Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cycle Four Week One Thursday 31 March 2011

Cycle Four Week One Thursday 31 March 2011

Saw Dr R today. Got the results of my CT Scan that was done last Thursday 24 March 2011. Drum roll please!!!!! The tumor has shrunk dramatically and there is no new growth anywhere. So in spite of the side effects that Dr R feels I’m handling well we are good to go for another cycle and hopefully the end is in site from all this chemotherapy. (one can always hope)

Quote of the week

"I might not be someone's first choice, but I am a great choice. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, because I'm good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I've done in the past.. but I'm proud of who I am today. Take me as I am...or watch me as I walk away.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birthday Thanks to all

I made it to another one of these days!! What a ride it's been. happy to be here to celebrate it with family and friends. I share the day with my Daughter Roxanne (had her on my 22nd Birthday so since I GAVE it to her I am still only 22 this year.

I want to take this time to thank all my supporters you know who you are. your support and friendship has been invaluable to me over the last three years. I do hope and pray along with you all that the end of the battle is close (as in CURE) I'm NOT ready to check out no way no how no no no. I just want to be done with the Cancer fellow and get on with my life again

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cycle Three Week Three Thursday 17 March 2011

I’ve completed Cycle Three chemotherapy treatment, so now I get a two week long “Rest Week”. OK well so not entirely a “rest” week in that on Thursday 24 March 2011 I’m to have another CT Scan to see how well things are progressing. The good news is, from my personal checking the drug is working GREAT the tumor has shrunk the most it ever has. . The bad news is I developed a new wrinkle in the Chemo treatment. one of the major side effect reared it's ugly head.......I have very very red and sore feet. I've been putting cream on them at night as I went to bed----one night I forgot to do that, so now they are very red, and painful to walk on (it’s like I’ve been walking on HOT sand in my bare feet).----Had to get the W/C out as my feet are that bad, problem is my hands are also tender so can't really use them on the wheels to propel myself around. I think I need a pair of riding gloves to protect my hands. Today after being off them for quite a few hours and three times putting the cream on them they feel a lot better and I'm at least able to walk little bits without pain (like to potty) as my wheelchair does NOT fit thru that door-----of course the ONE door in the house that the wheelchair doesn't go thru----naturally Now this weekend I have developed GI problems (diaherra) and have to stick close to that room that the wheelchair doesn’t fit into

But I will survive this also.:-)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cycle Three Week Two Thursday 10 March 2011

I'm tired, exhausted and cold all the time. Oh yeah I have notice that by the end of the 2nd week I do also tend to get cranky and more easily ticked off at others. Otherwise I'm hanging in there and surviving. other than that nothing much to report.
Quote for the week
"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited
time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is
up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was
the only one we had."

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cycle Three Week One Tuesday 01 March 2011

Saw Dr R. Today and he agreed that the primary tumor has shrunk, my lab values continue to be within the normal range and that I’m to start cycle three on Thursday according to our normal schedule. I’m to get a CT scan done during this cycle before my next office visit.