October to December 2005- Cancer Resconstruction Time!
At this point I was going through the reconstruction process which is kind of painful and meant I had to go to the doctor every two weeks for injections. I worked though. And when I had appointments I would go see Craig Ferguson’s show and laugh, though I would be in so much pain. His comedian Chucky B and I have the same birthday.
During this time I was fighting to pay my own rent, car insurance, food and not give up what I was doing and also trying to take as little as possible from what others would call family and to me was a vice around my neck and hope and me being me.
10/03/05 Restaurant Patron Inconceivable 11.5 hours
10/5/05 The L Word 9.4 hours (I was a producer executive. I remember because the AD kept calling me his favorite producer or something like that.)
10/07/05 NOlita restaurant Kitchen Confidential 12.1 hours
10/10/05 Good Germain fitting (though I thought I did not have one and remember being rushed to set.)
10/11/05 Shopper Windfall 8 hours (I was recalled to this and got a SAG voucher my last day. Voucher Number 4.)
10/11/05 Modern Men 8 hours. I think one of these days must have been short and I got lucky. It did happen though rare.
10/13/05 Boston Legal 13.5 hours
10/14/05 Nolita Kitchen confidential 12.5 hours
10/16/05 Commercial 8 hours
10/17/05 Pedestrian/ Reporter In Justice 9.4 hours
10/18/05 Lawyer Windfall 13.2 hours
10/19/05 Lawyer (UNION) Windfall 8 hours
10/21/05 Good German 8 hours My first day on set I remember I was escorted by a crew person I knew and it was strange because these people in a tour bus took my picture. Not sure who they thought I was. I ended up in the hero group around the leads, including Clooney for like a week. I wondered if the production knew I had lost my breasts. I know some people were upset with this. I have learned not to be upset about that. There is the tale of the man who one day in a metro train was being bothered by kids and he told the father to stop them. The father told the man he did not know what to do with them. Their mother died today. I did not think I deserved to be there. I was grateful for the work and I know I looked like crap. At the same time, this was my second film with Clooney and he was starting to impress me allot. At the same time I am a mess and well I figured I was a charity case to them at this point. At least for this one gig anyways. the others, I earned them. I worked hard even when I was sick. At the same time I don’t think they knew.
10/24/05 Courthouse Close to Home 8 hours (I knew some crew on this one and I was never officially a regular but when ever they needed someone I could usually work it.)
10/25/05 Good German 10 hours
10/26/05 Gray’s Anatomy 13.7 hours
10/28/05 Logan Press 24 8 hours
10/31/05 Good German 8 hours
11/01/05 Good German 10.3 hours
11/02/05 Good German 9.5 hours
11/03/05 Good German 8 hours
11/07/05 Jake in Progress 13.3 hours
11/08/05 Bobby 12.5 hours
11/11/05 Grays Anatomy 9.4 hours
11/12/05 Bobby 11.75 hours
11/?/05 Bobby 15 hours
11/14/05 Grey’s Anatomy 8.2 hours
11/15/05 Bobby 11 hours
11/16/05 Bobby 12.5 hours
11/19/05 September 10.6 hours
11/20/06 September 11.5 hours
I had my final Surgery for my cancer the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I got my new boobs.
11/29/05 Courtroom Close to Home 12 hours
11/30/05 Courtroom Close to home 13.2 hours?
12/2/05 Jake in Progress 8 hours
12/5/05 Boston Legal 8.7 hours
12/6/05 Boston Legal 10.3 hours
12/07/05 Airport Atmosphere Jenna Elfman Show 8 hours (I remember they did not like me here.)
12/08/05 Logan Press 24 8 hours
12/09/05 CSI NY 8 hours
12/12/05 Parishioner Desperate Housewives 9 hours
12/13/05 Invasion 8 hours
12/14/05 The Unit 8 hours (They were happy and not happy to have me this day. Like I seriously swear I heard a cast member say I was not supposed to be there and they would not use me on camera. They actually blew up a reception room that day with everyone in it. I worked it later as a military person/ wife.)
12/15/05 Cold Case 9.5 hours
12/16/05 Press Conference Hannah Montana 9.8 hours
12/20/05 Commercial 12.3 hours
12/21/05 Commercial 10 hours
12/22/05 Party guest Arrested Development 8.3 hours
12/27/05 Gray’s Anatomy 8 hours
12/29/05 Commercial 8 hours