Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Have SURVIVED !!!!!!!

I know it's been a little while since I've updated my blog....sorry.  Chemo is a thing of the past (deep sigh).  It sounds so good to say that.  I still feel fatigued easily but getting stronger every day.  I will see the doctor every 3 months for the first year and have blood work done to watch my liver counts and cancer marker numbers. 

This Saturday is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  I am so proud of our little school (ECC team) who has raised over $1,500 for the cure.  My friends have designed a T-shirt honoring myself and a fellow co-worker and co-survivor, Eva.  I think our team has over 35 people at last count.  We are going to have so much fun, I'm so excited and honored.   I'm not brave enough to attempt the 5K, still too soon for that.... I'll be walking the 1 mile family fun walk.  Pray the rain holds off until after the race.

We had a wonderful Easter.  Spent the weekend with family in Tulsa.  Our 3 year old grandson had such a good time and is so stinkin cute, he loves hanging out with Mimi and Pappy. I have to admit that he wore me smack out though, lol.  If I could have 1/100th of his energy I would be good.  I will have him for a week in June so I better be working on my strength or I'll never make it.

I will try and update my blog occasionally and check in with everyone.  I will be working on losing some weight and building my stamina, walking and bike riding.  Wishing each of you health and happiness.  Until next time, may God bless and watch over you.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The End's In Sight....

Hello to all family and friends.  It's been almost a week since my last treatment and I'm finally feeling almost human again.  Boy this Taxol is some really mean stuff.  It beats you to the ground and then backs over you with a semi truck.  I don't know how someone that's really elderly and frail could tolerate going through this treatment, my heart really goes out to them. 

Now the good news..... only ONE MORE treatment.  Mark your calendars..... "Wednesday, April 13th"... everyone say a little prayer thanking God for getting me through this nightmare.  The really crazy thing is, although I'm very excited about being through with chemo, I'm also very nervous and uneasy at the same time.  That sounds nuts, I know.  While this "poison" makes me sick, at least I feel protected knowing it's killing the cancer.  I can't seem to shake the feeling that this evil stuff is going to come back.  I guess that's normal and will get better with time, but I'm so nervous......and for those that know me, I'm not the nervous-nellie type.  I really even had second thoughts about writing about these feelings but they're there and are real.  I'm going to work extra hard at cherishing my accomplishments and many blessings.  Please pray God rains peace over me. 

I'm not sure what the plans are after chemo is over, I guess we'll discuss that at my last treatment.  I have been advised to keep my infusion port for at least 6 months, "just in case".  That kind of makes your heart sink but I'll take their advice and keep it.  I'm looking forward to warm weather, bike riding, motorcycle riding, long walks, gardening, fishing and HAIR, lol. 

I hope this finds all of you happy and healthy.  Love to all and until next time God bless.