Friday, July 04, 2008

Little Beauties

Swallowtail Butterflies are all over the place this summer. This one let me take its picture while it dried the dew off of its wings one morning.

Lettuce in our frame. Spinach, cilantro, and dill, too.


These are longhorn cattle on their way to the rodeo. There's a cattle drive down Tejon street every year. This is my favorite part, when they're first on their way out of the parking lot of the hippie deli next to my work.

I'm trying to focus on the little beauties this week, since I talked to my doctor. I tried to talk to as many of you as I could before I posted this, since news from my doctors is a little upsetting.

It seems that while my friends Jerry's Kids are not growing or moving, they are awake. My bone and ct scans were as good as could be expected- in fact, the bone scan was better than any I've had in recent years. However, the PET scan showed some intense metabolic activity, which shows that my current chemo is no longer working. I have to go on a month long chemo holiday, and then start a new chemo. I'm back at square one.

You want to know something? Xanax helps.

But it also helps to have you lovely people in my life- my parents and sisters have been here, and my in-laws are here right now, watching goofy tv with me.

Also, massive longhorn butts are a cure-all for the blues!

Wanna see mine?


Blogger Olga said...

Oh, Lo, I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry to hear the news, but glad that the people you love are there. Your courage and spirit are amazing! Sending a big hug your way.

July 05, 2008 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Vero said...

Let's talk soon--my dad is taking a yerba that he says gives him lots of energy. I don't know if his oncologist would approve, but considering how awful chemo can be, anything that helps is good no?

Do let us know when it's our turn to visit and spoil you--I can bring you cheesesteaks!!!

Love you!

July 07, 2008 10:56 AM  

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