SAN ANTONIO - Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me! Yep, it's my birthday -- 36 years young today! What a wonderful day it's been so far, and it's not even noon yet!
My daughter Nicole, and husband Tony surprised me this morning with wonderful cards and a new palm pilot! I have no idea how to use it yet, but I can't wait to figure it out.
Then I arrived at work to find a dozen beautiful yellow roses from my husband with a card that says "Happy Birthday sweetie! One of many more to come! Love your Hubby!"
He's a great guy!
I plan to savor this day -- enjoy every moment of every hour -- especially because tomorrow is my next chemo that I'm not looking forward to.
It's number three of four, though, so I only have one more to go after this one. I pray this one isn't as bad as the last two.
But I keep telling myself it's all worth it -- to make sure I will be around for many more birthdays.
My last chemo is scheduled for Feb. 1 so I'm thinking by the 5th or so I should be feeling better and never have to go through this stuff again. That's less than a month away.
I'm planning to put together a three-part series on my cancer battle after it's all over. Probably the second week in February.
The first part will be on my surgery and diagnosis, the second part on the chemotherapy, and the third part on losing my hair.
Here's where I'd like to have your input.
I plan to anchor the newscast bald the night my story airs on losing my hair. I want to do it in honor of all cancer patients -- past, present and future and to show that even without my hair -- I'm the same person.
What do you think? Am I crazy? Would it be a distraction for viewers, or a bold and important statement in support of cancer survivors?
Please e-mail and let me know your reaction. Would you watch? Would it bother you to see me bald?
Let me know. I'm really anxious to get feedback. Just send me an email.
Well, that's all for today. I just wanted to write a quick note and let everyone know how well I'm doing today and how thankful I am to be here to celebrate my 36th birthday!
God bless all of you and thanks for your support!
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