Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beautiful Fall Sunday

I've had a pretty relaxing day at home. We finally got some sunshine. It's been cloudy and rainy for weeks it seems. I can tell that I'm getting stonger since I stopped taking the chemo. I worked for 38hrs. this past week and the week before. Something I just could not do while taking treatments. They told me at the cancer center that some people have no trouble working during their treatments. Kinda made me feel like a wuss. I really believe that the treatments were going to kill me before the cancer.
Anyway, Iam just sitting here on this computer with my kitten in my lap. Every time I start to type she climbs in my lap and goes to sleep.
This weekend I've started looking at some other blogs. Cancer affects us all in many different ways,I know, but a lot of symptoms are the same. My doctor has already said that since my cancer had spread that they cannot tell me that I can ever be cancer free.again and have to live with it as I can. Reading other blogs makes me feel that I'm not so alone.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Haven't had time to write anything lately. It took over 2 weeks without the chemo for me to feel anything near able to go back to work. I went back on Sept. 14th. I don't know if the cancer responded to the treatments or not but it feels so good just to feel sorta normal for a while. Anyway, I need my insurance. Lose my job-lose my insurance. Sad but true.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I decided to stop taking chemo 2 weeks ago. It was making so sick. I discussed this with my husband and of course, my doctor. He was very compassionate and understanding about it. I still have my port and they are keeping a close watch on me. It's just so good to start feeling better, at least as long as I can.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

...symptoms that I tried to ignore. I was afraid I guess. Eventually I started bleeding when I went to the bathroom. I told my husband and we decided I better go to my doctor. That was in February 2008. Since then I've had a tumor removed from my colon and in June of 2009 I had to have a hysterectomy because the cancer had spread to my ovaries. I just want to say that anyone having the symptoms of colon cancer should not put off getting a colonoscopy. When found early colon cancer can be cured. As for me I have been really blessed. When I had my Pet and CT scans there were only some microscopic cells found. I had 3 chemotherapy sessions. The chemo made me so sick. My husband has been there with me every operation, every chemo. It's been pretty hard on him. He's so good to me. Even when I've slept all day because of medication. Or talked too much. Also because of medication. I hope that he knows how much that I love him...

Friday, September 4, 2009

This is so new to me,this blogging thing. Yesterday was the first time that I've ever read anyones blog. Now I,m trying to write myself...It,s not so easy. Well, my name is Barbara. Just a couple of months before my 51st birthday I found out that I had colon cancer. There were