Thursday, January 31, 2008
NO!!! I'm not safe...I am losing my eyebrows and eyelashes!! Shee whiz! I can't believe it. This is a sad day!! =( And to make matters worse...guess what I noticed this past week. My hair on my LEGS is growing back! What is that about??? Like I said it's not fair! How can I be losing eyebrows and lashes but the one place I don't want hair...my legs..and its growing back!!!
That's your humorous cancer tip of the week!! =)
Other than sore muscles & some other strange side effects I'm doing pretty well. I just finished week 5 of 12 of Taxol. I'm almost halfway there! Yeah!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Scott finished the final touches on our craft room during the holidays. We had taken a break from that project due to my illness. However, Scott is always one for finishing projects. He added a molding piece between the brown and blue paint and then caulked it and painted it blue to blend into the lower portion of the room. He then built the frame to go around the window and added my fun fabric for the 'curtains' in the room. I have 3 of the 4 kids pages done that are in the frames around the window. One of these days I'll finish Kylers. But for now the room is looking so great!! You can doubleclick on the photos to see a larger view with better detail!
Here is one of just the four kids! How cute they are!!
Here is Kyler snitching all of Santa Clause's cookies!! He had 2 in his mouth and another in his hand before we noticed!! So much for setting out the cookies the night before!!
Christmas morning...everyone in their new jammies all ready to come see what Santa has left them!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
**I hit my lowest point ever with my energy level and fatigue. I couldn't sit up at the table to eat with the family. Taking a shower put me in bed for an hour afterwards to recover. It was the craziest thing ever. I asked for blood tests to be run which proved the point...I was very anemic, my hemadacrite was 26 and I had a hemoglobin level of 8.9. I was started on Procrit shots to avoid having to have a blood transfusion.
**One week later my body had started thinking for itself again!! My hemadacrite returned to a safe level, around 34, and my hemoglobin was up to 11.9!! Hooray! I didn't have to undergo any more rounds of Procrit (scary side effects from that shot) And no transfusions! yeah!!
**I got my energy back in time to enjoy Christmas with my family. Amy and Austin and Ryan and Laura visited from Utah. My parents and Grandparents visited from Livermore. It was a very nice holiday considering the circumstances. I was exhausted for a few days following Christmas, but felt very blessed to be able to enjoy the day with my family.
**I rang in the New Year by starting my next phase of chemotherapy on Dec 31st. I will undergo 12 weeks of treatments every Monday! I'm going to be on a drug called Taxol, as well as a targeted therapy called Herceptin. The side effects of this treatment is different than the treatment I underwent during Nov/Dec. It'll take a few weeks to know for sure how it will all effect me. Check back in a few weeks for updates.
Thanks for all the love and prayers! We are grateful for all of you!