Sunday, November 15, 2009

Uncle Murray

If it weren't for the male pattern baldness, you would not even know little Evie is undergoing chemo. She is most definitely thinning on the top, and will probably look like an Uncle Murray very soon, though without the creepy mustache.

My mother-in-law points out that it's a good thing that I have stopped making cakes for a while. No one wants to bite into a cupcake with hair in it. I baked a loaf of bread tonight and the first piece I sliced into had a hair baked right into the crust. I tried to tell Matt and his mom that it meant it was "artisan" bread. Blood, sweat, tears...and hair.

After the kids went down last night, I briefly left the confines of our bubble to go out for sushi with some great friends. It's the first time I've been out since Eve's birthday. Raw fish and karaoke do a soul good. Bonus: we got to enjoy the artistic stylings of Pat from Saturday Night Live! There is definitely nothing better than sexually ambiguous background music to aid in the digestion of sushi.

It was good to go out and remind myself that the world had the audacity to continue turning after Eve's diagnosis. Now I just need to try to keep up.

I just got some pretty awful news that my good friend lost her brother last night. It really puts things into perspective, as there is always someone who is dealt a worse card than you. Another family friend lost her mother yesterday evening as well. I pray that they can find peace with time.


  1. Thanks for the prayers Christy. It really means a lot.

    As always, I am thankful to read your blog and hear that Eve is still doing well. What a strong, brave girl you have! She amazes me as do you!

    I am so glad you had a little bit of girl time. It really is needed every once in a while.

    All our love,

  2. Christy--I just read your entire blog. My husband and I laughed out loud! You are so witty and quick to find the humor in this tough situation. I look forward to reading more.
    Kyra Walters

  3. I've been following you on the baby center boards but can't leave comments there because Canadians don't have the required zipcode to make an account lol. I'm glad to see you are doing so well given the burden you have been handed. I just wanted to tell you I was diagnosed with a Wilm's tumor 24 years ago when I was 4. It was a bad prognosis but (obviously) I pulled through. I now have a beautiful and healthy 2 year old and a second on the way. There's life after cancer and no reason to think she won't grow up to be a happy, healthy, normal (whatever that is!) girl. Hang in there, many strangers are pulling for your family.
    Best of luck,

  4. Thank you for your comment, Brooke- I love hearing stories like that! I have a few questions for you if you don't mind emailing me-