Thursday, November 19, 2009


I know that I have told you all that I would keep you updated as I could. I do have good days and some not so good days--but no super super bad days as of yet. I got my second round of chemo this week which finished up on Wed. and will continue to get that 3 days in a row every 3 weeks for 4 more rounds.. I also started radiation this past Monday and will receive that 2x daily for 3 1/2 weeks.

I did get a good report from the radiation oncologist as he reported to us that the tumor has already begun to shrink, which is very good news this early in the treatment.

Last week I felt pretty yucky--white blood count was low and received daily shots of leukine for that. Then I slept the whole weekend away and when labs were drawn on this past Monday it was found that I was anemic with a hgb. of 9.8--since my insurance pays for procrit I was give a dose of that--and felt great by that evening--it works well and fast.

Of course I no longer have hair--and darling hubby took me today and we purchased a cranial prosthesis aka a wig. Insurance will pay for that. It is a little lighter than my real color, and I have a feeling that when my real hair comes back it may get dyed to this color as I like it very much.

All in all for the most part I am holding up pretty well--Our God is taking good care of Dave and I.

Dave also is doing well and is such a great support to myself and I don't know what I would do without him.

I truly hope that I remembered to tell you all everything that I wanted to--if not until next time.