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Started a new bone drug; pic of new wig

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Today I spent about half the day in the clinic, it was time for my monthly oncologist appointment, and for my Zometa. My oncologist switched me from the Zometa to Aredia today; both are pretty much the same kind of drug (for the bones) but the Aredia is easier on the kidneys. The infusion takes longer too; the Zometa only took 20 minutes, and the Aredia takes 2 hours. I will get that drug once per month like I did the Zometa.

I also had my chemo again. This was the 3rd week, so that means next week is my week off! My blood counts are good enough too, that I don't even have to go in for lab work next week either.

Feeling some stomach pain right now; I think it's because I didn't take my lunch time dose of my GP meds, I remembered to bring a lunch along with me, but forgot the meds, which I am supposed to take 15 minutes before a meal. Without the meds, the food stays in my stomach longer than it should.

I took a picture this morning of myself in my new wig; and before I get comments telling me I should "smile", I was not smiling in this picture because I was tired.
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    I love the wig! It looks exactly the way I'd like to have my thinning hair look. Think when I go to get it trimmed again, I'll take your picture along. Thanks for sharing and know that you are still on my prayer list. I haven't been very active lately, hauling myself out of my own hole. When I read your blogs, I am inspired. Long story another time. Hugs, Meri
    2521 days ago
    The wig looks great!
    2524 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2011 7:58:29 PM
  • HEATHER809
    I love the new wig! I was thinking of getting a new shorter one also but I think I may hold off and just hope that my hair grows back quickly.

    Feel better!
    2525 days ago
    Love the new wig!
    2525 days ago
  • BECKY3128
    Love the new wig, you look great!
    2525 days ago
    hi Shari,
    Yeah, I would have to cast my vote for this wig...The short perky cut of it, is very flattering to your or not :)

    I hope you can get some good rest in this week off. I'll have to take some pics of my "New Do" I have almost NO hair left...very very short. And straight as a pin from the MTX...oh well. It's a change from the curls I've had my whole life. Something new.

    I hope your new wig gives you a lot of pleasure and makes you feel good about yourself.
    Blessings and Prayers.
    2525 days ago
  • JGMK55
    That is a very attractive hair style - it really suits you. God bless you - prayers being sent your way.
    2525 days ago
    The cut of the style looks flattering. I always find it hard to smile when I take my own picture. Good luck with the new medication.
    2525 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345
    The length flatters you and it looks great. And smile or not, you are still you.
    2525 days ago
  • KAT7457
    Shari, sorry your feeling so bad today I like the color of the wig i like them both so you can switch off on which day you want to wear what. I hope the mew works better for you. prayers and hugs. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2525 days ago
    Hi Shari,

    You look fabulous in the new wig - love it! Even though one can see you are tired - which is not surprising since you had a long day with chemo, and the GP pain - it really suits you.

    I sure hope the new drug agrees with you. I guess the pay off for having something easier on the kidneys of it taking longer to administer, will be worth it the long run. It's good to hear your blood counts were good, and I bet you won't mind having a week off from the chemo and blood tests.

    Hope you get a good night's rest and feel better tomorrow.


    2525 days ago
    Cute! I hope this drug works as well as the Zometa. Enjoy your week off -- maybe it will even warm up again!
    2525 days ago
    I think both wigs look great! I kept toggling back and forth to look at them and really couldn't decide which one I liked best.
    2525 days ago
    Shari, you did have a sneak of a smile...your wig looks so good on you! I hope the new med doesn't have too many side effects.
    2525 days ago
    Looks good! I hope the new meds agree with you.
    2525 days ago
  • COOKIE502
    Cute wig! emoticon
    2525 days ago
  • MERRY40
    I really like your new wig! It's very stylish! Glad that your blood counts are good. Hope your pain eases. God bless.
    2525 days ago
    Still looking good! I like the new wig.
    2525 days ago
    u r still looking cute! emoticon
    2525 days ago
    I am glad you blood count was better! I am sure it will be nice not to have chemo next week! WooHoo!!!
    I really like the new wig!!! Rest and have a great evening!!! emoticon emoticon
    2525 days ago
    I like your new wig Shari!! I can certainly understand not smiling much when you are tired. I am so sorry your tummy is hurting tonight, hope it feels better soon.
    2525 days ago
    I see a bit of a smile,very nice wig.That's a nice hairstyle for you and looks easy to care for.What I do to have meds.I need when I am not at home is leave an extra prescription bottle with a few of the my purse just in case I need it.Great news on the blood counts and having a week off from chemo.Enjoy and have a pleasant week. emoticon emoticon Diana
    2525 days ago
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