In which the oncologist is happy…

Wahoo! First round of chemo is already shrinking the tumor! The oncologist is happy (a phrase I’m hoping devoutly to repeat throughout this journey). And Abby has now been upgraded to the truly superior anti-nausea meds, just in time for her second round this Friday. She had a lot of energy back by last week and was able to work, hike, do some yoga, and of course bounce on the trampoline with the munchkins. Also this week: family shearing session, the kids and Merlin got in on the act, which ended up being fun rather than depressing. Abs looks fierce and very cool with her head shaved – GI Jane meets 1980s East Village punk – and is feeling good. Keep your fingers crossed that the next round of chemo goes as smoothly. Oh, and don’t be surprised if Abby is transformed by this experience…into a brunette!

scarf girls

8 thoughts on “In which the oncologist is happy…

  1. wonderful news, wonderful picture. thanks so much for the update and sending strength and love for tomorrow …


  2. Dear Abs, What wonderful news! You look great in that photo. How about a family shot with your new look? Good luck tomorrow. Miles will be with us, and we will be thinking of you.

    • Thanks so much Dave! And thanks for the inspirational book from you and Pat. Amazing how many people have been down this road, many different journeys. As hard as it is to keep up the energy with owen and Julia, they are getting me through this by being a great source of distraction and motivation to be around for the very long term….

      Much love to you all. xxoo

  3. I remember the nausea was the worst part for my mom. Nausea trumps everything. But it will pass. Lots of love to you and the family!

    • Thanks for checking in Bob….I didn’t realize your Mom battled cancer as well. So sorry for all she had to go through.

      How’s baby Luna? What’s the parenthood journey felt like so far? I want more baby pics!!!


  4. Love getting these updates! Especially when filled with news of shrinkage & Abby’s characteristic strength & resilience. You & Julia look like adorable BFFs.
    Thinking of you daily.
    (((BIG HUGS)))

  5. Abbicita Querida,

    “Family shearing session”: Wow, what a team! Well, who wouldn’t rally around you? You are truly the fiercest– no wonder you inspire the whole famn damily, the fiercest, flyingest family in all the land! Beautiful photo of you and Julia, just like so many others, but braver still– with some serious don’t-even-think-about-messing-with-our-smiles on your faces.
    I love you so! xoxo

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