This is Farrah Faucet, and my moms, Sharon and Dr. Robin, are helping me provide my own latest update.
I had a set-back one month after my radiation therapy. I got pretty dull, I was tired all the time, and I wasn’t very interested in my friends or family. A slight increase in my prednisolone dose (a steroid) really helped, and within 4 days I felt much better – - back to walking 3 – 4 miles every morning. Hurrah!
Because I lost weight around the time of my radiation therapy, I had the chance to eat almost 2000 calories a day for nearly a month. That was the greatest eating extravaganza of my life! Now that my weight is normal again, I’m back on regular rations – - bummer.
One of my concerns is that my radiation therapy will cause me to go blind. If that happens I’m sure I will be fine, but I know my moms are worried. I’m a Golden, though, and Goldens are pretty adaptable.
So, in light of my illness I have pledged to help save lives from cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life here in Windsor, Colorado on Friday 27 July 2012. My Relay team is called “Farrah’s Friends” and I am determined to make a difference as the team captain. I have set a personal goal to raise $5000 and I hope you will support me. You can use this link to visit my personal page at the Relay for Life website in order to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation:
If you prefer, you can send a check made out to American Cancer Society to me c/o Windsor Veterinary Clinic, 415 Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550.
Finally, my mom, Sharon, is willing to create a personalized luminaria if you would like to contribute that way. For a minimum donation of $10 per luminaria, you can send a photo of a cancer survivor or a lost loved one (human or animal) and Sharon will personalize a luminaria to line the walking trail at the Relay. Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society, and Sharon needs the photos by July 20th.
Lots of doggy love,