Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas Shopping!

The Christmas season is fast approaching and I wanted to give you guys a few suggestions as you plan your Christmas shopping. All these fine gifts can be purchased at .


The 2010 "Colondar" features 13 survivors of colorectal cancer. You will be inspired by their stories as you are reminded to be screened for colorectal cancer.

Wipe out Colorectal Cancer Toilet Paper! Who wouldn't want to have this for Christmas?

This blue ribbon represents the fight to find a cure for colorectal cancer. You can wear this pin in honor or memory of those you love whose lives have been forever changed by this disease. 

The Colon Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of colorectal cancer in out-of-the-box ways.  Their goals are to "educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it's appropriate for them." Your support will help them achieve these goals!

Blood Count Update: I saw the oncologist today and had my blood drawn, again. My blood counts are still low, which was expected as a result of my last chemo treatment. However they have not dropped as low as they did after the first treatment. My total white blood cell count was 2.8 today. It needs to be 3.0 in order for me to safely receive my next chemo treatment on Monday. The neutrophil count was 0.82 today and it needs to get up to 1.0. The doctor is confident that the levels will be where we need them to be by Monday. Please keep praying that they will. In the meantime, I will continue to quarantine myself as much as possible! It's no fun to be home all the time missing my friends, and missing out on so many things! But, on the positive side, my desk is now clean, stacks of paperwork are getting filed, and the kitchen counters have been cleared off. My closet can't be far behind... or... maybe it can! 


  1. I soooo wanted to buy you some of that toliet paper...but they are OUT OF STOCK!! LOL!

    I AM encouraged that they still have the travel size available! Maybe for our Christmas party....hmmmm.....lololol!!!

  2. Thank you for your sweet note yesterday. We are praying for you daily, and will believe in faith that the counts will be where they need to be on Monday.

  3. The only thing that came to mind as I read this blog was that, wow, Laura needs to be on the calendar for 2011. I expect to see you on it and of course there will be a little blurb about your book.

    I pray your count will be exactly as it should be and I feel confident it will be.