Saturday, September 09, 2006

Saturday Sept 9th

Yesterday morning I decided to go and get my haircut. I thought it might be less traumatic if it wasn't so long when it fell out. My friends Abbey, Alyssa, and Aislynn all went with me to get it cut. Nothing like moral support from your friends!! I posted a link on the right side of the page that says Eliza's Pictures. Click on this link and it will take you to the snapfish home page. It is a free service but you do have to create a log in to look at the photos. We took some before and after pictures of the haircut. I also put pictures from our summer vacation to Glendo on there if your interested.

At noon I had to do an echocardiogram. Luckily this was just an ultrasound of my heart and no needles or pain. I did have to lay on my left side which hurt a bit because of my surgery on Wednesday. My incision from the surgery still hurts today. It is more comfortable now that the tap isn't in place and nothing is sticking out of my skin anymore. I still can't stretch my left arm out very far or do any heavy lifting. Hopefully that will be better soon.

I had my first Chemotherapy appointment yesterday afternoon also. We went in at about 1:30 and didn't leave until 5:30. They have to do everything very slow the first time around to make sure that you don't have any allergic reactions to the medications. I took all sorts of things with me to keep me busy. Books, journal, papers to organize...... But the first thing they gave me was benadryl in case I ended up being allergic to anything. I ended up sleeping through most of the afternoon while Jon read my book. (At least I know it will be worth reading when I get to it :-))Cyndi Thalman stopped by for a minute in the afternoon. She made me this really cute blanket with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbons on it. It will be perfect to take with me every week to keep warm and cozy. So far I haven't felt sick only really tired and worn out.

On another note, today is Olivia's birthday. I can't believe my baby is already 4 years old. Where has the time gone? It sure isn't fun trying to explain this whole mess to her. She just says "Mom I don't want you to loose your hair."All I can say is ........Me either!

7 comments:

Becky H said...

What a beautiful family! I am so glad you started this blog, what a great idea to keep so many people posted on what is going on!

Our continued prayers are with you and your family. You can beat this thing! Stay strong!

Oh, I LOVE your new haircut--It's so sassy!
Love, Becky

Becky H said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLIVIA!

Jerilyn said...

I can't believe how big the twins look in the picture! Although it makes sense since they are about the same age as Ella. Your family is beautiful. Thanks for keeping us all updated. You are in my prayers. Love, Jer

Jen S said...

Eliza,
Those pictures are adorable. My girls always cry when we try to get photos done so the head cropping thing is an excellent idea! I was going to tell you today at the preschool that I love your haircut, but I was busy trying to force my children into their classroom. It looks great though. Please let me know if you need anything (I could give Olivia rides to and from school on occasion).
Jen S.

Rebecca and Jeff said...
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Rebecca and Jeff said...

Eliza,
We are all praying for you and will continue to keep you in our daily thoughts and prayers. Tell Oliva Happy Birthday from the Walker's and the Warn's.

Lots of love
Becky and Jeff

Lisa said...

Hair looks awesome!! Wish I could get away w/that type of cut. Those babies are growing up way fast! Great idea doing the family pictures.