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, November 15, 2007


Many of you that know me well are familiar that often I make "promises" to give up something for a certain limited time. In Italian its called a Fioretto. It does have roots on sacrifice during Lent season but mine has not been a religious driven one.

So my latest "Fioretto" was to give up chocolate until I had my first clear scans after remission. Normally this would have been hard but not unbearable if it wasn't to the fact that I move to Switzerland. THE LAND OF CHOCOLATE! So .. I had drewelled (sp?) over the windows and supermarket aisles .. .just dreaming of having a piece of chocolate.

Well... I have INDULGED in chocky ( the way the Swiss say it!) for the past 36 hrs... I dare to say that I might even have given myself a headache from it!

So what? Life is good and even better with some chocolate in it!!!

PS: I will be giving up something else soon.. not sure what!


Aluwicious said...

I gave up chocolate until Christmas:)

Cecilia said...

I do not have that kind of self control :)

Angela said...

frannie, what do the italians say, mangia e bevi!!!! Live it up!