Sunday, May 31, 2009

To Jan Peterson, of Kansas, who makes us feel loved and look kah-yoot! Bless her for these wonderful do-rags!"

(Post title courtesy of Candice). HOW ADORABLE ARE THESE LADIES?? LOVE IT.


I'm sad to report that Candice had a terribly hard week. She's called it the worst week of her life. The type of chemotherapy that she received last week (and that she'll be receiving again a week from tomorrow) was almost unbearable. She was weak, exhausted, and felt very very sick. She had terrible dreams, and the chemo is making her very emotional. Through it all, she's been taking care of a 7 year old daughter, and a rambunctious dog.

In short, she's in the very thick of this terribly difficult battle and she could use all the support she can get. I'm planning to stay with Candice through the next round of treatment. Anyone want to take the dog for a couple days?

Please send your prayers, love, and gas money Candice's direction.


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Many many thanks.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Candice decided to make the best of a crappy situation, and, since she knew she'd be losing her hair soon...she decided to have a little fun in order to make Skylin laugh. The word is that it worked perfectly!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Well...Candice's hospital stay didn't last all that long (thankfully) and by this past weekend, she was making sassy comments to me as usual, so I knew she was feeling better. Yesterday, though, she had her second treatment in the series of eight that she'll be receiving over these next months. "Treatment" equals chemotherapy, which equals suck.

So, as usual...send cards, thoughts, prayers, money, food, and JOIN the Race for the Cure team!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

In the Hospital

Minor setback. Candice came down with a fever yesterday and called her doctor just to let them know. They did an assessment, and determined she did not have enough white blood cells to fight it, so she was sent to Buffalo General Hospital, which Candice has referred to as a "prison" and the "worst hospital ever." She's been there since yesterday, getting shots and intravenous antibiotics. She wishes she was home, and doesn't know exactly when she's getting out. I don't know much more than's been a little tricky getting information from Candice, plus, she hasn't been feeling well. But she's feeling better today, and we're hoping she'll be sent home soon. Anyone in that general vicinity? Sounds like she could use a visit from a friend.

Here's Candice and Skylin on a freezing day in March:

Monday, May 4, 2009

A note about chemotherapy

Candice's treatments will be every other Monday at Buffalo Medical Group. She made it through her first week with flying colors. Well...actually, it was very difficult for her, and she was tired and miserable and nauseous for several days. For the past couple days, however, she's been feeling great. Her next treatment is a week from today and unfortunately, she told me the first dose is the easiest. Pray it ain't so. If anyone would like to send a care package and you need Candice's address, let me know.