Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quick update

Just wanted to let everyone know I'm doing fine this week. Having Lisa here makes a world of difference. And today is hump day! Only 2 more treatments this week after today. And get this - after this week is done I have only 7 (or maybe 14) treatments left. Yes, the end is definitely getting closer.

Lisa has been wonderful keeping me company & making me laugh. Had a visit from Roger Monday too which was nice. And Julie B is coming to see us today, yay! And this cycle I seem to have the nausea Meds right so I have been feeling decent even able to eat dinner & breakfast. My blood tests wee okay Monday, good enough for treatment but not stellar even with the extra week off.

After this week the next step is for Kendall & i to meet with Dr Keedy on Tuesday August 14th to discuss whether we do one more round or two. As you know I'm leaning towards one which is 7 treatments. But we will fully discuss all the pros & cons before making a decision. I will start chemo for Round 6 on Wednesday August 15 if anybody wants to come on the 15th or 16th let me know. Those are short days from about 9.30-12.30 or so. Of course those treatments will depend on my lab results on August 14th.

So far so good this week. Thanks for the thoughts & prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Judy,

    Today I took a moment to read your blog. I don't know why I never read it before, but I am so glad I read it today. I can't imagine how challenging it must be to have what I'm sure are emotional ups and downs, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate you sharing your experiences so openly. As a young mom myself (I am still considering mid-thirties young!), I sometimes get caught up in the relentless tugs I put on myself, feeling like I am not doing enough as a mom, a wife, a student, or a professional. I continuously feel like I'm coming up short somewhere. I am so inspired by reading your blog and hearing how much appreciation you have for the people in your life. I assume the visits from people close to you and the energy your family provides you refocuses everything in life into meaning, purpose and valued time. Thank you for sharing. Reading your blog makes me want to slow down a bit, appreciation the little moments that I can control and attempt to love myself through the challenges that I can't.

    We are all praying for you and your family and excited about your travels!

    Kala Bullett (Kirsten's sister)


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