Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chemo Day #4

A week ago Tuesday, Mom went in for her 4th Chemo Treatment. As usual, Dad went early with her to meet with the doctors. By the time I got there, they had just gone into the treatment room. Dad came and met me in the hallway to lead me to where they were--and after walking in, it was such a humbling experience. Several chairs of people with various forms of cancer, being given *hopefully* life-saving doses of Chemo. Some old, some young. Some newbies, some veterans. But all of these people together in chairs--surrounding the busy hive of nurses working to help save them all.

My Mom looked radiant. She always does on Chemo day. Having visited her the last few weeks and watching her function day to day as best as she can, I know that it was no small feat to be there so early. So looking...healthy and normal.

I love these pictures I took of her that day. Still a smile on her face. Still as happy an attitude as she can have.

Mom and her sister, Gloria--we just barely missed the picture with her sister Carolyn too.

Mom with her Pink Ipod.  She loves this gift from our family.  She says it's an absolute must for Chemo day.  I think it's got to be nice to close her eyes and tune out the world during that time. 

Mom and Dad 


  1. Love you guys! Katie such a absolute treat to see you last night! What an adorable family you have!

  2. My sweet auntie...I love you...You look like an absolute DOLL. (can i just tell you that i'm impressed your sisters made it on chemo day...do they do that every chemo day? Kudos if so)

  3. I wrote this to my Mother on June 25th 2010. I want to share this with Her on her blog though it came from mine. I hope no one minds. I think its important.
    So i would like to share that i have just been on my mother's Blog. When life hands you cancer.... I want to paint a picture... So i am work (graveyard) and here i am crying with such gratitude in my heart. She is battling cancer and is such an amazing woman. My mother is loved by so many! Several people have just run the race for a cure 5k, and it was in honor of my mother. So i need to take a few minutes and compose myself because i am in tears....... (good thing it is the graveyard shift) LOL! : ) Mom, i just want to tell you i love you. I am so grateful to be blessed with such a strong family. I guess you could say i am blessed to have a family at all. To those of you who do not know, I was adopted. You have raised some of the most motivated, selfless, compassionate, intelligent people i know. Believe me i have looked and studied other families in my travels through out my life. I dont know another family that comes close to ours ( Dunford's & Wilson's). Thank you for sharing your unconditional love and way with everyone you know. I have not met a single person out there that has not been the better for knowing you. For those of you who don't know, For a stay at home mother, my mom was so busy making people's lives better. Helping where she knew it needed it the most. Mom you are so loved by many and i know we haven't see eye to eye on things. But i never once did not listen to you. I might not of liked what you had to say but in times of desperation and panic it's your voice i hear. Thank you for always being there for me. No matter what. I love you no matter what.

    your daughter,