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....

Monday, June 11, 2007

No.. I am NOT Superwoman!

No.. I am Not Wonder Woman but I kind of expected that it could get this hard...

So this past week was really tough and I must have had not one but all side effects of treatment. Headaches, Nausea, Bone pain, fatigue to a new level, all of them and very bad ....

I had to have 2 chemo sessions , one Inthrathical ( through the spine) and one "normal" .... with less than 48 hours to give my body a rest ... It was brutal! And although the Finish Line is just around the corner I really started feeling a bit down and not so upbeat. But my body is slowly beginning to recover and today I will even attempt a "power walk" ( I would not put any money on that!-- But I will try!)

I will get shots this whole week to get my WBC back up and next Thursday 6/22 another round of CAT/PET scans and the big day is Monday 6/25 at 830 am when Carsten and I will meet with my doctors to see what's next... hopefully I will just hug them and say : See you! Have a good life! ( just kidding!!!!)

The move to Switzerland is in full speed ahead and we found an apartment.. dates are still a bit up in the air but we are hoping to be there by Labor Day, which will mean that we kept our original plans , .. ( take that you stupid cancer! ) But I will keep you all posted.


Many kisses to all


Angela said...

Frannie, I owe you and am always thinking of you! love, Angie!

neila said...


Agoara e so agradecer e confiar...can't wait to visit you and your lovely family in CH!



Sabine said...

Dear Francesca
soon we will be "almost" neigbours and we are looking forward to welcome you in our new home!
Big hug
Sabine and family

Juliana said...

By the way...you ARE a superhero. You don't have a cape, but you kicked cancers ass and you were so crafty that you made a child! I call that a superhero...me and my friends we don't scale walls...but we have kicked some ass!