Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I'm Ok?

Hey guys. Just a quick update. Jack has been far more active lately, and taking up SO MUCH time! He's started on solid foods, and I'm having tons of fun making different purées for him. So far, sweet potatoes are the fave. 
Here he is hanging in the high chair. 

We also have had some visitors. Jamie, Olivia and Drake were here this past weekend. 

This is Olivia and Drake with Jack and I at Cape Henlopen State Park on Sunday. We had the best time with them this weekend. 

My dad is in town, too. Get ready for cuteness overload! 

Grandpa is all about stories and teaching Jack about tools. He's also built me a shelf in my laundry room and bathroom that pretty much made my day. Or week. Or month. Because everyone needs good storage solutions. He's also installing a few extra towel bars in my bathrooms. Swoon. 

I'm blogging from chemo right now, just waiting for my "chemistries" to come back to tell me if it's safe for me to get chemo. Last week my liver was improved enough to start another round. It looks like, if all goes well, I'll be tying up my last day of chemo October 15. I hope everything is ok and I get my chemo today. If any delays happen it's really going to mess with my 30th birthday and my plans to be done with chemo that week before. My birthday is the 23rd! My dad is here with me today and Jim is too. Can't wait to get out of here and get a cheeseburger or something. 

My hcg continues to fall, and the Mayo value was measured at 3.6 as of last Monday. I was nervous it wouldn't fall or maybe had spiked in the week I took off, but it was down by .3. 

Thanks to those of you who have come by the check on me and sent emails/comments.  It means so much to me even though I don't always respond quickly enough to let you know. Don't stop doing what you're doing, cause it's helping me!


  1. Hey I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks! -Cam

    1. I'm trying to figure out how to get your email address out of google+, and it's not working. Shoot me an email at kathleenkolkmann@gmail.com !

  2. I am so glad thing are going so well! I hope they continue that way. I love the pics of Jack, they are so cute! The one of grandpa reading to him is my favorite. Thanks for the update and I am thinking of you. Keep on trucking. Much love.

  3. I'm glad that your dad was able to visit and that you are slowly but surely healing. Your WTE family loves you!