Author Archives: sdraugelis

Whoopsie

We met with our doctors last week.  After my face broke out in some horrible-looking rash for four days, I had HAD IT.  I mean…going bald is one thing, but looking like a poster-child for a teenage acne commercial was … Continue reading

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The Kid is Alright

  In August, sometime after the mastectomy (but before my reconstruction)…I called about Pax.  If you recall, at his two-year appointment (last November) his pediatrician had been worried about his speech delay, and wanted me to get hime tested. I … Continue reading

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At Some Point, All of the Joking Stops

This past week was hell.  It’s incomprehensible, really.  I feel as though I’m being a bit melodramatic, but when I look back…. It was awful. The first few days (when you’re on nausea-watch) were actually OK.  The new anti-nausea drugs … Continue reading

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Chemo 1, Day 1

So.  We did this thing. Mom flew out, the sitter arrived, and then Mike, Mom and I went to Penn. Mike and I posed awkwardly for pics. I’m smiling, but not sure why.  The whole thing was so bizarre, I … Continue reading

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Fight Ballerina, Fight!

Two months ago, my breasts were removed.  Last month I got new ones.  Last week Raines started school.  Tomorrow, I get my first chemo treatment.  And by October I will be bald. But for the most part, life goes on … Continue reading

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First Day of Kindergarten

  Yup.  First day.   He was…well.  I want to quantify his excitement into one of two categories, A – excited or B – not, but he’s so like his dad sometimes that this very well may be his excited … Continue reading

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The One Where I Shamelessly Brag About Raines

For the last several months, my dining room has looked like this: And: And: It started sometime after Easter.  The Easter Bunny brought this: And this book, this wonderful book, inspired Raines to paint nothing but flowers.  Over & over … Continue reading

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