My journey - battling lymphoma

Recently I celebrated my 46th birthday. I love celebrating birthdays! Then I participated as a co-captain for our local "Quabog" Relay For Life and the Pack 57 Rocks! Cub Scout Team. This was the time frame that I had discovered an uneasiness in my stomach and growth in my spleen and stomach. After weeks of monitoring, my husband Steve took me to the doctor who felt the lumps and ordered a CT scan. The CT scan showed a massive area, my spleen enlarged to twice its size and an additional growth lower in my stomach. Next was the localized CT guided biopsy and subsequent PET scan. The biopsy showed positive for lymphoma and most likely Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.

This is my online journal sharing my experience through battling this cancer that has abruptly entered my life for no apparent reason. The story is documented here if you want to start from the beginning, you can check the archives on the side bar.

As a top competitive master athlete this year winning my age group at the Marine Corps Marathon and placing 3rd in the New England Trail Running Championship I have been truly excited with my results of late and am a truly driven athlete. Driven by goals.... my goal right now.... to beat this "thing"!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Many Looks of Nancy

Jeff & Judy asked if we would take my photo with the many wigs that I tried on at the Pink Petal.  Check out the slide show and you can vote on your favorite!  Comment here and let me know what you liked and didn't like.  There were many that we did NOT like.... so I will not be offended.  It was fun to try on all the looks!  :)

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Love Letters To China said...

It must have been really hard for you to decide. You look gorgeous in all your choices. I think I like numbers 2 & 3 the best. Even though I don't know you personally, they make you look like yourself. So glad you had such a good time trying them all on.


Shelley said...

I voted for scene stealer, but I think you might be getting more than one, so here were my other favorites:
bewitched (2)
sammy (14)
black beanie


Sasha said...

I love that you did favorite was Oprah...althought there were a few that you looked really, really good in.

Can't wait to see how the poll turns out!

rmiles3 said...

Nancy you look awesome in a wig. Loved the look of bewitched. it was carefree and young looking. Lizzy looked like fun and short would be more practical. I suppose noen of them will withstand ski helmet head but you looked great in the scarves and hats so you are all set! Hope Skyler is getting used to the new you. I am sure that is the hard part for realizing you are sill you which is a good reason you might choose the wig that looks like your real hair. Whatever you choose you can't go wrong! ( I think my least favorite is the gray not because you don't look good in it but because it's just not you yet! Someday you will look fabulous with gray hair but it should be your own!
Becky Miles

Anonymous said...

You look great in them all! Keep smiling!
Emily x