Nikki - thanks! You are very very right about students being more supportive than staff - it's the ol' work thing - burn out, pride, anger, envy, jealousy - all the stuff of any work environment - but the students are not 'burned out' yet - but anyway - shaved at school assembly - that's a cool one - talk about instructional in health education, resilience, chemistry...a lot of these students on the planet now will be researchers - they will be the ones developing the chemo drugs that kill only cancer cells and not healthy cells. Well this time I am NOT shaving my head. I had a different attitude last fall when I did it - now I want every hair that is there. ha ha. I can use scarves again if I have too or with cold weather fun hats with animals. ha ha. I have NO idea how long I will be on Topotecan - how long have you been on it? I have to hand it to my doc while I HATE spending the night at the hospital - he is being very cautious to see how I react. A 45 min drip is HEAVEN compared to 14 hours. I feel better now - I put on some Debussy, made breakfast, packed my backpack, and may leave early and take a bicycle ride around the park before I go to school :-) xo H.N.