Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I had a radiation appointment at 7:10 AM.

Next, I had an appointment with a doctor at the University of Minnesota to discuss a particular chemo procedure.

Then we drove over an hour to the Mayo clinic to discuss other chemo options with an oncologist.

Finally, and most importantly of course, my husband and I went to a local restaurant/wine bar.

I'm just a little exhausted.

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At 11:54 PM, Blogger unzen said...

What a long day for you. I hope you found a treatment that will work for you. Glad to hear you got out to dinner and did something normal afer an all day waiting on Doctors God bless you and your family.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger KC said...

i'm so glad you got to have a drink after all of that!

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Marilyn said...

Hello beautiful Undomestic! I'm a friend of your mom and dad from NJ. I went to CA with your mom. I had not seen her or any of the girls until very recently. Your mom may have relayed this story but just in case she didn't I will. I was at a baby shower for Lauren Peacock and was sitting at the table with some friends/realatives of Lauren. I barely know Lauren...I'm a friend of her mother in law's. So, we're all cabitzing as we're stuffing our faces with yummy food and I hear the name Zbikowski flying out of someone's mouth. My ears perked up, of course. That name is not one that you hear every day. So, I began my interogation and yes, indeed, it's Aunt Marybeth. I was so happy to be in that little corner of the world at that moment in time. Now, I know you're wondering who I was talking to and I sure do wish I could tell you who it was but I don't have a clue. Ask your mom...she knows. You see, I gave my phone number to this cousin of yours and asked that she give it to your mom. Low and behold your mom did reach out to me. And now I have had the opportunity to be reunited with some wonderful women that I knew so long ago. One that I haven't met up with yet is your mom. We've emailed but I'm waiting for a hug. There's no rush though. It's been years. I can wait a little longer for a hug. Right now all of her hugs and energy are for you and your family. You all are so lucky to have each other as you walk this path.

I have been checking your blog here and there. I must say that my heart breaks for all of you. I must also say that I admire your faith and fortitude. Girl, I hope you get your miracle. I am praying for that, too. We all are. Keep on keepin' on!

I think you should go out to dinner next Friday, too!

Tell your dad that "moom river" said hello!

Blessings to all of you.

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Lisa, Tony's wife from South Brunswick. I just want you to know that I am praying fervently for you and your family. God sees your heart and knows your thoughts. I wanted you to know that you are an inspiration, a true teacher to any and all who wish to learn. We love you and will keep you in our daily prayers.

Lisa DeMarco


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