Hello! This is Corine Cerny, Dawn's mom, stepping in here for Ashley. :-)
Dawn just celebrated her Birthday (January 15th), two days after the third chemo session! (Happy Birthday to Dawn!😜) Thank you, all, who are supporting her in your own loving style. (Food, prayers, cards, flowers, phone calls, spa items, hats, socks...and more!) I'm blown away with the outpouring of love sent her way. ❤️ Love expressed is the BEST medicine, I say!!
Update on Dawn's progress...
We are half way through chemo treatment. YAY Three down, three to go! (The next treatment is scheduled for February 3rd). The impact of each treatment is pretty much the same: nausea, gut discomfort, fuzzy brain, increased hair loss, (She still looks beautiful!), pretty good appetite, which is amazing due to everything else, and an extreme loss of energy which results in her "dozing" throughout the day. This continues for about two weeks. The third week she starts feeling "good", (not sure how to define "good", here). Then, she gears up for the next chemo infusion. 😤
She wants you, all, to know how much she loves and appreciates your interest in her well being! Since she also has a 7 year old, Graham, who is schooling from home on Zoom, AND two classes she is teaching at Seattle University, it can be a challenge for her to respond to you when you reach out to her. Of course, you all understand that!