I'm not fighting this cancer alone.
Not by a long shot.
My husband deserves a medal for all he does for me (as roughly demonstrated by the Sigourney Weaver pictures and caption he sent me on Head Shaving Day, which many of you saw on Facebook). Here it is again:
Joe's parents, Phil and Pam, have done so much for us from food preparation to helping interpret the bills coming in & talking to the insurance company, to watching Nia nearly daily. And my dad, George, has done the same: Helped out tremendously with Nia as well as gone to chemo with me.
There are so many of you out there who are a part of Team April. I want to take a moment to thank you and tell you honestly, it make such a difference! Some of you have been bringing amazing, nutritious meals to my family; some of you have been taking Nia out for extraordinary play dates; some of you have sent me creative gifts to make getting through chemo easier; some of you have bought and knit hats for me; some of you have actually joined me for my chemo treatments; some of you are running in fund-raising marathons for women's cancers; some of you have paid into our grocery accounts; some of you are giving me alternative treatments (acupuncture, massage, vitamins); some of you are my colleagues and are helping releave my work burdens; some of you are supporting me through your support of my blog -- thank you all for your uplifting comments. Joe and I both get a lot of strength from them.
And some of you are going bald. I could not have anticipated how it would make me feel to see the following pictures of my brother, Kyle, last night. This simple, kind gesture made my whole day. Thank you, Kyle! <3
If others of you are inspired to shave your heads, too, please send me your pictures! Let's build a Team April gallery of shiny, healthy heads!
I [Heart] Team April! So much.