Sunday, November 23, 2008


I had Chemo on Thursday. My levels were OK but my RBC was really low, so instead of giving me a shot of Nuprigin and everyday go in to check it, they gave me a good dose that will last 3 weeks ($ 4000.00 shot). Unfortunately, it affects my bones and chest. I feel so exhausted and can't get out of bed because I have bricks on my chest. On Friday I spent the day in bed. Jack played really nice, he's getting into the action heroes. The Doctor told me he took my case to a seminar and I had more cancer then was originally thought. He still believes they got it all from the breast and lymph nodes. I don't have an appetite and my taste buds are messed up. I don't even have a craving for chocolate, what's that all about. I do enjoy a Wendy's Frosty, feels good on the throat. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving, going to my brother John's.
I thank God everyday for giving me another day and I pray that he continues to give me the patience and strength to deal with the lows as graciously as possible. I have never waivered on why me. As the saying goes, it is what it is. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to talk to God, he's always there for you and loves to listen.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Low Cell Count

Last Thursday I had Chemo and my cell count and iron was real low so I had to go back on Tues to have them checked. It was very low almost none, so they gave me a shot. The shot doesn't hurt but the side effects hurt. The shot affects the bones because it gets in the marrow. I have a lower back ache, leg aches and it makes me feel like I'm gonna have a heart attach. All symptom's nothing to worry about. Well my counts were low on Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. Needless to say it was a long week but the fact that I feel something from the treatment makes me feel like eventually it will kick it and my counts will rise. Next week if my count has gone up I will continue chemo. My Surgeon said my operation site looks good but said I need therapy to work on using my arm. I have been working on therapy myself, I don't have time to go somewhere else. Its rough but its working. I've been running into a lot of people who have have/had Cancer. Those who know me, know I'm not afraid to talk to strangers. I especially feel those who have/did have cancer want to talk.
They like to share and I find that therapeutic.