Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday 22 October 2009 Cycle Six Day Fifteen Treatment Three

Thursday 22 October 2009
Cycle Six Day Fifteen Treatment Three

My original appointment was scheduled for 9:30 AM but due to a *new computer program* on Tuesday 20 October 2009 they called me to moved my appointment up to 4:30 PM, I argued with them that I have been told in the past that if my Chemo was not started by 4:00 PM that I couldn’t have it that day. I called back on Wednesday 21 October 2009 and talked to Barbara Dradi to verify that my appointment was indeed at 4:30 PM and that they would not have a problem with it. Then about 4:30 that same afternoon they called and asked me to come in at 3:30 PM instead.

Thursday 22 October 2009 I checked in at the clinic about 3:10 PM for my 3:30 PM appointment. I was finally called back at 4:30 PM, with some song and dance about my orders not having been signed yet. Did you have your labs drawn? Yes yesterday oooh k.finally got my treatment and out of there about 6:00 PM---wasn’t as bad as the person in the chair next to me (happen to be my dog’s vet) she had been there since 2:30 and taken back just shortly before I was. She was still there when I left but was about to be sprung in the next 10 min or so.

Got the results of my bone scan back-----There is no significant change fron the previous examination.

Quote of the week: Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thursday 15 October 2009 Cycle Six; Day Eight; Treatment Two

This was just a treatment week, means I didn’t see the Dr. Just received treatment. The Gemza that I’m getting this time really stung going in this week. Not sure why some weeks sting less than others but hey that seems to be the way it goes.

Keep-Her and I are back to using the treadmill, at least she's still walking with me. Some days we go out and walk between rain storms, rather than on the treadmill.

Quote of the Week:

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.~~ Buddha

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday 08 October 2009 Cycle Six Day One Treatment One

This week was Doctor Appointment week, as it is at the beginning of every cycle. Last week he had a CT Scan ordered to see how things are progressing. Well the good news is it’s *stable* in other words nothing new. No shrinkage but also no new growth, so Chemo is at least holding it at bay and keeping it under control??

Amber went to Hawaii for a week’s vacation (during my *off* week) and had a great time. It was a well deserved rest for her. She’s been a great help to me here.

It rained a fair amount while she was gone, so the walking sort of got put on hold. I’m going to have to get the Treadmill out of storage and start walking on it again. Not sure what Amber, Sarah and or the Dogs are going to do for exercise.

Sarah is still with me and helping me a lot also. I really appreciate her being here to help, even with the **teenage attitude** that comes out every here and there .

This weeks QUOTE:----Every day think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. ~ The XIV Dalai Lama


Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday 02 October 2009 Cycle Five Day Twenty-two Treatment NONE--OFF WEEK

Since it's my *OFF* week there's nothing much to report here.

This weeks quote
What can’t be cured must be endured. Time and patience will make them easy
~~Author Unknown