Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Breather

Elaine's 6-month long, first line chemo-therapy treatment finished 4 months ago, in October, and she's looking positively radiant. Now that she can taste again, she's put on a little much needed weight. Her hair has grown back into a very short but very attractive style, and people who don't know her or about the cancer spontaneously tell her how cute it is. (She's said, "My oncologist did it for me.") The bruising, the digestion problems, the numbness in her feet and hands, the relentless fatigue all have improved as we've entered the honeymoon period that is remission.