Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
After reading it I started to research this more and more my husband and I decided to try it out. I received it yesterday, Sept 11, which marked 1 month since my last treatment. You can take this topically, internally or by aroma therapy. Well I tried internally and it was absolutely horrible. I mixed it with my tea and had to hold my nose to get the rest down. I kept researching different ways to take the oil and read about rubbing it directly on the tumors, massaging it on my feet, putting drops in a hot bath. I also read about mixing it with coconut oil, which is used on me while I am at PT. We are going to try to mix them together so when we massage around my spinal cord. Let's hope this works!!
As far as walking, its s long road! I feel my legs are getting stronger, of course not as fast as I would like. My hair on the other hand, is growing like a weed.
Thank you for the love and continued support. It is humbling to know how many people care.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
To be honest, I try and stay strong for my family and I keep reminding myself that there are so many people that have it worse than me. I still take one day at a time and put a smile on my face. PT is now my main focus. I set a goal to walk down the aisle at my best friends wedding in October. I know I may need some help, but if I can make it with a cane that will be a big accomplishment for me. I feel I am the only thing standing in my way!
I know I have been in so many of your thoughts and prayers, Jon and I are forever grateful for that. Thank you.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
So tomorrow is supposedly my LAST Avastin treatment. I won't know anything until the rescan on 8/26. Health wise I have been feeling okay. I think I am still tired from the travels yesterday.
Thank you all for you love, support & prayers. I still get get well cards and I got one 2 weeks ago that I love:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Maybe that is what I am bummed about...walking. I was so active before and now its like I can't do anything. Everything is a process and I can't seem to get past that. I know it is going to be a long road to recovery...but no one seems to know how long.
It is pretty bad that I look forward to physical therapy. I love the therapist and for a few hours they make me forget I even have cancer. PT is going great. They feel I have made progress, which is always a plus. I walk with a cane and my therapist holding on right now. I have really bad balance. I could only imagine if I had some wine how much worse it could be.
I will try to get better at updating.
I would like to ask to extend prayers to Ashlee Preisach as she awaits news for her transplants.
As always, thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wow it has been a while since I have updated.
Let's start with after my last treatment with Avastin we found another blood clot in my lungs...so back to the hospital we went. They upped my lovenox medicines which jon gives me 2x a day. I did tell the Dr I had a benefit planned for me on Saturday and I couldn't stay. I was discharged on friday.
Saturday was the golf outing. I am so happy I was able to be there and be a part of the fun. I feel it was a huge success and have so many wonderful people to thank. It's amazing how am community comes together to show support.
I made it through that week and made it to Florida on tuesday. What a blast. It is great to see and spend time with family. The weather wasn't our friend until the end of the week. It rained mid afternoon but would get nice in the evenings. We went out on the boat & went fishing one night. I can't wait to go back!
Today I had a treatment for Avastin. I had to get my blood work completed..no tears and didn't have to hold a hand...and the results showed my white blood counts are very low. So pretty much I an more susceptible to infections. I have to get an injection to help increase the white blood count.
The dr. Said next week's scan is important because the radiation should be out of my system and we will get a better look at the tumors. Fingers and toes cross it is still working!
I just want to thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I know I say it every time but on days when I don't feel like getting out of bed I can feel "team beth " cheering me on.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The blood clot injections are going ok. Pretty soon my stomach is going to look like connect the dots. I can't wait for my trip to FL next month and show off all these bruises. I should just be grateful I am going to FL!
I'm looking forward to the upcoming weather this weekend! I have started reading again and am enjoying sitting outside on the new deck. I'm open to suggestions on books. I read House Rules by Jodi Picoult last week and am working on Sing You Home this week.
Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers!