Tiny Post Today

Just a tiny post today, to thank Dawn from Coming to a Nursery Near You, who nominated me for a June Perfect Post Award for I Didn’t Know, my piece about the end of my nursing relationship with Little Bear.  I should have thanked her earlier.  I was trying to figure out how to download this pretty little piece of bling for my sidebar, and I kept getting distracted.

June 2007 Perfect Post Awards

So, thanks, Dawn.  Very cool.  My very own Perfect Post.

Tomorrow, I go see the next round of specialists — this time, they’re the support specialists.  The nutritionist.  The support services coordinator.  The Young Survivors Group.  I’m excited.  And a little bit scared.  Because tomorrow, it all becomes so real.  And then, instead of playing in the mud or on the playset with my toddler and friends, I go to chemo.

8:30 Thursday morning.


24 Responses to Tiny Post Today

  1. bon says:

    congrats on the award…it was well-deserved. it was a really powerful post, Whymommy – a clear slice of the intersection that your life is at right now, bringing the suddenness of all this to the fore.

    Thursday, huh?

    we’re here.

  2. Arkie Mama says:

    That was a poignant, yet oh-so-beautiful post. Congratulations!

    As for tomorrow — you should feel excited. These are the people who will help build the framework for your recovery!

    we’ll be thinking of you

  3. Danielle says:

    Pulling for you! Just breathe. You are doing what you need to and not burying your head in the sand.

    And congrats on the Perfect Post!


  4. Dawn says:

    you’re very welcome – you hit a very real nerve with your post for me. I wish you the very best and a SPEEDY kick-the-cancer-ass recovery 🙂

  5. diatribal says:

    Yep, I concur. This is a perfect post…although I had to read it two or three times to make sure I got all of it through my tear-filled eyes. It was so touching.

    On another note, good luck with your “next round” of specialists today. Perhaps they can offer you some great ideas for making this process easiest(not to make light of it) for you and your family . I have been sending up thoughts of you very often these days. Just trying to get a little more positive attitude going your way!

  6. stephanie says:

    I will be praying for you! xo from a stranger.
    (just found you through Rocks in My Dryer)

  7. Jennie says:

    Congratulations on the award! That was a REALLY moving post. I am praying for you.

  8. Jennifer says:

    I’ll be thinking about you and cheering you on tomorrow morning.

    Congrats on your perfect post…well deserved.

  9. coolbeans says:

    Thursday, you start really kicking some cancer booty.

    That award is well deserved indeed.

  10. It was a beautiful post.

    We will all be with you at the beginning of chemo on Thursday, and throughout. Know that.

  11. Ally says:

    Hooray for that perfect post; much deserved.

    I thought of you first thing this morning and thought, tomorrow is the first day of chemo. The first day of fighting back hard. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, sending good mojo your way!

  12. Kim says:

    I will absolutely be thinking about you tomorrow morning.

  13. MammaLoves says:

    Young Survivors Group

    I kinda like the way that sounds. Very complimentary. Like getting carded when you buy beer.

    A. You’re young
    B. You’re tough–you’re a survivor (can you hear Beyonce belting it out?)

    It’s definitely a better name than say

    The Exhausted, Fat-Assed Moms Group

    Oh wait, that’s mine. And Beyonce hasn’t sung us a song yet.

    I’ll be chekcing in tomorrow. And I’ll be with you in spirit. We all will.

    Team WhyMommy Powers Activate!

  14. kgirl says:

    that post took my breath away. literally. well-
    I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow.

  15. Here for you in Massachusetts. Know that.
    Please add me to your team.

  16. Emily says:

    It’s like you’re Madonna or something. You have a whole team backing you up.

  17. Yep, we’re all your “back-up cheerleaders”, Whymommy, and we’re all here behind you, ready for tomorrow!!

    Just think, after tomorrow, you’ll be one major step closer to WINNING!!! We’re all so very, very proud of you, and will be thinking of you every single minute.

    Love and hugs xoxo

  18. This is not a cancer blog. This is a blog about your life, which just now happens to include cancer. And next year it will be a blog about a young mom with two beautiful children and her life after beating breast cancer. My prayers are with you. Everyday they are with you, but today, especially

  19. maggie says:

    What Joy, of course! said is precisely what I wanted to say. And good luck tomorrow.

  20. clifford says:

    The first day of victory, girlfriend! *snap snap snap* For the fight does not truly start until you hit back…and what a punch it shall be.

  21. Poppy says:

    Your post was very deserving of that award.

    Thinking of you and sending strength and prayers your way~

  22. MamaMaven says:

    It’s a little after 8:30 on Thursday morning, sending you positive vibes for your treatment today and lots of prayers!

  23. Devra says:

    Shit, I am so behind on blogreading. Damn! Cancer!

    Look if you need something, even if it’s weird- like throwing your laundry in the dryer-call me. 618-558-4326. I just bought a portable GPS for my car and I’m not afraid to use it. Of course I can see the conversation go something like this “Well yes sweetie, this blogger is coming over to our house to shuck corn. No, I’ve never met her, but she offered and I’m not feeling so hot, so let’s have her shuck it.”

  24. Oh lady. (((you)))

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