I haven't figured out what kind of blog this will be. I want it to be an outlet for me (and Matt if he decides to contribute) and a way to keep our family and friends updated on Mollie's progress. And I want to document this whole process as we go through it.
I just got finished painting Mollie's toenails (she didn't want to take off her band-aids to have her finger nails painted) and she's waiting for the nurse to come remover her I.V. so she can go for a wagon ride.
My feelings? I'm tired- trying to pump milk for Lucy, keep Mollie in good spirits, and come to terms with being a parent of a child with cancer is taxing. I have lots of sadness and worries that I am not indulging at the moment. I am thinking about the practical things right now- we need a new crib for Lucy and I think a double stroller might be a good thing. Our house is a mess and I just started a big "reorganizing" project before I got sick (before Mollie was diagnosed). My career is pretty much over (for the time being) and I'm trying to come to terms with that as well. I am going to continue to teach college biology classes at night and do occasional manuscript editing. I enjoy both of these activities immensely and it will help bring in a little extra money.
(I will post some pictures as soon as I figure out how to upload them from our small camera onto my Mac.)