Biopsy Day!

Today is the day I finally get my head examined.  People who know me realize this is a long time coming since I have always been a little crazy!  Seriously, today Dr Mounds will biopsy the suspicious mole on my noggin.  It is kind of a twofer deal (or maybe a threefer?) since I am also getting a fill job in my boobs.  So much to look forward to!  A needle in my head and then one in each breast.  I am living the dream here.

Chemo is kicking my butt.  It is taking longer and longer to bounce back after an infusion.  Really hoping that the Taxol I start next week will be kinder to my stomach.  On the bright side, I am losing weight!  My daughter says I am shrinking.  Not just mass but height as well.  Fabulous.  Oh well, weight is weight and I am better off without all the excess.  

I am wondering if my taste buds will ever come back.  It is so weird to know what something is suppose to taste like and it just does not measure up.  I have started rinsing my mouth with a hydrogen peroxide concoction.  The inside of my mouth and tongue look like something out of a science fiction movie.  Gross.

Time to get going.  Hoping for good news today!


  1. I’m sorry this stage is so crummy but fortunately it will pass. Your courage, strength and brilliant humor are an inspiration to all of us. And when this is over, you’ll be a wonderful new Genevieve 2.0–and get a whole new wardrobe. Good luck today Sista!
    Kathlene 2.0

  2. Love and prayers. So hoping this next stage of treatment is kinder. Such an accomplish,ent to have made it through the AC! It is a real milestone on your journey to healing. Best to you at Dr. Mounds today.

  3. Morning! Typing on iPhone while driving…as passenger, that is…had you all aghast for a moment, Eh?! I’m sending all good thoughts for a good report from Dr. Mounds today.
    Love and hugs Gen,

  4. Gen, keeping you in my prayers. You are so strong, and well shrinking isnt a bad deal 🙂 I too hope the next round is easier on your tummy. Prayers for a good report from Dr mounds!

    Hugs, stay strong.

  5. Thinking of you and your noggin today! Hopefully just a boring little nothing. I’m hoping that the taxol treats you better than the adriamycin. I went through both with my dog and the taxol was a much easier treatment. Positive, healing energy is coming your way today and every day!! xo Lorraine

  6. Geez Gen, you are shrinking? Remember, good things come in small packages. Sending love and mega hugs and wishing you all the best.

  7. Gen – just wanted to tell you your taste will come back after the chemo. I promise!!!

    In fact, when all this is done, you’ll get your whole life back 🙂 Sending hugs!

  8. Hi, Gen.
    Chemo is never pleasant. I watched my first-born son go through it and it wasn’t pretty. One of the happiest days of his life was when he came off it, although it took a little while for the after effects to wear off. The support of family and friends is invaluable in helping you to get through it.

    I suspect that you must be on a different regime from my son ‘cos he didn’t lose his sense of taste. He developed an almost insatiable appetite. We just could not fill him up.

    Re the weight loss, good stuff and here’s another plus that you may not have thought of yet. When it’s all over, you might get to take Mr G’s card shopping for a whole new wardrobe.

    Keep smiling, Lady. It suits you.


    You all have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas.

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