Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Daughter

My Beautiful Daughter

My beautiful daughter
You cannot know
How much my heart breaks
As I watch you grow

In time you’ll become
Independent and free
Always my daughter
And special to me

As you grow older
You will see
Through the eyes of a mother
Reflections of me

Past, present and future
All intertwined
My mother, your mother
All daughters you’ll find

Our reflections, not vanity
Mirrored lives we share
Always a daughter
Your mother, who cares.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hand-Foot Syndrome

Other terms: Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia; PPE

What is hand-foot syndrome?

Also called hand-foot syndrome or hand-to-foot syndrome, Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia is a side effect, which can occur with several types of chemotherapy or biologic therapy drugs used to treat cancer. For example, Capecitabine (Xeloda®), 5-Flurouracil (5FU), continuous-infusion doxorubicin, doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil®), and high-dose Interleukin-2 can cause this skin reaction for some patients. Following administration of chemotherapy, small amounts of drug leak out of very small blood vessels called capillaries in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Exposure of your hands and feet to heat as well as friction on your palms and soles increases the amount of drug in the capillaries and increases the amount of drug leakage. This leakage of drug results in redness, tenderness, and possibly peeling of the palms and soles. The redness, also known as palmar-plantar erythema, looks like sunburn. The areas affected can become dry and peel, with numbness or tingling developing. Hand-foot syndrome can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your ability to carry out normal activities.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


  • Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This is called metastatic breast cancer (mBC). For this kind of breast cancer, XELODA is taken together with another medicine called docetaxel.
  • Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has not improved after treatment with other medicines. These medicines include paclitaxel and anthracycline-containing medicine such as doxorubicin.

Learn who XELODA is for

Xeloda pill in hand swallow whole with water take medicine at home or work

What makes XELODA different?

Chemotherapy medicines are often given through an intravenous (IV) tube at a treatment center. Because XELODA is an oral chemotherapy pill that you swallow whole with water, you can take your medicine at home or work. This may enable you to take a more active role in your treatment.

Learn about the benefits of XELODA oral chemotherapy medication

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Last month we spent a day in Galveston Texas. This is such a great Historic town. We went to the museum and watch the documentary of the great Storm. Galveston has had many storms, I'm amazed at the old homes and Hotels that have survived it so far!!

Mallory posing for her Aunt Karla!!! thanks Mal!!! lol

Sunday on the Farm!!! We had fun riding in the woods and exploring the deep woods of East Texas!!

The pond on the land is very old and pretty.. The beavers are doing a little remodeling!!! Not anymore Doug put a stop to it!! or should I say them!
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Scrap booking Fun!!

Cant believe it been so long since I have felt good enough to Scrap book. This cute picture of Savannah has been waiting for so long. She is so cute!!! the pic of her with Santa is a hoot, she didn't like him as well as the Easter Bunny.

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Eva Lauren had a great time in Mexico!!!

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