This was one of the first pics of me feeding Kieran after losing my hair. These moments are incredibly special to me but still difficult in light of circumstances under which I had to stop nursing.
Trying to make silly faces with Maddie. She has been amazing through this (“Hair grows back, mama! You are still my mama inside!”) but I can tell it is starting to wear on her and it breaks my heart.
Pills/creams/stuff I have had to take since being diagnosed. Amazingly, there are quite a few missing.
Sleeping it off during a 9 hour (you read that right!) chemo session.
Day 5 after my last chemo and finally waking up with no bone pain!
First warm day. First day at the playground. First swing for Kieran.
Walking Maddie to school.
Getting wiggy with it at Maddie’s kindie concert. Her teacher was amazing and set up chairs in the front row and ushered us in before the crowds came. Maddie got to introduce her class and I was so thankful to be there.
Chemo fail. Last Monday, my incredible Trina showed up to take care of me with BAGS of snacks and crazy headbands. We waited to see my oncologist and then I got sent home. Luckily, she stuck around and we went out for lunch, so all was not lost!
Finally, in an effort to be honest, I know all of these pictures show a lot of smiling but for every smile, there are days of tears. I just don’t take pictures those days 😛