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Back on the Zometa

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Had my chemo today; there was a slight change made in my treatment plan. Still on the Gemzar, but instead of the monthly Aredia (not chemo, but a drug for the bones) I was switched back to Zometa. Something to do with the insurance reimbursement and the availability at the hospital. They are both basically the same drug, but the main difference is the infusion time; the Aredia takes 2 hours and the Zometa only about 20 minutes.

Hemoglobin is starting to drop again, it's at 9.7, and that is when I start feeling it. Not low enough though to require a transfusion, and the fatigue is still not as bad as it was before that last transfusion. It's good to know though, that there is a reason that I am getting sleepy earlier in the evenings, and if I pace myself, I will get through this just fine.

I didn't make it to the Scandinavian Festival on Saturday, my legs were just not feeling very strong that day. It didn't start til 3pm; if was an event that started in the morning, it would have been easier for me to go. But I didn't miss it entirely; when I went to church Sunday, they still had the crafts, and they were selling the leftover baked goods for 1/2 price. They also had some of the old church pictures still on display.

Our weather Sunday was beautiful, but very windy. It got up to 70°F, but by Monday morning, it was back down into the 30's. We had some snow overnight, but just a light dusting that was gone by mid morning.

I am finished with my Christmas projects, (unless I decide to make more, lol) and now I am using up some of leftover yarn and making crocheted headbands for next years Operation Christmas Child boxes.
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  • JULIA1154
    I'm sorry to hear you missed your Scandinavian Festival but glad that you got to enjoy the scaled-back version after church on Sunday. It's a small grace. I missed my German Kristkindlmarkt this year and am feeling slightly deprived without it. (:

    Congratulations on finishing all of your projects!!
    1816 days ago
    Bummer! I love ethnic festivals so I am sorry you missed yours. Hope you have an especially great Thanksgiving and Christmas to make up for it. Praying for you as always.
    1828 days ago
    I've been keeping myself busy with my other computer being down to where I had to get a new one. Hope that you post some of your projects.
    1829 days ago
    You are always so busy and get so many projects done. What an inspiration you are!
    1830 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you weren't able to make the festival, but maybe a complete day of rest was best. You are so strong, you give all of us the strength we need to meet our goals. Take care and rest!
    1830 days ago
    I'm glad they put out some of the things from the festival on Sunday so you could see them.

    That weather passed through MN a few days earlier. We went from high 60s to 40s with 2 tornadoes to mid 20s with rain/ice/snow causing dozens of accidents, all in 48 hours. I was so glad I didn't have to go to work yesterday morning when there were crashes everywhere.
    1830 days ago
    You are always such a busy lady. I am glad that you were able to enjoy some of the festivities associated with the celebration. Sending positive thoughts and energy your way! Gentle emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Sorry to hear you missed the festival.
    1830 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the tiredness, Shari, and that you weren't able to go on Saturday. I hope all goes well with the Zometa. You have done well to get all your Christmas projects done! Hope you can get through the coming days as easily as possible - am thinking of you.

    1830 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Hope all goes well. Sorry you didn't get to go to the festival.
    1830 days ago
    Oh, I'm sorry you missed the festival. It's nice that you still got to see everything, though! Boy, you have been busy--getting some stuff ready for NEXT Christmas? I've barely started on this Christmas!!!
    1830 days ago
    Well if it works about the same I would want to be on the Zometa~less time! Sorry You are feeling so tired! I get sleepy earlier but it because it gets dark so early!! WooHoo on Your crochet projects! I finished MY hat and blanket! Now I am going back to My felt Christmas card holder and reading!! Enjoy Your evening!! Love Ya!!! (((((HUGS)))))
    1830 days ago
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