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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      24 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      26 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
Hospital stay for cellulitis
Friday, June 19, 2015      35 comments

I ended up with another hospital stay this week, this time, it was a due to a cellulitis infection. It started out with a mild rash on my right upper arm that I first noticed on Saturday or Sunday; at first I thought maybe it was a side eff... Read more
Oncologist appointment today; trying a couple new drugs
Friday, June 12, 2015      28 comments

Well, today was the day of the oncologist appointment I've been somewhat anxious about. But overall, I did a better job handling the anxiety this time around than I have for past scans. Last night, I even had a pretty good night of sleep! Those ... Read more
Mini goals and long term goals
Friday, June 05, 2015      32 comments

A small victory for me today; I did my chair workout for 5 days in a row this week, working out for 22-25 minutes each time. That is not a lot of exercise compared to what a lot of people do, but it's been months since I've been able to do 5 day... Read more
Internist appointment today, and splurge at The Arctic Penguin
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      24 comments

Penny took me to my internist appointment today. This appointment didn't have anything to do with my recent scans (it was my oncologist that ordered those, and I see him on the 12th); it was a followup appointment having to do with my anemia iss... Read more
Sunday and Monday
Monday, June 01, 2015      24 comments

My Sunday ended up being kind of a "lost" day, due to some extreme fatigue. Didn't get much of anything done, and it seemed like it took me forever just to get my grocery shopping list done and my coupons ready. Usually, if I take a nap, I try t... Read more

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