So sorry about the blog inactivity. That is blatant blog abuse! I didn't see Erin at all this week. LAME. School keeps this first grade teacher busy and Erin's (bigger) little man was sick. Yuck. In any case, I finally got to see her tonight. Erin is absolutely beautiful. She is the most gorgeous bald woman imaginable. The hats she has received are so classy and compliment her natural charm. She is amazing. We got to chat about all kinds of things - cancer (of course), my lack of grace lately - that really was an awful spill I took, her kids, my kids, everything. I love Erin dearly and am so glad I got a chance to chat with her. Her attitude and outlook are incredibly positive and inspiring. I honestly have no idea how she does it. I struggle with looking at things in a positive outlook and I am not trying to free the cancer excalibur like she is. Erin is completely a "glass is half full" kind of gal. I really did take an awful fall yesterday. I'm kind of bruised and scraped. I was filled with the "poor me" attitude, but Erin reminded me how things could have been so much worse. I have scrapes and stuff, but no real damage. I need to remember that the things that seem so truly hideous in my life are really just minor bumps along the way.
Erin is scheduled to have round two of chemo tomorrow. She is hoping things go well, but is understandably anxious about the course this round will take. I know she has the strength to fight it and just wish I could fight some of it for her. Chemo really is a poison. It is designed to kill the cancer cells, but the rest of her body has to fight back, too. Please keep our sweet Erin in your thoughts and prayers for the next week or so. The side effects will dominate her life for a while. I will let you know if I hear of any great things she could use to fight it.
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