Friday, March 30, 2012

Another Good Thursday!

I had another good chemo yesterday. I did have some minor side effects, but it's going away now. I actually had an interview yesterday for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. It went pretty well. I'll send you the link when it's finished.

I know it sounds contrite, but thank you all so much for your prayers for me and my family! We really appreciate it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Day!

Sure-that title could mean a lot of happy things, but to me it meant finally getting on my chemo! I had a couple of weeks of delay since my platelets were low, but they are back and I was ready to roll! Thankfully I have a great nurse who pre-drugged me before and gave me good directions to stay ahead of my nausea
(which meant another lorazepam for the ride home!). I've been able to handle this new chemo quite well, other than yesterday where I was a bit sick in the morning. Now I have the same appointment next week- Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!

And now I'm just watching "Bomba The Jungle Boy" movie with my mom. Can this day get much better?? :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Same as Last Week

Unfortunately, my platelets levels are not high enough to do the chemo this week either. I am a little bit bummed out! Hopefully, they'll be at the right level next week! If not, someone is going down! :)

Please continue to pray that these numbers will rise! Thank you.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Change of Plans...Again!

So I found out this morning that my platelet levels are too low to do the chemo today. I will get my blood tested again on Monday and hopefully start next week. I am a little disappointed to not be starting now, but at least I can enjoy a sixty degree day!

I had my lumbar puncture yesterday. It went fine, as long as lumbar punctures go! I got one of the residents that has definitely improved since I first had him. And the technician knew I was a little tense and started giving me margarita recipes to try out when I can drink again. True-it doesn't make me forget that there is a needle in my spinal cord, but I appreciate her effort all the same! :)

My family has a sick sense of humor and finds the funny in weird situations.  So, of all things, the Obama campaign called for me yesterday to ask me to join their campaign. My mom answered and said that since I'll be starting chemo, I'll probably not be the best campaigner for them. The lady on the phone totally flipped out, asked how I was doing, and ended with offering positive thoughts and prayers for me. Not sure the lady wasn't even crying!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This Week

This is going to be a crazy week! I have a lumbar puncture tomorrow, which I'm not looking forward to. Thank God for lidocaine (I sincerely mean that!)! I also have to get my lungs checked out tomorrow before I start the chemo. Kinda scary that they are checking my lungs this time! It makes me start to wonder about what is in the chemo!

So I go back up on Thursday for the chemo. I don't really know much more than that now. I just ask for prayer that I would handle the chemo well and that it would work! I'd really like a "time-out" from treatment, its only been about 11 years! :)