November 28, 2007

Chemo #4

So tomorrow is the next chemo treatment. I will go in at 10:50 a.m. and probably leave around 5:00 p.m. I am so not looking forward to it but oh well. Tammy (my sister) is probably going to come with me (she might be a little sick so I am still hoping she can). She is going to teach me how to crochet. I did not get to ask the oncologist about what to expect after treatment because she wasn't there the day before Thanksgiving. Well the boys are getting a little wild in their room. They still have nap time and if they don't sleep then it becomes quite time; which usually isn't so quite; imagine a slumber party everyday.

November 19, 2007

Half way through!!!

I am halfway through!! My next Chemo is the 29th and it will be #4 and more the halfway over! My nurse also said that sometime in December we are going to have another petscan between #4 and #5; to see how much the tumor has shrunken. I am going to ask my oncologist what the procedure is after the last Chemo treatment this Wednesday; so I'll let you know.

Last Monday was day 5 and my mom and I got a 24 hour flu. It was so not fun. I figure it was like what everyone thinks that I go through after every treatment.

November 7, 2007

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I decided that I should list the things that are a blessing about this tumor to brighten my spirits later on; I'm sure that I will add more as time goes on and I think about it more. I figure the bad is pretty much already known and stated; and the ugly well it just makes the title better.

The Good

  • 2 minute showers are really 2 minutes
  • I don't have to shave my legs!
  • I don't have to shave my underarms!
  • Lizzie can't pull my hair; she just might pull off my "hairstyle" as Ethan and Isaac call it
  • I can play the Cancer card at any time, (ask Derek)
  • I'm actually starting to wear makeup and earrings more often
  • Lizzie's birth (If we had waited to have Lizzie we might not have been able to have her at all)
  • I dont have to worry about getting my hair all over the place or in my face
  • Growing closer to my Husband and appreciating him more
  • Appreciating time and what I do with it
  • The support we have from Family and Friends
  • The prayers
  • Growing closer to Heavenly Father
  • My faith has grown stronger

The Bad

  • Having cancer is pretty much not so good
  • No hair on top gets a little drafty especially in winter; and the hats & scarves usually cover my ears so it is harder to hear