So today I got the results of my scan. I know many of you are on pins and needles waiting to hear what the result are. I have to be honest, in the past I would have been going crazy. This time however I told myself it wouldn’t matter what the results were, we were going to just deal with it. So do you want the good news or the bad news first. Well if you are like me you want to hear the bad so here goes: There is still cancer in my spine. Now on to the good news. The cancer is shrinking!!! The chemo is doing its job. The cancer in my shoulder bone is gone as well as the one in my hip bone. My spine isn’t lighting up as much as it did last time which means all those lesions are shrinking. This is awesome news. So what are we doing in the way of treatment? We are going to continue the Gemzar for another 3 months and then try another hormone treatment. This time however I will be taking a hormone that is given to post menopausal women. The thought is that since I don’t have any ovaries I must be through menopause so hopefully this hormone will work. As far as the aching in my hip and spine, the cancer has left a lot of damage to my spine so the doctor thinks this could be causing the aching. I am now officially half-way though my treatment and it feels so good.
This weeks my numbers were all really good. They all have increased which means I get 1000 for my dose. I also get my Aranesp shot (will help increase my red blood cells) Once again today is a bad day for a needle diva!
I thought I would share some pictures I took over my chemocation.
Here are some dresses I made the girls. Abby calls it her monkey frog dress. You can see more pictures HERE
Here is a picture of Jett. For some reason I don’t take or post a lot of pictures of him. Jett is very much like me because he loves to read. If you ask my parents they will tell you I always had a book in my hand. Jett is the same way.
And finally I thought I would update everyone on the status of “The Sick House.” John finally caught what was going through our house, and he got it the worse. What we thought was just a cold turned out to be Type A flu. The funny thing is that John actually got a flu shot early in the season as did Jett and the girls. I, however did not. Jett still hasn’t come down with anything and the girls got a mild version of the flu. I suffered for a few days but it was nothing like John. He is still struggling to get back on his feet.