Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I had Taxol #6 out of 12 yesterday!

Side effects are not too bad - it does zap my energy for a few hours due to the benedryl. Yesterday I had to counter act that with some caffeine towards the end of the day (which I have cut out of my diet) to make it through my 3 hour class and 1 1/2 hour rehearsal. So, I was having problems sleeping and Jack decided to throw up at 12:30 am. Apparently, I am the only parent to hear such sounds - so I was stripping his bed and doing laundry in the wee hours.

I am happy to report that Jack is doing well this morning and back at school - not sure what that was - hope I don't get it! Too busy to be sick!

If I stay on track I will be done with chemo on July 9. Radiation will then start and the drug Herceptin will continue for the next year via my IV port.

If you are in the area - get your tickets for The Music Man!
Performances are June 4 -13 @ The Cedar Falls Community Theatre.
I am playing Marian the Librarian - don't miss it!

Thanks for all your support.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Day Love(s)!

What a wonderful trip to London & Paris!
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the entire experience.
The sites, food and friends were all amazing.

My energy level held strong - and all of the walking was so good for my health. I really needed to get moving after those 4 weekends of being down and out for days at a time.

I had chemo #5 out of 12 yesterday. I was extremely sleepy (from the chemo and jet lag) so I slept through most of it - then took another nap later in the afternoon. I resumed rehearsals last evening and was dancing until 10:15 pm! I will continue with the Taxol next Monday - then I need to switch to Tuesdays due to the Memorial Day Holiday on May 31.

My hair is growing back - It will still be a while before I go wigless!

I appreciate all of my family & friends who continue to offer support and encouragement as I tackle life head on. I am so very fortunate to have all of you in my life!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Spring!

What a wonderful weekend!

I spent Friday evening at the Price lab Carnival supporting Jack & Ava's school (Ava will start Pre-K in the fall). They had so much fun playing all the games, eating all the food and Grandma Teig was along for part of the festivities.

Saturday was a day that I didn't have to do ANYTHING! No work, no rehearsal, I did have to post comments on Web CT for class - but that I can do in my pj's. I took J & A to meet good friend Denise and her two kids at the Muffin House (aka Panera). Went grocery shopping - and bought flowers to plant in our window box and in planters for the deck. Then went home and spent the day outside. We built a fire in the Chimnea (clay fire pit thing) and then after bath/shower time Jack and Ava camped out in mom's room while dad got a much deserved guy's night out.

Today is Taxol #4 - 8 more to go after this week.
I will have chemo this afternoon - then get Ava after school, home for dinner, then take both kids to rehearsal where Travis will pick them up after his softball game.

Thank you friends for your continued support!

Love, K