Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Well, that's what I get for saying I feel good in my last post. I have felt terrible for 2 days now. My stomach is upset and I have no energy. I don't know if I've got another virus or if this is just part of the treatment side effects. I think the latter because the symptoms seem to always hit me about a week out from treatment. Oh well, I'll make it either way. I just hope I feel better by Luke's birthday party on Saturday.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nothing New

I really have nothing new or exciting to report. I guess that is a good thing. My last treatment seemed to make me more tired than usual, but I was also recovering from a stomach virus so that definitely could have had something to do with it. I am doing great otherwise. I have recently become obsessed with the book series, Twilight, and have read about 1500 pages worth of books in about 5 days; but other than that, we are all doing well. It's nice to escape now and then even if it is to fantasy world with teenagers and vampires!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whoa, Half Way There!

Today marks treatment 3 of 6 for the nasty ones. I will still have the Herceptin to take for the rest of the year, but it will be a walk in the park compared to the other 2 drugs I'm on. We survived the stomach virus mostly unscathed and are all feeling much better. My mom is still pretty weak but should feel much better tomorrow. I am very tired but am feeling pretty good. I'm hoping for more relatively benign side effects, so keep your fingers crossed and a prayer on your lips!

Friday, February 12, 2010

My Valentine

I had my transfusion today, and everything went very smoothly. I already feel a little bit better and should be good to go for treatment on Monday. On a much happier note, I was looking through some old pictures and found this one of Jeremy and I from Christmas 1996 when we first started dating. It's been 13-1/2 years together and almost 11 years of marriage. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful husband!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anemia Part 2

Well I am still very anemic, in fact, more so than before. For those of you with a medical background, my hemoglobin is 8.8 and my hematocrit is 26.4. Hemoglobin is supposed to be at least 11.7 and hematocrit 34.1. I know the numbers don't look that low; but in laboratory results, those are both significantly low. All of this means I will be having a blood transfusion tomorrow. It should last about 3 hours. I am having 2 units transfused. The good news is, this means I should be on track for my treatment Monday. There are also really no side effects with blood transfusions so I should feel just fine. Anyway, just another bump in the road!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Stuff

This post has nothing to do with cancer whatsoever...I got a new bedspread and bathmats and want to show them off. My mom got me a gift card to JcPenney for Christmas (thanks, Mom!). Instead of buying clothes, I decided to spend some of the money on bedroom improvements. I actually got the bedspread at Bed, Bath, and Beyond but everything else came from Penney's. Believe it or not, the pillow with the pattern came from a totally different store than the bedspread. I could not believe my luck when I found it!


Decorative Towels


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I had some blood work done today, and I am pretty severely anemic. I feel okay, but my counts are really low. I'm having blood drawn again on Thursday. If my hematocrit and hemoglobin, in particular, do not go up, I will need to have a blood transfusion on Friday. I really don't want a blood transfusion, so please be praying that this will resolve. I am doubling up on the vitamins and trying to eat iron-rich foods in the hopes that will help. My next treatment is supposed to be Monday, and I really don't want anything delaying that!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Still Good

Sorry for the delay in posting. I really don't have much of anything to say. I am still doing really, really well. I had a pretty bad day Friday but since then have been great. I got a wig today from the cancer home in Fayetteville. I think it is going to turn out pretty nice once I have my hairstylist fix the bangs. I will post a picture after I get it fixed up. I wasn't going to get a wig at all, but it was free so I figured why not. I'll try to be better about posting!