So I thought I would use a new word. I like making up new words for things and this one just jumped into my head the other day. Scanxiety is how you feel right before a scan. Tomorrow I will be getting a PET scan to see if the chemo I am on currently is working. I am going into this with reservations. My oncologist has been measuring my response to chemo with my level of pain. Before I started chemo I had throbbing pain that had to be controlled with pain medication. I also had a very tender to the touch right hip bone. Since starting chemo in December the throbbing pain is gone. I am no longer taking any pain medications, and my hip bone is no longer tender. My oncologist said these are all really good signs. I am not going to lie though, my back is still sore and I have aches and pains up and down my spine and in my hips. And while these aren’t constant pains they still worry me. I am not sure when I will get the results but I will be on pins and needles until then! Please pray that my scans come back clean.
This week has been a hard week. I have officially named our house “The Sick House.” Abby came down with a fever two weeks ago. Then I got chemo on Tuesday and that knocked out my white blood cell ninjas. Needless to say by Thursday and Friday I felt horrible. Over the weekend Kaylee caught the bug too. Not a good weekend for the girls in our house. Today Abby started complaining during naptime that her ear hurt. Sure enough, she has an ear infection. I also couldn’t stand the coughing anymore so I called my doctor who gave me a Z-pack. Hopefully we can all get healthy before I have to do chemo again. (this week is my chemocation!)
Thought I would share a picture of Kaylee and mommy spending some quality time together. Every Wednesday night Jett and Abby head off to AWANA at our church. This gives me some one on one time with Kaylee. Last week we played hairdresser.