Day 1: Round 2

Headed to Indy this morning for my second round of chemo.

Lost my hair this week. That was tough. I look like an egg.

Meanwhile, ever grateful for:

  • the presence of so many friends and family (even when I want to be a hermit)
  • sweet Jamie and her traveling clippers
  • the acupuncturist who listened to my pain, said “I can fix that,” and did.
  • and my sweetie who bubble-wraps me in love every minute of every day

See ya on the other side.

6 Responses

  1. Ginny says:

    Love ya, sis


  2. Hi there Catherine,

    I have ‘Cathie Guthrie’ set up as a google alert and wanted to let you know that ‘google alert’ has brought me here to you today. My love goes out to you today – with every good wish for a health-filled recovery.


    Cathie Guthrie, Bracebridge, Ontario. Canada

  3. Elyce says:

    One treatment at a time, one bizarre change at a time, one day at a time…and thanks for family and friends who are there for you. I’m on day 3 of chemo 4 so feeling like hell, but my good thoughts are with you!

  4. Clare says:

    I’m thinking of you a lot, Catherine. Tim and I send our love.

  5. Hi Catherine.

    Your neighbors (my very good friends) Betsy Williamson & Sara Gardner sent me the link to your blog. It has been both and inspiration and a relief to read your posts, as I relate on a very personal level. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (both breasts) at the end of March/April this year. In May I went through a 13 hr. semi-radical double mastectomy and T.U.G. reconstruction. I’ve spent June & July healing from surgery and am now prepairing for chemotherapy. I just want to say thank you for sharing your experience with such courageous strength and venerability, openess and honesty. Your words have been a light on the dark days as I navigate this path just behind you.

    With deep respect and appreciation.

    • Catherine Guthrie says:

      Ally, I’m so sorry this is happening to you. Let’s talk off blog.