Friday, January 04, 2008
I think this might have been the biggest hit of the holidays... Heidi has taken to this new dog bed like a duck to water! We think she enjoys the pillows, it's crazy!
Well, we are winding down now.... Craig returned to Winnipeg (via Indianapolis for a leadership conference through his fraternity, Delta Upsilon). Michelle returns tomorrow. It's been a wonderful and lengthy visit which I have enjoyed very much, but it is time to get back to "real life" now. The kids have work and school, and I have some resting to catch up on!
I saw an oncologist today who was subbing for my regular (who is on vacation). Because I seemed to have such a tough time last cycle, he is giving me a 25% dose reduction, and I am thrilled about this, because I think I really need it, my quality of life was wiped to almost nothing for too long with my last cycle. My lungs sound "very clear" which is a great sign in my books. I do have a little lump on my shoulder - could be a cancerous lymph node, or could be something else..... if cancer, that will likely be the end of this chemo, but time and CT scans will tell that for sure.
After the first 2 1/2 brutal weeks, I am actually feeling MUCH better, MUCH more "myself" and absolutely everything has improved in the last couple of days - my breathing, my stamina, my cough. I've been up and about a bit as well. I even went to a movie with Anne and Michelle (and Brian with Anne's son Chad). (movie: P.S. I love you - huge chick flick warning, not a man in the theatre and I think that was just as well!).
Upcoming events: Chemo (Taxotere at 75% dose): January 7
That's all that is new for now! I hope that 2008 is treating you all well so far. For myself, I'm pretty happy to see each new day of it.
Cheers - Joanne