Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Quick Update

I started a new treatment at the beginning of the month - Erbitux and Avastin, but unfortunately I developed a severe rash from the Erbitux. I had to stop the treatments and see a dermatologist and get stronger painkillers. I missed most of the last week of my classes, but I did take the finals. I haven't looked up my grades yet since I wasn't able to study due to the painkillers. It has improved a lot, but my face is still pretty red and broken out. It doesn't hurt any more though!

I'm in Wisconsin to celebrate Christmas with my extended family and will be heading to Nebraska on the first to stay with my parents for a couple of weeks. I won't have regular internet access until I get there.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

There Has To Be A Plan B

Thursday morning, one day early, I turned in the supplemental materials for my graduate school application. It is complete and thus begins... the waiting.

I am very optimistic that I will be accepted to the program, but I have still been trying to come up with a Plan B. Today I finally found my second calling.

Professional Cheese Racing!

Such a relief. Not only do I no longer have to worry about finishing my application on time, but I have a backup plan that could be very lucrative. You're jealous, aren't you?!

Friday, December 01, 2006

It's Kristen, You Yokel!

Kristen at the Getty Museum

Yokel: one who is depicted as talking about "cows, sheep, fields, crops and buxom wenches to the exclusion of all else."

Kristen, I beg to differ.

Did you know that Bumpass, Virginia has an ice scream spoon factory. There is something new out there to learn everyday, Friend.