Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cold January Wednesday

I didn't go to work this morning. My husband and I had some business to take care of. It wasn't pleasnt business thats for sure. I've decided to be honest in my blog.Including the difficult aspects of my life. This has nothing to do with cancer treatment but having cancer and being out of work for months at a time caused us to get behind on our house payments. So we had to go to court for a foreclosure hearing today. We have about a month to try to come to terms in some way with the mortgage
company or move. I don't know what we are going to do. But we'll move if we have to.It's hard because we've been here for about 14 years. But maybe moving won't be so bad. A diferent place might be a good thing. Who knows?

Friday, January 1, 2010


I hope everyone who reads this has a blessed and wonderful year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hello everyone. So sorry I haven't been a very good blogger. I'll try to do better.
I have been feeling so good lately that at times I even forget about having cancer.
I'm glad of that even if it is temporary! I was reading my PET&CT scan results and apparently
there was a spot on my lung that I wasn't aware of! The doc said that it too has gotten smaller.
Thats good but worrisome.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thak You GOD!

Yes! Thanks to GOD! I went to my cancer doctor today. He had the PET and CT scan results. He reviewed the scans with me and my honey and compared the scans taken right after my surgery with the recent ones. They showed that cancer cells in my pelvic region, up near my abdomen,and on my lung were shrinking and seem to be healing! Isn't that great!This is the best news that I've had in 2 years! He said that everything is going good. He is going to keep an eye on me. So I will have to have PET and CT scans made again around March but no more colonoscopies. My colon has no more cancer! I am so happy! I hope and pray everyone gets good news too!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

After Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I did. My honey, my son, my daughter and her family, and my mother,2 sisters and their families got together! My sister T,s church let us borrow there social hall to meet at. Everyone brought something and I ate too much of course! I enjoyed watching my grandkids play and romp with their cousins. It was the first time we had done that.My 2 brothers did not get to come so maybe we all can for Christmas. Hope so.I worked the day before the holiday. I'd been feeling ok. But during the dinner I started getting sick at my stomach. We had to leave a little early. My mom came home with us for a few days. She wanted to go to the doctor with me to get my PET,CT results this monday but I had to change the appt. to tuesday or I would lose holiday pay. It was good to have her here for a few days anyhow.

Friday, November 20, 2009

November Friday

I have been looking over all the information that I was given for all the medications I recieved during chemo. I was getting Venofer for iron deficiency and Aranesp to help my bone marrow create more red blood cells. My 1st treatment was on the 23rd of July of this year. I had my 1st cancer surgery in Feb. 2008. The cancer was removed and my colon was resectioned. I was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.Then in Oct. of 2008 I had a colonoscopy and they found just some polyps and diverticuli. My doctor removed the polyps. I started gradually having a few problems that I didn't think were related to my cancer. I went to my colon surgeon and he said that it didn't sound like a colon problem. He was right about that. I went to get a check-up with my family doc. He is the one that actually sent me to get all the test that found the colon cancer. Well I had a pap test and he said everything looked fine. Then he started pressin on my stomach and he said girl what have you done! Actually scared the crap out of me! Well after that he set me up for this scan and that scan. This time I was sent to the Cancer Center. They found a tumor as big as a football from my ovaries down into my pelvis. No wonder that I had gained weight. Anyway this was removed in June2009. Then I started my chemotherapy 6 weeks later. I was getting ELOXATIN with 2 other anti-cancer drugs: 5-fluorouracil(5-FU) and Leucovorin to prevent my cancer from spreading.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Evening

I went for my labwork yesterday. I must have been more nervous about going back to the doctor than I thought. All the night before I had such a headache. I tried sleeping it away but that didn't work. So I took some aspirins. That helped, but I could still feel the headache hanging around waiting to come back. And it did. So I ended up not working yesterday. And I really wanted to at least get in half a day. They are being so nice about everything at work,when I need to be absent and leave early. And I really appreciate that.
Everything went well at the cancer center. The people there are so nice. It kinda seemed strange using my port for my bloodwork. But I thank God for having it. It is so much less painful than having to be stuck by needles. My veins roll. They never used to do that for the occasional times that I had blood tests before but after getting stuck so many times they sure do now. Well next monday will be the PET and CT scans. I pray for a good report.