Well 4 months down! It went well today, I was tired most of the day, even before the chemo but no other major problems. My general labs (CBC) looked fine. They didn't draw the CEA or tumor marker this week. I was a bit sad this morning before chemo. I have felt so good the last week and a half that it was hard to know that I was going to be knocked down a bit again. I hope to bounce back as quickly as last time. I really can't complain, I think I have had it easy, my side effects mostly consist of a few nose bleeds, tingly fingers when touching cold things for a few days and having to avoid ice cream or anything cold to eat for the first few days. I still have some blood in my urine but no infection so I need to go check with my urologist to make sure everything is okay there. I saw my Gyn last week because I was having a few symptoms, I wanted to make sure everything was okay. It turns out I am just going through menopause, duh. But it is a relief that everything is okay otherwise.
We had a great weekend had dinner with a couple friday night as well as another couple sunday evening which were both terrific company. Saturday Doug had a college friend in town so he got to spend a little bit of time with him and went to his old stomping grounds, Baker University for an fraternity alumni event. Sunday we took Ella to our pool, she was a bit apprehensive but finally was okay with the water as long as she got to walk up and down the stairs into the pool. I went to a baby shower in our old 'hood. It was great to see all our old, wonderful neighbors. They were so good to us, we miss them even though we were blessed with equally wonderful new neighbors. We are so blessed!
I better get to bed, I have trouble getting to sleep at night these days, I sometimes have to take medicine to fall asleep. Last night Doug and I were talking and all of a sudden he looked really strange to me, he seems to think i might have been hallucinating. It was very strange! I haven't done that before. anyway, i hope you all are doing well! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me. I try to get back to each of you! It is amazing how news travels!
Have a great week. Oh, welcome home Greg (my sister's husband). They are all finally "home". I have my whole immediate family home.
Oh, Ella says "no" to you all. That is her new favorite word, much to my shagrin. Once again, stairs are her favorite, going forward this time holding on to the railing, ugh! She is still so fun though, and so loving. What would I do without her, I don't ever want to find out! I love being her mommy.
until next time... shawndra