Lauren wanted to celebrate her one year of being a survivor with the family which was yesterday, Aug. 29th. So, she chose to go out to dinner at D'Agnese's in Fairlawn. It is an Italian restaurant that she and Gio have been to and they were nice enough to donate to Lauren's benefit back in Feb. It was very good and we had a nice time. Stephanie is so sweet and gave Lauren a silver bracelet with an inscription about things cancer can't do. I'm sure Lauren will wear it all the time. If you like garlic and cheese, this restaurant is the place for you! Lauren didn't eat very much. She has been so tired lately and not real hungry. We think it is from her oral chemo called Xeloda. She seems a lot better on the week in between treatments when she doesn't have to take it. We had a waiter that was quite foo-foo and the way he recited the specials just cracked me up. But, the food was delicious, so that's all that really mattered. Her are a few pic from our nice dinner.
|Lauren with her new dark brown hair. She looks beautiful but also a little tired.|
|Gio, Ryan, and Stephanie|
|Mark and I|
Lauren is having a second celebration tonight with their friends, Dan and Melissa tonight at Macaroni Grill.
Lauren and I went to breakfast with our friends Monday morning. There was only Lauren and myself, Dawn, Debbie J, and Ruth this time. We still had fun and always have great food. Lauren had a wave of nausea hit her at the table and I never even knew until she told me later. She didn't eat very much and wanted me to eat her bacon, but I couldn't because I was too full. She must really not have felt good because their bacon is the best.
We went to the Portage County Fair last Saturday. It was really hot and smelly. Lauren had a lot of energy and walked around looking at stuff for a long time. Mark and Gio enjoyed looking at the tractors. We didn't look at too many animals because it was just too hot. We stayed long enough for Mark to get his fill of fair food!! Two hot dogs on a stick (he bought me one after I said I didn't want one, so he had to eat it too), a stromboli, 3 of my fried mushrooms, an elephant ear, and a caramel apple. Geez, he went kind of light this year!! Lauren took a few pics with her camera. I wasn't in the mood to lug mine around. I get a bit grumpy when I am hot.
As you can see, we have had a busy week. We will be going to Michigan on Sept. 11 for a CT scan to see if the chemo is working. Please pray that there is improvement. Thanks to all of you that care about Wo. We all appreciate you very much. Love, -Pam