No chemo again this week, and oncologist appointment
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
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!
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
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
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
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
The Ups and Downs of My Weekend
Before I begin, I want to thank everyone for the supportive comments left on my Spark page and blogs, and the goodies. I want you all to know they are all taken to heart and appreciated!
Friday night, I ended up taking my nausea and migrain... Read more
2nd Halaven today and 1st Neulasta shot
I had the 2nd Halaven chemo yesterday. A bit of good news on the hemoglobin counts; last week after the transfusion it was 10.8; I was hoping it would stay the same, or at least not go down very much. But to my surprise, it actually went up, to ... Read more
As ready as I'll ever be.................
..........for my 2nd Halaven chemo tomorrow. Since yesterday, I've tried to make the most of having a couple of days of feeling better while at the same continuing to pace myself so that I do not overdo it. It's not so much the fatigue that is t... Read more
Slowly building myself back up
As I posted in my last blog, Friday was a bit of a tough day with barely any sleep the night before because of the steroid they gave me with the chemo. I thought I was going to be ready for an early bedtime Friday night, but I did not start feel... Read more
First Halaven Chemo Yesterday
First, I will share some good news. My hemoglobin level before I had the blood transfusion Wednesday was 7.0; when I had my CBC done yesterday, it was up to 10.8, that is a huge improvement for me! My heart rate was down too, Wednesday while I w... Read more
Feeling better this morning
First of all, I want to thank everyone for the prayers and support!
It was a long day yesterday getting my blood transfusion, and at the cancer center, they give Benadryl as a premed. It was just a low dose, but I am sensitive to it, so I w... Read more
No chemo today, hemoglobin too low
Once I got the the cancer center, and in the infusion area, my nurse drew my blood for labs and got me started on fluids. It was about an hour wait for the labs to get back, and because my hemoglobin was only 7.0, they could not do my chemo toda... Read more
Pain clinic appointment
My pain clinic appointment went well. I saw the PA there, instead of my regular doctor. He's always been very helpful to talk too. He also worked at one time with my oncologist, so that helps too; he doesn't hesitate to consult him about me if h... Read more
Teaching appointment at the cancer center
I had my "teaching" appointment at the cancer center this afternoon, it went fairly quickly. I got to the cancer center with almost 20 minutes to spare, and when I walked in, the nurse practitioner who was doing it was there talking to the recep... Read more
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