Posts tagged "chemo side effects"

Poopy Cramps

Surrounded by all of her comfort items - binki, blankie and baby.
My Previous Blog > The Craigslist Babysitter April (2010) was a happy month full of unexpected surprises – we’d taken the kids to the Aquarium, filmed an infomercial and hired a babysitter to help for a few hours each week. As the days gently unfolded into May, there was a semblance of normalcy. We’d become... Read more »

The Tides Changed: From Health to Hospital

January 2010
My Previous Blog > “Popular Chicago Blogger and Reality TV Star Team Up to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer” Atia had been battling a cough and runny nose since the Sunday following New Year’s Day (2010). We watched her like a hawk, frequently monitoring her temperature. She didn’t have a fever, which was good because those... Read more »

Through Her Hair, I Saw Survival

She was so exkited! THAT was a GOOD day!
Last Week’s Blog > “She Has┬áto Take What?”   Beauty draws us with a single hair — Alexander Pope Seven months ago we were at an emotional turning point as the chemical assault on Atia’s delicate body had begun. Among other things, it caused her hair to fall out. We knew it was going to... Read more »
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Back To Reality: The Trifecta

Both of my babies slept a lot, but for very different reasons. I love how Atia's touching Asher, as if she's making sure that he's real.
My Previous Blog Entry: “DINA MANZO’S INTERVIEW PODCAST: The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Well, the fantasy of hobnobbing with the stars is over and as the fairy godmother said in┬áCinderella, “On the stroke of twelve, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.” Dropping us back into reality and... Read more »

The Phases of Chemo

Last Week’s Blog > “WychList: a New Shopping List iPhone App” (continuation from 2 weeks ago) So, we’d switched hospitals – to University of Chicago Medical Center (U of C) – and on May 28, 2009, Atia was scheduled to begin the second phase of treatment, “Consolidation”. We were nervous because it was our first... Read more »