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I am back online, and with bone scan results

Friday, February 01, 2013

I am finally back online today! I have a lot of messages and emails to catch up on, but too much to do all in one day. Of all the things I do online, I missed Spark the most, even more than Facebook!

I ended up having to get a new computer. I've spent a good part of the day trying to recover passwords for different sites (I didn't do a good job of writing them down, or updating my hand written records if I had to change them online) and trying to remember some of the various sites I had bookmarked. I am still using my old keyboard though; it is one of those ergonomic ones; I tried using the regular keyboard that came with the computer, but after using the ergonomic one for so long, I just could not type on it; it was as if I had never learned to type at all. Another new thing to get use to is using Windows 8 instead of Windows Vista, my mom got me one of those "Dummies" books to help with that.

I have been keeping track of my exercise minutes and other goals that I track on Spark, so when I am done with my blog I get all that info entered in to my trackers.

My bone scan results were mostly good; a few new bone mets on the ribs, but the majority of the mets are stable. My oncologist is concerned that my tumor marker numbers are creeping up again; he is not going to change my treatment though just based on that number. He will see where it's at next month then possibly do some more tests. For now I am continuing with the chemo (Gemzar) and the Zometa. I just finished two weeks of chemo in a row again, so I have next week off. My hemoglobin was at 10.8 before Tuesday's chemo, which is good for me; it's up enough that I won't have to go in for lab work on my week off.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUDITH316 2/11/2013 1:59PM

    emoticon back, good to see you posting, I'm happy your scan results are good, please keep us posted, my prayers continue. I want you to know you are such an inspiration to me and to so many others here, keep up the great work, you are doing such a fantastic job...HUGS.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/10/2013 3:31AM

    Hi Shari,
Just catching up on blogs after some time glad to hear the news is mostly good after the bone scan and I hope everything remains stable for you. Hope you and the new computer are humming along fine now!
Love and hugs, Nattacia


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JLLOVETT 2/5/2013 5:18PM

    Still praying for ya kiddo!

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NOMIS1 2/5/2013 8:05AM

    I'm so glad you are back. Missed you and was concerned.

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KARENCRANER 2/4/2013 12:13PM

    Yay! New computer! emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/3/2013 9:06PM

    Glad you got yourself a new computer and got some decent reports. Enjoy your week off.

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KARENLEIGH32 2/2/2013 10:47PM

    It is so funny that you bring up Face Book, I am hardly on the site at all cuz I am on Spark so much! Good for you and hope you continue to progress!

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ELLFIN3 2/2/2013 8:00PM

    Glad test were generally good!! Enjoy getting caught up with Spark Friends!! Love You!!! (((((HUGS)))))

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BESCATS 2/2/2013 7:37PM

    Glad you are back, and that your tests were mostly good. You have been on a long, hard road. emoticon
I know what you mean about computers, and passwords. I either have to use the same one everywhere, or write them down. I could never remember them. Good luck with that. emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/2/2013 8:04AM

    Glad to see you back. It's good that your results
were mostly good for you. Enjoy the time off from
chemo. emoticon

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CARRAND 2/1/2013 9:54PM

    Welcome back!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/1/2013 8:34PM

    So glad you're back!! I think a new computer is so frustrating the first couple of days to a week! Just getting everything set up is a real job! I got a new one a couple months ago and I had heard so much about Windows 8 that I steered clear of it. Glad to hear things are fairly stable for you!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 2/1/2013 7:34PM

    Glad to have you back! Every new computer, or significant change in a computer system, is a learning experience. It'll take some time, but you can do it. As for the results, it's good to know things are mostly stable. It's great you get a real week off with your hemoglobin being a good number. Hope you have a restful week, though productive in learning the new computer!

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LADY_MARIANA 2/1/2013 7:22PM

    So glad you are back!

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CELLOPLAYER1 2/1/2013 6:07PM

    Glad you are back, you were missed.

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/1/2013 6:04PM

    That's good news about your bone scan. I'm always sending you positive energy from CA and wishing you the best.

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0309COOKIE 2/1/2013 5:54PM

    Welcome back! Glad to hear that your results were good.

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BECKYSRN 2/1/2013 4:34PM

    Welcome back! Hang in there.

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JUNEAU2010 2/1/2013 4:27PM

    Fingers crossed for continued improvement. Dad always called weeks off chemo "vacation"...

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USMAWIFE 2/1/2013 4:24PM

    welcome back

Glad you bone scan results are mostly good. Hope your treatment keeps things from spreading and you get better soon

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