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This weeks appointment, and fighting fatigue

Friday, July 31, 2015      23 comments

I feel like I have neglected my Spark friends and teams this week; it's been a tough week with my fatigue issues, mostly due to inadequate sleep, for various reasons. I'm not looking for any tips or advice on getting good sleep though, I've trie... Read more

This weeks blood counts, lunch out, and help with yard work

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      22 comments

I was just thinking last night as I was waiting for my lab report to show up online; I await my blood counts each week like some people wait to see what the lottery numbers are, LOL. But the good news is, my white counts are up! Still below... Read more

Recipe: The Easiest Shredded Crock Pot Chicken

Saturday, July 25, 2015      18 comments

THE EASIEST SHREDDED CROCK POT CHICKEN This is an easy way to prepare chicken for recipes that call for cooked and shredded chicken. I found this recipe on This is a great way to prepare chicken to use in salads or sandwi... Read more

Good days along with the bad

Thursday, July 23, 2015      20 comments

Because of the damage to my bones and nerves from the cancer and the treatments, I am always in some degree of pain. On a good day, it's mild aches and pains, but yesterday was one of the bad days, especially with my left hip (which is my "bad" ... Read more

Blood counts are looking up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      19 comments

I had another CBC done yesterday. As I expected, my hemoglobin was fine, at 11.8. My WBC is up to .84, and my platelets, which were at 10 before Friday's platelet transfusion, were 32. Since this was my first platelet transfusion, I don't know... Read more

Stopping the Ibrance, and a platelet transfusion today

Friday, July 17, 2015      18 comments

It's been a long day today, but at the moment, I'm glad to be back in the comfort of my own home and in my pajamas. My blood counts yesterday were not good. The hemoglobin was fine, it went up to 11.5 after the transfusion, but my platelets... Read more

Feeling better since yesterday's transfusion!

Thursday, July 16, 2015      24 comments

Before I get started on today's blog, I want to correct an error I made in my last blog. I had miscounted the number days that I was on the Ibrance; it was not 22 days, but actually 15 days. Yesterday was a long day at the hospital getting ... Read more

Hit hard by the Ibrance

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      23 comments

Yesterday was day 22 of the first cycle of the Ibrance. After starting the 2nd week of it, the side effects got harder to handle. This weekend was especially rough with the fatigue, and I was starting to feel nauseous. I had my weekly CBC d... Read more

Blood counts and Ibrance

Tuesday, July 07, 2015      15 comments

I can't help but feel disappointed with my CBC results this week; the numbers themselves are not bad, but it's the fact of how they have gone down compared to last week. Because my blood was not drawn until AFTER my oncologist appointment yester... Read more

Pain flareup and oncologist appointment

Monday, July 06, 2015      23 comments

Had a flareup of my bone pain over the weekend; the worst of it started late yesterday afternoon and went on into the evening, in my left hip (my "bad" hip) and radiated down into my knee. Even my prescription pain med didn't really touch it. I ... Read more

A couple of good days!

Friday, July 03, 2015      19 comments

Yesterday morning, my friend Angel came over and she took me to Meijer for a few groceries. I had not planned to shop this week, and I was stocked up enough on things to be able to get by without shopping, and with my busy week, I just didn't wa... Read more

Missed an appointment today

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      25 comments

I missed my appointment I had at the pain clinic this morning, due to another screwup at the Dial a Ride office. I called them yesterday morning, a whole 24 hours before my 11am appointment today, to schedule a pick up time. The dispatcher I spo... Read more

Got my Ibrance today

Monday, June 29, 2015      19 comments

UPS delivered my first month of the Ibrance this morning. Was kind of bummed to see that the pills are so big. I have placed a quarter beside... Read more

Starting Ibrance on Monday

Friday, June 26, 2015      25 comments

I will be starting my new cancer drug, Ibrance, on Monday. This morning, I got my first delivery set up with Diplomat, a specialty pharmacy. They will be sending out by UPS and I will get it on Monday. I will have to be here to sign for it.... Read more

Update on how I am doing

Thursday, June 25, 2015      23 comments

It's hard to believe that it's just been a week now since I got out of the hospital. Still fighting the fatigue, but I think that cellulitis hit me pretty hard. Even though I've slept pretty good the past 3-4 nights, I still end up having to tak... Read more

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