April 2013

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New News

I had my 3rd treatment yesterday. I was pretty sick at the appointment, but they gave me a Ativan and all was well. =) I actually felt pretty good after that.
The only real news I have is that my next PET Scan is scheduled for May 23rd. If all goes well and the cancer has left the building I will begin radiation. If things don't look good I will start another round of Chemo. This sure is a wild ride. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2nd Chemo

Oh what fun. I need to back up just a few days or more. My last post I was telling you that I had a total of 8 infusions. Well the good news is I have a total of 4 infusions. So after today I only have 2 more. May 10th will be my last one. If all things go well. Fingers crossed. At my Chemo infusion today everything went pretty well. The D in my ABVD burned again, so they do what they call a side car or cart and dilute it so it relieves the burn. It makes it feel much better. My sweet husband went with me and behaved pretty well. I only punched him a dozen or so times. He thinks he's funny and sometimes he is. =) He was very sweet today and bought me a pretty pink pearl necklace. I can't wait to wear it. (I'm currently putting vitamin e on my war wound)

Before I have my infusions they do labs and check my blood count. I forgot to make sure I was hydrated and for the first time in my life I had to be poked twice. Ouch! It wasn't fun and I'll never do that again. They almost didn't do chemo. I'm not a Dr so I don't know exactly what it means, but my white blood count was 8.43 on March 22 and today it was 1.79. For some reason or another they just went ahead and did it. Thank goodness, I want to finish this wild ride.

Yesterday I met with the Radiology Oncologist. That was just a informative visit. They told me that they will zap both parts. One on my neck and one in the chest area. They will zap me in the front and from behind. They will also be making a little mesh mask at our next appointment. It helps me keep my head in place. I'll get to bring it home so I'll post a pick when I can. It's very weird looking. It kind of reminded me of something from a super hero movie. So as for now that is where I am. Thanks again for all the love and support. Thank you for all the service and food. Love ya!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Well That Sucks!!!

So I was just looking in this fabulous Cancer binder that I got from my Oncologist and I was going over my Chemo schedule and noticed this little notation at the bottom of each of my chemo days. It said "Chemotherapy 1A and Chemotherapy 2B" and so on. It was all a blur to me at the Doctors, but today it hit me. I have 7 more infusions. I will have my last Chemo treatment on July 5th and then three weeks of radiation. Well that means I will miss my two family reunions. Normally that would be OK to some, but I've really been looking forward to it. Since I can't go my family will have to come see me. =)

So how am I feeling after my first Chemo treatment? Like Crud. I feel nauseated and tired. I feel like someone beat me up. My bones ache. I have terrible body aches. So basically it stinks! Well here's to seven more. =)