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....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Knitting! EAT! PRAY! LOVE!


I think the first thing I must do is officially, publicly Thank my dear friend Alexandra. I am in such debt with her... for keeping the blog and for holding my hand ( and everything in between--- and there is A LOT in between! ). Valeu Xanda... logo logo agente vai sair por ai e olhar pra tudo isso no retrovisor! E tenho certeza dar umas rizadas aqui e ali!

I am back home, from what MIGHT ( yes, might , maybe, probably, likely) my last treatment. The stay in the hospital was fine and thanks for the visits... I know that for some schlepping to NJ is a very big deal and I am very grateful.

My Dad came to visit, it was great (that is him on the pic and I decided to put vanity aside and please the curious people with a picture of how I look! ) . Carsten took Leonardo to see his cousins in Texas and that alleviated the stress to have Leonardo calling asking when I was coming home.

Believe it or not, I pick up knitting. I know, I couldn't have envision myself doing it but is therapeutical, and I feel I am making something. Plus it keeps my hands away from the cookie jar. ( the steroids are horrible and I look like a Macy's Float).

Many great books lately but my favorite for a while is a book that my friend Kerstin gave me called: EAT! PRAY! LOVE! ( all that I love to do !!!)

Next PET on 8/16 and Dr visit on 8/20. I will keep all posted.

Much love to all,

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

FG- What a beautiful picture of you and your dad. And how you still look gorgeous after what you've gone through these last few months is beyond me (some Macy's float you are). It must get old hearing day in and day out how strong you are, but it really is the truth. You have set a new precedent for the meaning of determination. Thinking of you and sending you prayers and good wishes every day. xoksa

neila said...

Checca,
Que belo sorriso!...passa muita felicidade, com certeza estavas feliz com a presença do Federico.
Força mia amiga.

Sabine said...

Thinking about you every day and praying that this was really the last one! Keep strong, big hug
Sabine