Friday, January 30, 2009

round 8

I have felt surprisingly good this week. Was pretty tired on Wednesday and so I had my friend Lori drive me to the onc to have my pump removed. Didn't think I was up to driving myself. Although after I felt good enough to have her take me to the fabric store! Woohoo! Added fleece to my stash. Don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but it was a good price!

Yesterday I slept until about noon. After that I felt pretty good. Surprisingly good for a Thursday because in the past Thursday has been my worst day. I'm lucky to have the energy and feel good enough to take a shower usually. Felt way better than that last night. Not 100%, but not like I was sick either.

Today so far I'm feeling ok. Going to Asheville tonight to see my friend Leslie :) Woohoo! Haven't seen her in way too long! Then tomorrow gonna go throw money away in the casino. Not too much. It's not gambling, I'm going to spend money in casino. I doubt that I'll come out with more than I go in with! Then we'll go to Biltmore for a little bit and come home tomorrow night. Looking forward to it. Next weekend we go to Hilton Head! From one end of the state to the other!

Only 4 more treatments to go! Woohoo! getting there. Thank you all for your continued prayers both for my healing and peace for my hubby and I. I couldn't do this without all of you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chemo day 8 - 2/3 of the way through!!! Woohoo

Had chemo day 8 yesterday.  On a very sad note Harold, a very wonderful gentleman that I used to work with, lost his wife of 42 years to a brain tumor on January 15.  Please keep him in your prayers.  I saw him at the chemo room because he has been fighting blood clots in his legs and lungs and goes there for blood work.  HE's a very nice man and taught me all i needed to know about fish camps, what to do when they call for snow - run to the store for bread and milk - and just all kinds of other fun things southern. 

As for me the MRI was fine.  I do actually have a brain and  there isn't anything there that shouldn't be!  The CT scan didn't show much difference, but somehow the timeing of when the contrast hit the liver to when they took the picture was different but what they could see shows a little shrinkage and no growth. 

My CEA level is now down to 12!!!  the lower that number is the less activity I have.  It started at 93!!

The oncologist also believes that after the chemo is over (March 23 should be the last!) that the surgeon will be able to go in and cut out all remaining tumors and I will be cancer free!  Lets keep praying for a good result! 

It all looks good.  And I think you all for keeping on your prayer lists.  I know the reason I am healing with so little problem is that God is healing me!!!  And please pray for peace for Mark.  He is handling this remarkably well, but I know it's harder on him than he lets on. 

Love you all!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Update 1/23/09

Long time since I updated this. Just to let you know this has been a really good week for me. I have felt like a "normal" human being. Actually managed to get my sewing room cleaned out! What a disaster that was. I've been piling things in there for over a month. But it's done now and I actually can tell what I have! Was nice sewing today in a nice clean room!

I have chemo round 8 on Monday. Then I have an appointment with my oncologist to find out the results of the MRI and CT scan done 2 weeks ago. I'm sure that will be good news.

I saw my surgeon Monday the 19th and he said the CT scan showed a little improvement, but not a lot. He thinks that by the time my 12 treatments are done that the tumors in the liver should be small enough for him to go in and cut the rest out and then I will be cancer free. We are praying for that!

I'll update this Monday after I see my oncologist!