Wednesday, January 23, 2008


The chill of winter has officially set in here in Indy. The past week I don't think the temp has reached 30, and night time temps have been in the teens and below zero. I feel like we're back in the U.P. We have only a dusting of snow, so I won't complain too loud.

Hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start! Ours is shaping up rather nicely. We celebrated Logan's 3rd birthday a few weeks ago, still can't believe that he's 3! He's doing well, we're trying to work on potty training. Sometimes he wants to sit and try, other times he could care less. So we're not pushing, just letting him take his time. He's getting to smart for his own good, and has a memory like you wouldn't believe. He remembers things that we wish he wouldn't sometimes. Haha!

Richard and I went on an impromtu trip to Vegas a few weeks ago. We had never been and a good friend of ours (Tim) was getting married, so we figured what the heck. We had an awesome time and are already planning on going back someday. We spent a few days with "Mom and Dad" Forslund, Todd, Angie, and Tim and his wonderful new wife Amanda.

Also got some awesome news while in Vegas! If you remember one of our BIG concerns through all of this has been whether or not we'd be able to have more kids after chemo. Chemo sometimes can completely shut a women's ovaries down. Well, much to our surprise, I started my period while in Vegas, which means all systems are go. We still need to wait a few years to finish up my tamoxifen, but as of now it seems like we'll be able to have more children! YAY!!

Some of you have been asking what exactly is tamoxifen. My cancer was ER (estrogen) positive, which means that my cancer fed off of estrogen and that actually helped it to grow. Tamoxifen's job is help prevent that growth from happening, by blocking the estrogen. And I guess studies have shown that the longer you're on it, the more benefit you get from it. The recommended is 5 years, but some oncologists say 3 years and you get the same benefit. So we'll see as we get closer to that 3 year mark. Maybe by then there will be a cure and we won't even have to worry about it.

Well, tata (no pun intended) for now!