Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Just an Ordinary Tuesday

In so many ways our lives seem to have slowed down. We have backed off our fast paced lifestyle in so many ways: more nights at home, less running around doing fun things (Frank’s choir, my meetings at church). In other ways we seem to be moving at high speed. Keeping up with doctor appointments, chemotherapy and labs, decisions about treatments, drug deliveries, as well as keeping track of what drug has been taken when. I’ll be glad when we can get back to or at least find our new "normal" once chemo is over.

The pictures from Frank’s CT on Monday were pretty. It is always nice to know that there really are things inside ones body. As for the tumor, shrinkage was noticeable. It wasn’t as much as I’d hoped for, but then again I’m not a very patient person. We won’t know how much until the official report is finished. We should have it as well as the films to take with us to IU at the end of this week.

Here’s the hat, or should I say headdress that Frank wore to chemo on Monday (round 2 day 15). It was a big hit.

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Thanks to The Dad and The Mom (his parents) for picking this up for him during their trip to Jordan.

And for my mom who asked what Frank’s CPA hat looks like…here is Frank working on my aunt’s taxes last Saturday morning.

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So it looks like a CPA hat = a French’s (yes, as in the mustard) baseball hat. I think he looks a bit goofy in a base ball hat, but then again I'm used to him looking goofy in a lot of differnt hats.

It will be good for us to get out of the routine this weekend. Thanks for all at church who are making it possible for me to be focused just on Frank this weekend. You are in good hands.

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sage said...

Being a Mother of a TC survivor now for the second time,I know exactly what you mean about getting back to a new normal, my life was turned upside down and I felt I was running on the spin cycle.
Vinny I love the hats, humor is the best medicine!!!
IU is the greatest although it isnt so great at midnight when you are lost in that huge hospital!!!!Yep they are probably still talking about the silly woman walking the halls at midnight looking for my sons room lol on the wrong floor. I had just gotten off the elevator when the it stopped and hadnt looked at the floor it had stopped on. (at midnight the elevator should not stop at a floor that wasnt punched this should be a law) roflmao
I read your blog everyday and pray for you both to get past this terrible illness. Good luck in Indy!
Now about that poll where the purple hair color won -----------