Monday, October 1, 2007

MRI results

Well, late last Friday I finally received the MRI results. Basically it stated that there's thickening in my pelvis, which substantiates the results of the previous CT scan results. And the edema is most likely due to post radiation cell changes. Well, this at least this sounds better than the remarks the ob/gyn gave. What it comes down to is nobody knows for sure, and none of the scans can tell us what is causing the swelling. I think the only way we will really find out is if I have a surgeon go in and look.
I want to send my condolances to the O'Reilly family. They are long-time family friends. Michael passed away today of lung cancer. He was diagnosed only a few months ago or less I believe. His sister, Kelley, comments often on my blog. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. We are so saddened to hear about Michael. If there is anything we can do, please let us know! Please pray for this family right now with this loss of their loved one.
I have round two of chemo tomorrow. The last few days I have been really tired. I don't know if it is from the chemo, the increase doses of pain medication (which doesn't seem to help all the time), or if I am just too busy and need to slow down more. I am trying to live life to the fullest... literally. I try to do as much as I can and enjoy as much as I can. I'm doing that, but I suffer as a consequence.
I will let you know how this round of chemo goes. I need to go get Ella from her nap. We went to the zoo this morning so she is very tired. So is mommy. That zoo will wear anyone out. Gotta run.... Shawndra


justme519 said...

Just a quick note to send you love and prayers for tomarrow. Tanya

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping your next round goes smoothly and does not leave you in pain and discomfort. You are so strong and brave I admire you and your grace. And that smile....priceless!!!
I will be thinking about you tomorrow and praying for peace to wrap around you and hold on tight.
Keep up the fight.

Kelley said...

Thanks Shawndra. Embrace the strength around and within you. It is such a powerful tool. I wish Mike had had the same, but as your Mom pointed out, we have to respect each individual and their choices. He was tired and knew he could not face that fight full force. He is at peace now. I have extra prayers coming your way as you continue with your treatments.

Anonymous said...


You are such an inspiration...keep fighting and living life in such a BIG way. My prayers are with you.

JS from Boston

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling a bit better by now. Blessings to you and your family. Thinking of you. Hugs for that little one!

Ann said...

My prayers are with you!Let us pray for the best!!