Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

Hi All

Just a quick update,  I had my three month post chemo check up and all of my blood work results came back "NORMAL !" They're putting me on two years of maintenance treatment which will be one treatment every three months. This is the result that we'd been hoping for.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Great News

I got great news today, my blood counts are all coming back into the normal range and the Dr. says this is exactly the reaction he was hoping for.....I'm not in remission "yet", but I only have two more treatments left to go as a precaution. I won't be in considered in remission until the treatment is complete and my blood work is perfect. I'm almost there and couldn't be more pleased. Thanks to everybody for your prayers and support !!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hi All

Its jan 24 and I started my 4th treatment today, I had my rituxan today and it takes forever to get it , I started at 8:50am and I was done at 5pm. They take all the precaution with me so I don't have allergic reaction. but makes for a long day, I take lots to keep me busy but the main thing is Trevor is by my side the whole time. makes it easy. He doesn't leave me out of his sight. I will always treasure what he does for me, he doesn't say much but his actions speak louder then words.

its weird that I'm on my 4th cycle, I'm going to have a CT scan in the next few weeks to see how the chemo is working, if all is well I'll do two more and then I'll be done. I'm more nervous now then I was in the beginning.

So I'm taking my steroids again and went to bed to early because here I am, awake again in the middle of the night. I woke up at 3 determined I was going back to sleep but its 4:45, and I'm still awake. lol.

But overall I'm doing fine, its hard because I didn't loose my hair and didn't loose weight, because I think people think for you to be sick with cancer you must have those two things. well I didn't, so most times ppl think your doing great by the way you look, they don't see whats going on inside, I don't want to come across wrong I'm glad people tell me I look great, but what do you say back, yes I do but I feel like crap inside or do you want to worry them, sometimes I worry more about hurting them.

I have 3 more days of treatment, I get two chemo's on those days but the good thing its not long days, 2-2.5 hours, not bad eh. lol.

I'll write more in a few days to see how this treatment is going this time.

hugs to all and remember take care of yourself and fight for your body. if you think there is something wrong fight for the results. you have this body only once.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jan 10

Off today for physio and then my weekly visit to get my Picc line cleaned, which isn't fun for me, My skin has been breaking out from the tape and picc line cover, so they have to arrange it in different spots every week to give the skin time to heal. which isn't fun, I complain more about that then I do of the treatment. hahahaha. Anyways Its week two since my chemo and I'm feeling well this week, hopefully that is a sign. I'm noticed a difference on my neck. its hard to believe that my neck was so swollen and after 3 treatments i feel a difference, so hopefully its doing it to the rest of my body. After my next treatment they are scheduling a CT scan to see how good the treatment is working, then two more treatments and then we do all the test over again and the bone marrow test to see if it worked completely. I'm really nervous to get my hope up about it working, one side of me is saying be positive and the other side is a bundle of nerves

I start treatment again on the 24 of Jan, and we are doing 4 days a week instead of 3, My body can't handle receiving the rituxan, at a fast pace or stronger dose. So they are going to give it to me slowly, it takes about 8+ hours, but its a great drug for NHL. and the next three day they will give me my other 2 chemo drugs, which is great because it only takes 2 hours.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dec 29

I started my 3 round of chemo. I started yesterday and it was a long day. 10.5 hours. thank goodness trevor comes with me. but today and tomorrow are two short days, it takes about 2 hours. so i'm thrilled.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dec 26

Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

and I'm starting treatment on Wednesday. update later this week

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

dec 6 again lol

I was wondering if you could take a few minutes to view this Blog. Its amazing lady who is winning the battle on cancer and her story could help someone you know or yourself. its worth reading. She's a mom, wife and woman beating Cancer, We need more stories of success.
her name is Heather Von St James