The chemo party that wasn’t

Dear All, Apologies for the long absence. I had an internship this past summer so I got lazy. Plus Jill abandoned me for Maine to do the majority of her chemo parties. So there was much less to report. To catch you all up, Jill is doing fantastic. She had a scan two months ago…

EVERYTHING IS FINE PEOPLE

Dear chemo partiers, My apologies for our absence. It is completely my fault. But we’re back. The return has in part been hastened by my realization of a generational divide. My friends have all interpreted the absence of new posts as, “Oh, nothing must be wrong, otherwise Anny would post about it.” Apparently Jill’s friends,…

Philly is for lovers and Yom Kippur is for Jewish guilt

Dear All, Let’s deal with the boring (mildly important) stuff first. Jill’s tumor markers continue to be lower than low and she’s gained so much weight that she wants to lose some! Go Jill and Jill’s body! Chemo parties continue, however, and not just because they’re fun! Studies indicate that maintenance therapy (i.e. routine chemo…

Chemo party #11 – Portugal continued

Dear All, Apologies for my delay in posting. It’s very difficult to stop being on vacation. I actively dislike it. Anyway, before we get down to chemo party reprisal, I need to plague you first with the universally boring exercise of looking at MY VACATION PHOTOS! YAYYYYYYY. So as you remember from my last post,…

Chemo party #10 – Art therapy

Dear All, Remember when Jon Stewart went off one summer to make his “serious” movie and John Oliver took over? Well you may also remember when Jon Stewart came back and everyone was like, “Uhhh that dude is kind of better at your own job than you are.” I never realized what a conflicted mass of emotions…

Chemo party #9 – Happy birthday to Eo-bear…oh, and our nation or something

Dear All, Welcome to chemo parties where low doses are the best doses (although no doses would be even better, but beggars can’t be choosers). Apparently there was some confusion due to chemo party #7’s word play. I, of course, blame everyone’s lack of attention to detail, specifically hyphens, but whatever. Since I assume that those whose…

Chemo parties (#8) are fun. Ulcers are not.

Dear All, Welcome to the latest entry in the saga of chemo parties, circa party number 8. We find our super hero, Hippolyta, Queen of the the Amazons,* navigating her last crusade through a full dose of chemo. Queen Hippolyta smoothly and stealthily maneuvered her way through her last full dose with her trusty sidekick,…

LUCKY #7. CANCER-LESS. JILL WINS CHEMO.

Dear All, Please join me in congratulating my mother on winning the chemo party game!!!!! Jill received the results of her latest scans at our last chemo party and all of her pesky tumors had shrunk remarkably! Her doctor’s even used the adjective “fantastic” to describe the results. Her results were so fantastic that Dr….

Chemo party 5 & 6

Dear All, I have been derelict in my updates. My apologies. Please consider this a two for one. Overall, my mom’s chemo has been going quite smoothly. Her tumor levels are still in the normal range and her doctors are very happy – borderline delighted and amazed – about her progress. Because she was feeling…

Chemo party take 4

Dear All, We have now decided to expand our chemo parties to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta. We marked the beginning of our expansion into new territory with the very appropriate return to Maine theme courtesy of Dace Weiss. This was celebrated with lobster hats and mini-apple pies (blueberries would have been more…