Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Cancer Dog

January is Leu's birthday. He is one this month. I made cupcakes for Wendy (who was also born in January) and we decided to let Leu have one.

We learned 2 things doing this:
  1. Leu is afraid of fire.
  2. Leu loves cupcakes.

Hunting Cupcake

Licking Cupcake

The first 2 weeks of work have been pretty good. Trying to figure out what's happened in the last 5 months has been slow going but I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. My co-workers threw me a "Welcome Back" lunch the second week. I was very touched.

My fatigue level is much better now than even a month ago. If I can get up and get going I do pretty good all day. As soon as I relax though, I crash. I slept all but 4 hours yesterday. Leu kept me company for some of those.

Sleeping With Leu

Wendy basically woke me up for meals, after which I would promptly fall right back asleep.

In the interest of full disclosure we haven't made any "tangible" progress on the baby front. We lost another very early pregnancy over the Christmas holiday. It lasted just long enough for us to get excited about it. That made the holiday a little bittersweet, celebrating the progress my treatment has made while trying not to feel kicked in the teeth by the loss of another pregnancy. We've still got our chins up and we're hopeful though. It'll happen.

My next appointment at Stanford will be March 3. Till then, it should be steady as she goes....

Happy Birthday


Rob said...

We know it will get better. Good luck for March 3. My husband is a cancer survivor. It can be done.

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Thought of you and wanted to pop in to see how you are doing. Hope all is well and that you are feeling better every day. Holding thumbs.
love and light
Steven's mom