Though not offically in regards to weight (but still kind of) I thought I would chart my journey through cancer. I was diagnosed with Large B-cell Lymphompa on August 28, 2003. I think that it was truly a blessing for me to find this board when I did, because I lost over 35 pounds before I was diagnosed, and I felt great, and I am sure that will help with all I am going to go through. I started my chemotherapy yesterday (September 25). I am doing a form of chemo referred to as CHOP (each letter is one of the drugs involved). Thankfully, I have a very supportive husband and family. I am a trifle worried about my 10 year old stepdaughter (she is at our house every weekend, except for when my DH has Drill Weekends for the Air National Guard), as I am not sure how she is going to take this. Her dad and I got together right after she turned 5, and she just turned 10 in August. I did see a flyer at the doctor's office yesterday for a Kids with Parents with Cancer group that might be good for her. DS4 is too young to really understand what is going on, he just knows he is going to be mommy's big helper. My chemo lasted all day yesterday. I have yet to get sick yet, and hopefully that will remain the case. My doctor did infom me that younger patients (I just turned 27) tend to get sicker easier, because their "gag reflex" is younger. Great, just what I need. Shouldn't be that bad though, I was sick for all nine months when I was pregnant with DS. Plus, I was prescribed quite a bit of anti-nausea medication (not the cheapest thing either, one prescription was $54 for 3 pills, and the other was $89 for 15 pills, and that was AFTER insurance paid their 80%!). Just trying to take things slow, and one day at a time.