Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week Two Drug #6 Thursday 23 February 2012

Short and sweet nothing much to tell. :-)

I’ve been on this new drug for a week now, so far nothing really to untoward to report. Still tired, but continue to get out and walk daily, weather permitting. Oh yes the dreaded “Mini Tropical vacations” have returned. (otherwise known as hot & cold flashes).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cycle TWO Week Three/Cycle One Week One Thursday 16 February 2012

Yes you read that right.!!! Drug #6 starting

Cycle TWO Week Three Thursday 16 February 2012


It is obvious that the drug is not touching the tumor, at least not enough to be palpated.

So we have a new drug to try Lab work continues to be good.

Cycle ONE Week ONE Thursday 16 February 2012

Saw Dr R today and the news really wasn’t very good. He asked as usual how or IF I thought the drug was working. I said well IF it’s working it’s very slow and maybe slight changes in the tumor. He agreed with me that the tumor was NOT shrinking as we had hoped. So we have decided to change to drug #6 this one is suppose to works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes. This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.” It also could be a slower acting one. The good news is that it’s another “pill” form so I don’t have to go in for treatment. I still have to go in monthly and have my “port” flushed.

So there you have it

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cycle TWO Week Three Thursday 09 February 2012

This is my week off (for good behaviour?) you’ve got to be kidding right? why start now being good eh?

I've been having a lot of vertigo problems with this new drug or could be the Heparin, which is keeping Keep-Her on her guard so she is right there right now "arguing" with me as to whether or not I'm going to "sit" or “fall” down (cause I wouldn't listen to her) then she snickers at me (I swear she does) then she helps me up, once she is sure that the vertigo has passed. I think this is Keep-Her's saying (thank you FB friends for posting on their site and allowing me to share with others)

Amber says it’s funny to watch the two of us argue. Yes it seems that either way Keep-Her wins the argument and get’s to smile at a job well done.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cycle TWO Week Two Thursday 02 February 2012

I had my Chemo treatment today. Other than feeling a little bloated this evening I don’t feel to bad. (shhh not even the usual headache)

Keep-Her and I continue to walk daily between 15,000 and 20,000 steps a day, (approximately 6-12miles) some days are more than 20,000, Chemo day usually lucky to get in 10,000 steps, as it takes a big chunk of time out of my day. They don’t like us to “pace” when we are hooked up to their machines . I’ve taken to pacing in the hallway while I wait for them today I didn’t get a chance to.

Quote of the Week:
The happiest of people don't necessary have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way".."Hieronymous Anonymous."