Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Round 4 was Friday, and Wendy came with me this time. Everything went well, and we all had a great weekend with her and Kayla. But Monday arrived with aches and fatique. I felt like crap, and had to drag my butt to the hospital for a CT, which I get every 6 weeks. I wasn't great company for Dana, who sat kindly in a crappy roll away chair while I lay on an equally crappy bed, drinking my contrast die for an hour and a half. I guess it was expecting too much to think this round would be as easy as the last. But I am starting to feel a bit better today. My biggest problem is weakness, and I even find it hard just to sit upright. I don't know if it's the cancer in my bones that makes it difficult, or just weakness. But I hate feeling like this! Anyway, I have a busy week, so this is my last day of lying around!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I've been feeling so good this week...almost myself really. I did a yoga class this week, and played tennis yesterday, which I love, but haven't felt strong enough to play for 2 months.
Wendy and Kayla arrived yesterday. It's so great to have them here. Wendy and I are just getting ready to go to treatment number 4. They're staying till Sunday. Mark is also leaving on Sunday for 10 days in Hong Kong and China. I've had so much help from everyone, and I have Thelma here now, so I'm sure we'll be fine. I'm hoping I feel as good as I did after my last treatment.
I saw my doctor Wednesday. She is very pleased with how I'm doing, and said she may even give me a few extra treatments...maybe 8 in total. Gotta go...will update as soon as I can.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A few people were worried because I hadn't posted in a while. Sorry for that! Last round of chemo went really well, and I've actually been quite busy. I'm still a bit bruised from the port, but it made the chemo infusion easier. I had a few days of not feeling great, but not exhausted like in the past. I didn't even need to nap. I made it to our second Passover Seder on Tuesday, and it was really nice to get out. Although I don't always feel like it, I know I need to get out to see friends, and get my mind off cancer for a while. Some days I feel like I'm drowning in it. But now I feel pretty good, and will try to get stronger before the next round. Probably 3 more to go. I'm getting neuropathy (numbing in fingers and toes), and I'm worried how bad that will get. My doctor seemed ok with it if I can still do up buttons...what if I can't?! My hair stubble is still falling out, but at the same time, new hair is also growing in. And I finally gave up and shaved my legs this weekend. Doesn't that suck! You'd think if I have to be bald, at least I'd get a break from shaving.
We spent a day at a friends cottage over the weekend. It was great to get away from the city and just relax. Lake Simcoe was covered with ice still, making very cool sounds as it melted and broke up.
We also hired a nanny. Thelma started last week. My house is really clean! I was definitely less stressed with her here, so I hope it works out.
Thanks again for all the comments.