Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eyelashes!

Tyler now has eyelashes! His first since they fell out with round 1 of chemo. The early signs of eyebrows are also appearing. And a fine fine coating of "peach fuzz" is now on his head. You have to look close to see it, but it is absolutely there!

Tyler was on crutches. He is in physical therapy for the side-effects of one of he chemos he has received. When he walks he basically has to lift his legs up like he is marching so he does not trip over his own feet. He fell during therapy, and ended up in a brace and crutches.

His blood counts are bottomed out, so he is pretty much home bound at this point. Tyler is not able to go to any of the graduation parties. At this point it looks like round 8 of chemo will begin June 9th (subject to blood counts).

Dublin is having a Relay for Life on June 21st. It will be held in the football stadium at Jerome High School. They have already raised over $20,000, and have 144 participants. This is a great event for the entire family. Although it was held at Jerome last year also, we knew nothing of it then. From what I have heard though it is a fun event that goes through the night with music and entertainment If you are interested in participating, you can go here:

http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RelayForLifeOhioDivision?fr_id=7064&pg=entry&JServSessionIdr008=nuxhd6r0z1.app316b


Tomorrow, June 1st, is National Cancer Survivors Day. A few young adults have hit the news lately.

  • Jon Lester last week pitched an amazing no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox, after battling lymphoma two years ago at the age of 22.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur, a Tony award winning actress and star of this season's Dancing With the Stars, made headlines in March when she announced that she and her husband were expecting a baby via surrogate after cervical cancer forced her to have a hysterectomy at age 27. Winokur's diagnosis came during auditions for the role that made her famous in the Broadway musical "Hairspray!".
  • Chris Lofton, a three-time All-American basketball star from Tennessee finally this month revealed his year-long battle with testicular cancer, which was discovered during a routine drug test for steroid use. Lofton admits he hesitated to come forward with his diagnosis initially, and didn't want to use it as an excuse.

There is life after cancer.

Now I am heading for bed. 5 mile race in the a.m.

1 comment:

deyerles said...

Dear Tyler,

Sorry your on crutches. Glad you getting a little fur!!

Fight To Win !

Debbie