!!!

  5. Hoping chemo two was manageable ... or easier than chemo one.