Saturday, January 14, 2012

Al dente?

While getting my 'boost the white cell' injection following the recent chemo treatment I met with my Oncologist...he was pleased with my recent lab work and commented on the progress we have made since he first met with me (Think Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon ready to burst).

He also indicated that even though we are now through with the "Platinum" level of chemo treatments, he did not mean to say that we did not still have other less invasive chemo options available to us if we should need them for longer-term treatment.

His quote of the day had to be "even if you can't have the surgery, you're not necessarily cooked."

I love these guys!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

mmm, mmm, good

I survived my last chemotherapy session on the 11th with an assist from my friend Debbie who saved me from an awful turkey sandwich with a wonderful tomato bisque and lots of good bread.

I cannot say enough good things about the staff at the Hemmings facility, my current home away from home. They are all amazing in every way (except for their turkey sandwiches).

Next up is a CAT scan on February 1st with an immediate follow-up session with my surgeon to see where we are with all of this and what are next steps will be. Now on to enjoying all of the side effects of yesterday's chemo!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Kicking "11" to the Curb

The best part of ringing in 2012 (besides enjoying the holidays with family and good friends) was saying good-bye to 2011. Through conversations, cards and phone calls it seemed nearly unanimous that everyone was looking forward to a much better 2012! 

Just as I am getting back to feeling a bit like myself I have to take a big breath and prepare myself for my final chemo therapy session on January 10. The side effects of these sessions seems to be accumulative and I will be glad to have them behind me.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and will be healthy, prosperous and very happy in 2012.