Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No News is Good News

   I haven't posted anything for a while, because there really hasn't been much to talk about...and that's good!  Other than strange, symmetrical, itchy spots, my symptoms have been very mild.  Even the itching is more weird than troubling, and it's not painful at all.  It started with the palms of my hands...just itching in both hands at the same time.  Then the arches of my feet...again both at the same time!  It's not the skin itself, it feels like it's inside, and probably a form of neuropathy.  It's popping up in a few different spots and has lasted a few days.  But honestly, a few days of scratching beats a boatload of other symptoms in my book!
   Also, we were working on a news story to update my treatments so far, and to urge more people to schedule screenings for early detection.  I work with some pretty amazing people who make up a top notch team to put things like this together.  From management making the assignments, to the photographers, producer Carla, editors, webmasters, and more...it's quite the team effort to turn two months of treatment into two and a half minutes of television.  Our KUTV Web-team is posting the whole story for us here:

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      Chemo #3 is this Friday, March 2nd, so we're planning on a rough weekend ahead, and maybe worse symptoms this time around...but hoping for continued mild side-effects again!
   If you have personal questions or stories, please email me so I can reply in confidence.  MNickles@KUTV2.com

11 comments:

  1. That was great to see this video. I think you look great without the wigs! Like you said, it's just hair! You truly are an inspiration to everybody and all those who are battling cancer are amazing people. I don't think any family is exempt from this terrible disease. God bless you Mary and once again thanks because I got my mammogram and it was clear. And I also got my 50 year colonoscopy and they found big polyps that were negative for cancer but showing early cell change. You inspired me to get these things done! A good wake up call for everybody! God bless you in your journey!

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  3. Know your doing well just by watching you every morning...Your AMAZING!!! Wish you well on Friday.

    Terrie

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  4. I know it is a much over used word but I believe that you truly are AMAZING!!! I watch you every morning and have seen the special most recently on the 5:00 news. I admire you so much and admire your family!! If there is anything I can wish for you, it is to continue with as little side effects as possible until the day you get the word that you are free of this dreaded disease. God Bless You!!

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  5. Mary, you are such an inspiration to all of us that have been through cancer. I pray you keep the mild effects of chemo and will stay healthy. Be careful being out in public so much. I carried the little Wet Ones Antibactrial Wipes to clean my hands. I also cleaned my area of the table if we ate out and the siverware. ACS recommends doing this to keep you healthy. I went through my chemo and radiation with few side effects and pray the same for you. I am a colon cancer survivor but know many breast cancer survivors. I love watching you and the crew on the show. My favorite show was when you took your wig off on the air and turned your wig around to check it out and then put it back on your head. It makes me smile every time I think of it. You go girl and keep that attitude because you will need it to survive this terrible disease. God Bless You and your family. They will be wonderful caregivers for you and a positive support system when you need them. My prayers are always with you....

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  7. Mary,
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I first met you at a South Salt Lake Police fund raiser, helping the children of the community. I was so impressed by how genuinely warm and kind you are, (not to mention how pretty and tall!) I know that miracles happen, and I pray they will happen for you and your family. My Mother is a breast cancer survivor, and I take great pride in the fact that I have a mammogram every year!

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  8. Thinking of you Mary and sending prayers your way Hugs!!

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  9. Good luck Mary I hope u are doing well u are truly an amazing person I can't wait to see u on the News u look amazing. God be with u threw this trial.

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  10. 3/5/12
    Mary, you were missed this morning. I hope it isn't because of your chemo round on Friday. I've watch how chemo can hit my mom like a ton of bricks. Keep with the ice chips and water flowing, it will pay off in the long run.
    By the way, you are so beautiful bold, ditch the wigs. Go for comfort!

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  11. I love your bald head and had tears in my eyes when you took off your wig. You are beautiful!

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