Wednesday, May 21, 2014

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Well good news travels fast.  I had my rescan yesterday and the Drs were happy with my results.  They said that from my evaluation the strength in my legs is coming along great.  I can wiggle my toes on my right side and can pull my foot back.  My left is still behind, but it is a work in progress.  As far as my tumors go, they show signs of shrinking.  The Avastin is doing its job.  They said we will proceed with this treatment and will have about 4 more.  So another 12 weeks.  I will get rescanned again July 3. 

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!

Friday, May 16, 2014

DVT update

Yay! I get to come home today. I have been on iv blood thinners since Wednesday and today when I get discharged I will be on injection blood thinners.

They will show me how to give myself injections ... if you don't know I absolutely hate needles. Not looking forward to this but whatever it takes!

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Just an update

Well one thing leads to another! I have noticed my legs were swelling the point where you couldn't tell I had ankles. I had to get a Doppler test yesterday and they found I have DVT blood clots in both legs.

I've been admitted to Shady Side. I'm not in pain....maybe hunger pains...but the drs should be in today with more information. They feel I will be here another night and get to come home tomorrow. I hope!

As always I will update as we are updated! Thanks for the support and prayers!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring.

I had my 2nd dose of avastin yesterday and it was a piece of cake. The nurse didn't hurt me too bad with the Iv and blood work so I was happy about that! I only have a small bruise. I also had an appointment with a bladder Dr today. He said everything I feel seems to be from the back surgeries and not cancer.
He said I will have to deal with the sense of urgency for a while and hope the nerves calm down.

On better news I have decided to go to Florida and visit with my cousins in June. I got one month to get into semi bikini form. I'm sure PT will continue to push me and hopefully get some muscle form back in my legs. As far as arms, I think the wheel chair got me covered. It will be nice to just get away and lay by the pool :) .

Lately to help with my boring days I have been pinning recipes to try. So far I have made dinner every night for Jon and I. I know big whop I made dinner but it's a lot of work! Up and down out of the chair, not being able to carry everything...but Im getting through! This Friday I'm making dinner for the Lee side of the family... I got some good ideas :) . I'll have to let you know how things turn out!

Jon & I appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers & support.  I would especially like to thank my cousin sean for running the 1/2 marathon in honor of me. You made me feel so honored :)