Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Might as well have some FUN!

Judy's hair is doing funny stuff: after a period of falling out and becoming patchy it has decided to grow, just a little bit--but in a funky way. So Judy decided that it was time to have a little fun, and with the help of her biggest supporters she was given a purplish mohawk yesterday. The color is very temporary, and we already had to touch up a little this morning.

We didn't go to Waco this weekend for the race, as planned. Waco had torrential rains, so the Outback Blowout was rescheduled for next weekend. Since I will be in Germany for a few days with my dad, Judy will have to work the race by herself. We were able to snag one of the last seats on AA (think spring break and all the flights being full!), and she'll fly to Waco on Saturday morning and come back on Monday morning.

The worst of chemo #5 is behind her, it seems. This morning she is going to have her routine blood work done, and we'll see whether her booster shot of Aranesp last week has had the desired effect.

For those of you who will be in Waco next weekend, check the color of Judy's hairdo as she may go for something different by then.



Anonymous said...

Awesome girl!
Love you,
Adam, Carrie & kids

aka Kathy said...

I love it! Can't wait to see you in Waco.

Cindi said...

Cool "do" Judy!!!

Cindi :)

MichelleL said...

I am LOVING the purple mohawk! You have a lot of style little Judy! Susie, Ken and I send our best wishes and hugs! Glad chemo #5 is behind you.


Jennifer said...


You were vibrant and glowing at the race. I wanted to give you a big ol' hug. I loved the new 'do hiding under your cap.

My friend did a mohawk before chemo took her hair -- and I had to take pictures of her in public places (to shock her mom :-). I also drove her to work so a select few work friends come down to see it. We all dyed our hair in solidarity, some of us did better than others. I had a pink stripe. :-) It reminded me of that time and I almost burst into tears, part laughter and part pain -- but then I was on the line, it was time to go!

I'm going to ride RAGBRAI for Team Livestrong this summer!!! For those who have survived, those who fight and those whom we miss greatly.

With love,