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 too...it takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Chemo - Round 3
I always knew the day would come, but I'm still overwhelmed to think about another round of chemo. In March, after a year and a half on my easy and well tolerated Xeloda, the disease in my bones started to progress. The thought of chemo caused such anxiety at the time, that I chose to try hormone treatment. But unfortunately, it's not working. Things have continued to progress. So here I sit at the hospital, waiting to attack this beast for the third time, this time with Vinorelbine. Hopefully we can knock it out for a while, so I can have another long run of health. I don't really know what to expect, but they say this drug is very well tolerated. School wraps up next week. It's so hard to believe Zach and Zoe are finishing grades 4 and 3. They've each had a great year. Zachary got 3rd place in the grade 4 speech presentation, and is so excited to have won a house head position in the recent elections. Zoe has also had a great year, is loving gymnastics, and has mastered riding a bike. We're going on a trip to Croatia soon. I'm so excited to take the kids to Europe for the first time. I hear it's so beautiful there, and a week on a 49 foot sailboat will be a great adventure for all of us, and great for family time together. Wishing everyone a beautiful summer!