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,
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
My first hyperthermia treatment last week went well. But still my fatigue lingered, and my hemoglobin remained low. So yesterday I got the gift of life...a blood transfusion, 2 bags full! Today I feel like a new person. I have so much more energy, and colour in my skin. All my hesitations about getting blood are gone. It was the best thing I did! Feeling better, with renewed energy, brings better spirits and a new sense of excitement. I can't wait to go home and start living again. But my second big treatment is tomorrow, and discussions are still on about what treatment is next. Home again on Sunday.
Monday, February 4, 2013
In January I got very positive scan results. The tumours on my liver shrank by 15%. SHRANK! That's the first time they shrank since the original chemo I had three years ago. So it's very exciting news. The icing on the cake was that my doctor was very impressed, and said that and he fully supports me going back to Germany. Such great news. I feel like my intuition, and my decision to go has been validated. The treatments in Germany seem to be doing great things for my liver. But I have been having frequent pain in my bones, and I'm feeling really tired again. The last few weeks have not been easy. Truth be told, I'm sick and tired of being tired, and in pain...existing, and not living. My friends have been awesome, my kids an inspiration, and my husband a blessing. I am surrounded by love. But this is a difficult journey. If Germany is helping, then off I go again! I arrived yesterday, this time with Sue. I'm so glad to have her here with me, and appreciate that it took a lot for her to get away. It was hard leaving my kids at home for the second time. But knowing that the treatment is helping, and that it's only 2 weeks definitely helps.