Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday 29 December 2011

Well I’ve had my *Bard Power Port* port-a-cath in exactly 30 days today, so it’s time to go and have it “flushed” to be sure that it’s still open and not clogged up yet. It has been very little trouble, except at night when I sleep. Because I sleep on my right side the weight of my breast pulls on it. I was told today that as it “seats” itself it will no longer do that. One can hope.

Next Thursday I start the new Chemotherapy regime.

Here is wishing you all an Healthy Year in the coming new year and that I’ll finally kick this thing in the “butt”

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK; Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. -- Lou Erickso

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday 02 December 2011

I’m recovering nicely from my “minor” surgery of having the port-a-cath implanted into my body. The part that bothers me the most so far is where the actual catheter part goes into the itches like the dickens but I'm trying really hard NOT to scratch it. the tightness in my neck has let up I still feel the weight of my breast pulling on it when I bend over---hopefully that'll let up here soon We will start the new chemotherapy drug around the end of the year as my primary oncologist is off to Argentina for the holidays. Yeah I get to enjoy Christmas dinner, like I did Thanksgiving dinner. Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Home again. Surgery went well, and so far little to no side effects from the anesthesia, like I've had in the past.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday 28 November 2011

Wow I can’t believe that it’s been over a month since I wrote on my blog.

I hope that you all had a good Thanksgiving.

On 10 November I saw the surgeon about having a port implanted so that I can start some harsher Chemotherapy treatments. (Oh joy---can’t you tell I’m thrilled?) So that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29 November 2011 (oh that’s tomorrow) hopefully in the morning hours. Won’t know time till the day before, the unknown......drives me nuts.

Fast forward to today and about noon they finally called to tell me that I have a 7:00AM date with them. With surgery to be about 9:00 AM which should last about an hour with an hour in recovery, so they think I should be home by noon. They don’t know me-----so we’ll see I promise I’ll try hard to be good.

I don’t know how soon we start the new Chemotherapy drug, I’ll try to keep you updated as I know.

Quote of the week: It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.~~Naomi Williams, Body, Mind and Spirit

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday 20 October 2011

Nothing much to report here on the Cancer/chemo front.

Went to the doctor finally about my right wrist The good/bad news that he tells me, is that its most likely torn ligaments, to wear the brace/splint for a couple of weeks and if it's not better to come back and see him again.

The other day the dogs were racing to the back door to see who could get there first. Keep-Her tried to take a short cut----she and I collided and well now I have a broken pinky toe. Trust me this is worse that a "sore thumb" as it catches on EVERY thing.
Today cause I felt like it was time to do something different, I went and had my hair styled again. Yes at the moment I have hair again. Wonder how long that will last. Quote of the week: Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.-- Shari R. Barr

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cycle Ten ---- Not Happening

Thursday 06 October 2011

Saw Dr R today and the news was not good. But then I already knew what he was going to say as I can SEE the tumor under my arm and watching it grow was not a good sign. It has made a lot of progress in the last 3.5 years in shrinking. It was to the point where the goose egg was down to about the size of a humming bird egg. In other words I could not longer see it and had to actually feel for it. But it has now grown to the size of a large hen egg and I can see it quite easily-----don’t have to feel around for it. The one in my breast is also more readily felt again also. He kept saying “but the bone scan was good it showed nothing new so that’s good news.”

So in order to start chemotherapy drug #5 I have to have a Portacath put in, as we are getting into so heavy duty drugs that can do more damage to the skin if the drug were to come into contact with it. Oh yeah!!! I am not looking forward to having another huge lump on my body. This portacath is surgically implanted into my chest wall and inserted directly into the subclavian vein. The one that the surgeon showed me is about the size of a quarter in diameter and about the height of a stack of about a $1.00 worth.

Nothing has been scheduled yet so who know when we start all this fun stuff.

So that’s the news on the home front here.

Amber and I are getting settled into our new home slowly but surely. The unpacking seems to take a lot longer than the original packing up of stuff. We are enjoying our new house and the neighbourhood. We have a park (Risley Park) that is about ¼ mile away and it has a ¼ mile walking path on it. The dogs love it. They (city/county) are putting in a walking trail (called trolley trail) that is about two blocks from here and it will go for several miles. I believe that it will eventually connect to the “spring water” trail and to the walking path that goes along side of the I-205 freeway.

Quote of the week

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways. -- Anonymous