Monday, November 30, 2009

Just like Baby

Zaza, who you may know as Elsa's Jimmy Fund Walk partner, has a dog named Baby. Elsa swears that Baby can tell when she has a tumor. Now, scientists at Queen's University in Belfast decided to spend money to find out what Elsa already knew- that some dogs can tell when you are sick. Baby apparently is a cancer detecting dog, just like these and these.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


My first attempt. What do you think Francisco?
... I know, the camera moved a few times ;)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sixteen already?

Hoje estou um pouco emocionada. A minha Pipinha faz dezaseis anos. Já????? Nao pode ser.

Os bolos da vovó Marlene.

My first-born turned sixteen today. Zé says that now I have to act like an adult ;)
Since I am not very good at baking and decorating cakes, I spent part of the day remembering and scanning photos of Filipa´s past birthdays. My mother is the great artist that made most of these beautiful cakes.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Walker

Todd Heisler/The New York Times
Click here to hear Maggie Nesciur and see the Todd Heisler's photographs.
from the collection One in 8 Million, stories of New Yorkers in sound and images.

Maggie Nesciur walked miles and miles even during treatment for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My body is getting back to normal. Two days without taking the drug make a huge difference. I did not forget that I told you (in my last post) that I thought I was depressed... Zé even went to NY with me, to make sure that I would not down play how I was feeling when I saw my doctor ...
But now that I am "washing" the drug out of my system I think I might have confused depression with fatigue...

What is important is that I am feeling good and happy to have 16 drug free days to enjoy. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 8

two days to go

I confess this drug is not an easy one to take. I still call it study drug, targeted drug, clinical trial... but I really should refer to it as what it really is: CHEMOTHERAPY

And since I have this blog to complain about my treatments... this week I have to add depression to the list of side effects I am experiencing from the drug. When I crawl out of the hole I am in, I´ll tell you more.

I hope it will happen soon, i don´t like being here away from everyone.