Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I haven't been posting as much due to the fact that things are pretty calm around here!
I have been feeling very good - anxious to get started on the next phase of treatment. I will start the Taxol on April 9 and take that for 12 weeks. Then after that I will have radiation and take a years worth of Herceptin.

For now - I am just trying to keep my head above water with work, grad school, family responsibilities and restoring my health. I started a yoga class last evening and was surprised at how much I could do! I am trying to talk my hair into growing again and the warm weather predicted this week should give me a good idea of how hot a wig can be! So far - it hasn't been a big deal - they have actually been keeping my head warm.

I appreciate your continued support and help - life is wonderful and it has been a true blessing for me to see how many people care about me and my family.

Enjoy the Easter Weekend!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hail, Hail, the chemo's here...

White counts were good yesterday (still a wee bit low from where I started) but, Dr. Singh said everything looks great! So - It is CHEMO DAY!

No white cell booster...and he wants me to start the Taxol in 3 weeks to give me a little break (so nice of him)! I felt my treatment plan was behind schedule and he said - not to worry - a week or two here or there would not be a problem. Again, he said I will feel great on the Taxol and that I will know how I react to the drug after the second week.

I will post this weekend if I am feeling up to it.

Yesterday was such a glorious day - Jack, Ava, mother in-law Betty and I went for a walk (kids were riding bikes) and then stopped in the park.

I feel the positive energy of the spring and all of the well wishes sent by all of you!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Hold the curtain...

My white cell count was too low today to have chemo.

I was very bummed out by this news...actually shocked - because I thought I was feeling okay. By okay I mean...alright...after all, I am getting chemo treatments - how good am I supposed to be feeling?

Apparently, most people get very run down at this point. That - on top of my sinus infection and the fact that I opted not to have the big bad white cell booster has lead to this.

So - until next week my friends.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

One last weekend!

Tomorrow is the last day I will receive the big bad chemo drugs!
I am hoping to not have the white cell booster - but we will see what Dr. Singh says.

On March 26 I will start 12 weeks of another chemo drug - Taxol. I am told I will feel so much better on this drug. To tell you the truth I have done fairly well in between the chemo weekends - so I am really hoping to see my energy level soar. After the 12 weeks I will have radiation (8 weeks if I remember correctly).

Thank you all for your support through my journey. I am looking forward to the spring season renewal & we get to spring forward this weekend to help me hop into my healthy future!

You will hear from me again on the other side of this weekend!


Friday, March 5, 2010



I do have a sinus infection...but, I am on antibiotics for that.
No more surgery - and my sweet little Ava doesn't have to worry about the possibility of having the gene.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chemo is not for whimps!

Seriously people...
I would take LOTS of things over chemo...delivering Jack & Ava for example...piece of cake, tearing ligaments in my knee during a basketball game...let's do it again!

While you are in it - you just want it to be done with.

I only did one booster shoot this weekend (Dr. Singh said I should have 10 of the shorter acting ones...you read it correctly 10!) After Travis shot me up on Sunday - I said...no more. So, please dear friends of mine - put all your positive energy into my immune system - that I keep those white cells up. I go back in on Friday to see Dr. Singh and have my blood checked. I just need to make it through the next two weeks avoiding all those germs that people are sneezing and coughing in my direction!

Then I need to summon up my Warrior Spirit and do this one more weekend.

People -
Let's find a cure for cancer!

Love to you all -
thanks for the cards, food, prayers and Warrior chants you are doing for me!