Saturday, November 05, 2005

the kids are all right

the girls are doing pretty well w/all this...
lou has a lot of meltdowns and jo has made it clear she never wants to see me bald or even talk about it.
i've forced them to listen to the talking points the social worker and a therapist gave us:

-this is no one's fault that i got cancer
-no one can catch it from me
-they can't get it now
-the medicines are really strong - chemo will make me exhausted but will make sure cancer doesn't come back
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11:06 PM  
Anonymous susan g. said...

hey sv!

i'll be thinking about you today and sending lots of love.

as to the craziness at MSK...i hear nutty stories all the time from my sister who's there lots with her husband having treatments. waits, running around, confusion...WHAT'S THE DEAL PEOPLE AT MSK?!?! hm...do you think maybe it's a secret part of the treatment over there? who the fuck knows, huh? they ARE supposed to be on the cutting edge of treatments...could they have discovered that chaos is GOOD for people?

anyways, glad you're getting up-to-date on the critical issues of the world, what with brad, angie, etc. perfect priorities, in my opinion, sara.

swak.

susan

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, speaking of the jenny-brad thing...have you seen the new photos of jenny? she has been wearing her ted muehling egg chains all over town-mags-tv etc...another sign i think, seeing you were ted's inspiration for them when you were pregnant with jo...every time i see her in them i think of you. that has to be good energy, no? xxxxoooo maria

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SV,
I'm a friend of Tucker's and my wife has had the nearly exact course of events as you have. Except she was also Her2 positive as well. (extra 40 weeks of chemo, yippie!) She started chemo in august and now is on Taxol (with herceptin)

Congrats on your first chemo today! Bring it on! (it's a famous George Bush quote).

One thing you can keep in your back pocket if needed is the best anti-emetic around called Emend. My wife had very bad nausea after a few days, and the usual prescriptions didn't help (fenergen made her into a sleeping zombie, and another one gives her reactions). The Emend is only 3 pills, hugely expensive but works wonders. You have to take it 1 hour before the chemo, but it really works miracles. Just keep it in mind in case you need it.
gregg davis

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SV,
I'm a friend of Tucker's and my wife has had the nearly exact course of events as you have. Except she was also Her2 positive as well. (extra 40 weeks of chemo, yippie!) She started chemo in august and now is on Taxol (with herceptin)

Congrats on your first chemo today! Bring it on! (it's a famous George Bush quote).

One thing you can keep in your back pocket if needed is the best anti-emetic around called Emend. My wife had very bad nausea after a few days, and the usual prescriptions didn't help (fenergen made her into a sleeping zombie, and another one gives her reactions). The Emend is only 3 pills, hugely expensive but works wonders. You have to take it 1 hour before the chemo, but it really works miracles. Just keep it in mind in case you need it.
gregg davis

7:24 PM  

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