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Just checking in, I'm doing ok

Thursday, December 18, 2014      20 comments

Just checking in to let everyone know I am doing ok, after the news I received on Monday from my oncologist. I slept surprisingly well Monday night; I think I was just plain exhausted, from the time I had to get up so early Friday morning t... Read more

CT scan results; not good news

Monday, December 15, 2014      31 comments

My CT scan that I had on Friday shows that 3 lesions that were on my liver in July have grown a little bit; they are growing slower, but they have grown, and there a few new ones too. The cancer has also now spread to my lungs; those spots are v... Read more

Another "strike out" with the chemo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      28 comments

Once again, chemo has to be postponed because of my platelet count. I was not surprised though; I really did not think that the counts would get up to 100 which is the minimum at which my doctor will allow chemo, since last Wednesday they were a... Read more

Pain Clinic Appointment Today

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      16 comments

I had my followup appointment this morning with my PA at the pain clinic, it was scheduled on a day when my doctor was also there, in case anything on the x-rays of my left hip that were done several weeks indicated any problems that could possi... Read more

Friday's Blood Counts

Saturday, December 06, 2014      24 comments

Yesterday, I had to go back to the cancer center to have my blood counts checked again. My platelets (which are what has been causing the delay with the chemo) went from 72 on Wednesday to 75 yesterday; hemoglobin from 10.4 to 10.6, and red bloo... Read more

No chemo for 3rd week in a row/New haircut pic

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      29 comments

Despite the blood transfusion 2 weeks ago, and not having had chemo for the past 3 weeks, my platelets dropped more, from 87 last week to 71 today, so I could not have chemo again today for the 3rd week in a row. My hemoglobin dropped too, from ... Read more

Haircut today/Hair Loss and Chemo

Monday, December 01, 2014      16 comments

My hair started shedding from the chemo almost 3 weeks ago. I knew before I started the chemo that hair loss was very likely, but I kept my hair shoulder length for as long as I could. I know I was just putting off the inevitable by not getting ... Read more

A Productive Sunday

Sunday, November 30, 2014      15 comments

I took advantage of the warmer temps this morning, (it was 49F when I got up around 8am) and the fact that pretty much all of the snow melted overnight and finally got the outdoor furniture put away in the shed for the winter, all except a small... Read more

Getting back on track with exercise, and catching up on Spark stuff

Friday, November 28, 2014      20 comments

With not feeling very good due to lack of proper sleep and stress since my mom's passing 3 weeks ago, being busy with all the "practical" stuff that goes along with losing a parent, and being anemic from chemo again, my "Sparking" has been sadly... Read more

No chemo again this week, and oncologist appointment

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      21 comments

Chemo was a no go today; my platelets are still too low. Last week before the transfusion, they were at 52. Today they were 87, but my oncologist won't do chemo if they are under 100. So the plan now is just to wait until Wednesday to check my b... Read more

Poem: A Mother's Crown

Monday, November 24, 2014      25 comments

I found this poem online before we met with the pastor to plan my mom's memorial service; I don't know who the author is, but it just fit with who my mom was and how she lived her life. I knew I wasn't feeling strong enough to read it, so a frie... Read more

I have not forgotten all of you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      29 comments

I haven't forgotten Spark or my friends here; I've just been busy, worn out and tired and haven't had a chance to do much of anything online. I haven't even had a chance to read my blog comments, Spark page comments or look at my Spark goodies, ... Read more

My mom is gone

Sunday, November 09, 2014      49 comments

I'm too tired and overwhelmed right now to go into all the details, and it's been a long night, but I just had to let my Spark friends know. My mom died unexpectedly sometime yesterday (Saturday); when she was found in her home, she was alr... Read more

Acceptance vs. Giving Up

Saturday, November 08, 2014      24 comments

Some background before I start, if you haven't read my blogs before. I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2003, I won't go through all the details about my treatment because that is on my Sparkpage. In 2007, it returned, this time to... Read more

My week off from chemo so far

Thursday, November 06, 2014      19 comments

While I am a bit frustrated that I am still getting tired easily despite my hemoglobin levels being up, today is one of my better days. I had chemo Thursday and the Neulasta shot Friday, and today is the best I have felt since then. I was e... Read more

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