Posts tagged "chemo"

When Mother's Day Became MY Day

My Previous Blog > “Let’s Go Fly A Kite!” Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family. When we were younger, my sister and I celebrated my mom as best we could. We didn’t always have the money to buy amazing gifts or take her to delicious brunches; instead, we made homemade... 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 to 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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She Has To Take What?

Last Week’s Blog > “Looks Can Be Deceiving” On Monday, November 16, 2009, Atia began the Maintenance phase - the last phase of treatment in the clinical trial. Though it was a glorious day, because it marked the beginning of a new chapter in our lives, it was a difficult day, too. Atia’s Oral Medications Atia... Read more »

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 Cinderella, “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 »

It All Caved in on Me: Postpartum Depression

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and son, Hank IV
Last Week’s Blog > ‘Random Acts of Kindness: The San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’  Leaving the hospital after giving birth is an exciting, monumental experience. It signals the beginning of your new life as parents (or your new life as parents of two or more). It also means that you finally get to introduce... Read more »
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