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More information on starting chemo
Thursday, October 09, 2014      22 comments

Yesterday I received a call from the social worker at the cancer center. I had known her from before, when I had radiation treatments in the past, when they just did the radiation there and not the chemo. She's very good at her job, and very eas... Read more
One step closer to starting chemo
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      18 comments

Progress has been made today in getting closer to finally starting the chemo. Today I had a routine appointment with my internist; when I told him about all the problems I've had with getting a start date for the chemo, he called the cancer ce... Read more
The cancer center finally called yesterday.....
Saturday, October 04, 2014      24 comments

.......but I still don't have an appointment. The gal that talked to me on the phone said before I start my chemo, I have to come in for something called "chemo education"; something I don't really see the point of, as I am a "chemo veteran". I ... Read more
Still waiting to start the new chemo
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      20 comments

It's been almost a month since I was told I was going to have to go back on the I.V. chemo again, and that it would be at a different location than I had been getting it before. I was told then that the cancer center I would be going to would be... Read more
My mom is home!
Thursday, September 25, 2014      29 comments

My mom was released from the hospital around 2:30pm today, she is doing well enough that her doctor felt comfortable with it. He also gave her his cell phone number to call if there is ever any sign of that infection coming back in her leg, if i... Read more
An update on my mom
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      27 comments

Thank you to all who have been keeping my mom in your prayers. Her lab work is showing that the antibiotics are working, and improving each day. Her doctor is keeping a close watch on her. He is not in any hurry to send her home before she ... Read more
My mom is in the hospital
Friday, September 19, 2014      31 comments

Since my mom moved into town a little over a year ago, our close family friends Jon, Denise, and their daughter Tara, who live just down the street from her, have been checking in her almost daily. When Tara was there checking on her after getti... Read more
Struggling with fatigue again
Thursday, September 18, 2014      22 comments

I am having a rough time with fatigue issues once again. I'm not sure what is causing it this time; I haven't started the new chemo yet (and still haven't heard yet when I will be starting), and I am no longer taking the Afinitor or Aromasin, so... Read more
Starting IV chemo again
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      32 comments

I went to the clinic this morning to get my monthly lab work done, and got the official word that I will have to start IV chemo again, a drug called Halaven. My treatment cycle will be once per week for two weeks in a row, then a week off. I am ... Read more
I "reelly" love my new reel mower!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      18 comments

UPS delivered my reel mower this morning. It was only partially assembled, which I knew when I ordered it. I just needed to assemble the handle and attach it to the actual mowing part, and the box claimed "no tools required". Sounds like it shou... Read more
Ending August on a positive note
Sunday, August 31, 2014      18 comments

I'm ending this month on a positive note, and hoping to start the next month on one also. Despite having issues with extreme fatigue the first part of this month, I only missed 2 days of exercise, and ended August with a total of 814 fitness min... Read more
Timmy's vet appointment
Thursday, August 28, 2014      23 comments

Timmy had his vet appointment this afternoon. After going over his symptoms again and doing a physical, he drew some blood for lab work. I knew he was going to check his thyroid, because we had discussed that before, but because of his age and o... Read more
Disappointing news from my oncologist, and a sick kitty = STRESS
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      28 comments

I was feeling a lot better after that last blood transfusion, but over the weekend, my fatigue level increased again. I don't think that it's my hemoglobin dropping again, I'm pretty sure it's from stress this time. I won't go into all the ... Read more
Had a transfusion Friday, feeling better now!
Sunday, August 17, 2014      24 comments

My oncology nurse called me Thursday afternoon, and she was able to arrange a blood transfusion for me. I had that done on Friday. It was a long day at the hospital, but it was worth it, because I am feeling better. Yesterday I was able to ... Read more
Dealing with fatigue from anemia and cancer
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      28 comments

Struggling with worsened fatigue once again. I had my monthly lab work done for my oncologist yesterday, and the results are showing a reason for that fatigue; my hemoglobin level has dropped from 10 a month ago, down to 8.5 yesterday. I can't b... Read more

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