Woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend... Just when I thought life could not get any better I heard a knock on my door, it was Cancer.
It changed everything but not for the worse. I choose Life and Hope .
BACK OFF CANCER is what I say!

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head
Me, Francesca, on April 1st 2007, the day I shaved my head....

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A month! So fast or so slow ???

Today marks one month of my cancer diagnosis. As I ponder to think upon the past 30 days I really can't decide if it went fast or incredibly slow... I think the answer is BOTH!
So much has happened... including 2 ER Visits, 3 rounds of chemo, 1 surgery, a scare of another cancer ( I decided not to share with all but last week , during a doctor visit, they found a small lump in my leg ... quickly sent to Biopsy... very hard 2 hours but Thank God it was just FAT! I loved hearing that word: FAT! FAT! FAT!)

I have learned how to wear scarves and earrings... still learning how to listen to my body and deal with the exhaustion....

I have learned the names of so many meds.. including the close to 20 that I take every day....

I shaved my head and thought I looked good with a short hair cut... I lost all my hair and I am not sure how cute I look BOLD!

Met some wonderful people, reunited to lost friends... got even closer to the ones that I thought was impossible to get closer to!

Met Malu, Alexandra's daughter , who is precious in every way.. she is HOPE ! And we will always be connected in some coincidence of dates...

I am still learning that "taking a day at the time".. and "enjoying every minute" is a very difficult task that requires lots of discipline and patience... but.. I am still learning and I do have a long way to go so... I will get there!

A picture of Leonardo, during a glorious Spring day, ... and he is my daily reminder that I WILL get better , because we have so many things to do in this wonderful life that waits ahead of us!

many kisses


Vampdaddy said...

Your son is beautiful. Kids are the best motivators in any situation -- keep up the fight!


Sabine said...

Dear Francesca, wow, you are so strong and I am proud of you! You look great with short hair! Even if we are in France, fare away, we are always thinking about you and I know you will fight and get okay soon. My old friend Carsten is on you side - and with him you are even stronger and cute Leonardo gives you all the force you need! Gros bisous de France Sabine and family