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, December 2, 2012
Today is Sunday, and I'm preparing for my final round of hyperthermia tomorrow, and my last week here in Germany. The task this week will be to recover quickly so that I can travel home well, and to establish a regimen for when I get there. I've recently learned about a doctor in Frankfurt that may have a special treatment for my liver, that some people have had huge success with. So I need to look into that too. There will most likely be another trip to Germany in the not so distant future. I feel very optimistic that I've found some great treatment options here. I want to share a funny story...after my first hyperthermia, I seemed to be having a hard time coming out of the sedation. My memory of the first night is very spotty. But the doctors laughed when they told me that I climbed out of my bed (with the side rail up), gathered my catheter very neatly and hooked it onto my IV pole, and went into the hallway to call for someone. What they didn't tell me was that I was butt-naked! I realized afterwards as I was telling the story, that I didn't even put on a hospital gown until much later that night when I was more lucid. No wonder they were laughing when they told me! I've had a few surprise phone calls this week. Thank you SO much. It was great to hear from you. Xoxox