The Week Ahead.

As I’ve mentioned, the chemo regimen for these drugs is two weeks on and one week off. Last week was my off week which made for a nice reprieve. However, I didn’t feel so good for most of the week. I don’t know if it’s lingering bronchitis or just my body’s inability to fight the little things off but I had a nagging cough, sore throat, and laryngitis. And for this girl the inability to talk is quite the beating. Not to mention it makes parenting rather difficult. As my friend Molly said, “does he sniff your weakness?” I believe the answer is yes he did! And on Friday I took him to meet Andrew and Mandy to play at Chick-fil-A and threw up all the way to the bathroom. That’s a fun play date. And my apologies to the patrons who may or may not have seen the lady throwing up and her napkin or in the trashcan on the way to the bathroom. Gross.

I actually felt bad enough that I reached out to my nurse to see if I could get some more medicine and she wanted me to come in for them to look me over. Thankfully I haven’t had fevers which is their biggest concern but once they did my blood work they had a quick explanation for my fatigue and lethargy. My blood work numbers were as low as they’ve ever been. They put me on a third antibiotic and so far I think it may be working. My voice is on the mend and I no longer sound like a two pack a day smoker.

This morning, I’m headed back to Baylor for a scan and more bloodwork. I have a love/hate relationship with the scans. Of course we want the information but are sometimes a little scared of it too. My liver numbers seem to be a little bit better. At one point they peaked at about 4 to 5 times the upper limit of normal but they have come back down to about three times the upper limit of normal. This and the decrease in swelling in my boob give us hope that the chemo is slowing the progression of the cancer. But we shall know more once the scan results are in – either later today or tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be back for labs to see how my blood levels are and if I need a shot to get my numbers up for chemo on Thursday. Then back on Thursday for chemo.

In between my cruddy week and this week o’ doctors, we did manage some fun with friends. We took Lincoln on his first trip to A&M for a baseball game that was super exciting albeit hot for a three-year-old. But I am unashamed to let the college brainwashing again. His daddy is rather proud of his Red Raiders so I feel the need to get some maroon in his system as soon as I can. We were with my college roommates and Jamie and her family. Friends make everything better! And that includes all of you who read this and care about us and pray for us and take care of Lincoln and bring us meals and pray! We are so thankful.   

   Gotta go. Time to give blood and then drink the nasty for the scan.

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12 thoughts on “The Week Ahead.

  1. Praying for today! Love you dear friend, even if you like maroon better than orangeπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.

  2. You were really on my heart last week and now I know why I felt compelled to send extra prayers. Glad things are picking up and thinking of you as you get ready this week. Happy belated Mother’s Day! Oh, I think Lincoln would look awesome in orange πŸ™‚

  3. Praying! For today, for this week and beyond — for you to have just what you need when you need it — sent through those who are close by or from afar. And…may someone bring you a box “zip-lock” (with the zip deal on there – the “premium” bags) gallon-sized bags so you can carry a few in your purse. Unfortunately I don’t think they make them except in clear. They at least give me me the idea that I experience a tad more dignity compared with a using a napkin or towel when the need arises for a good upchuck. Not chemo in my case, just motion sickness.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day! You are the best mom ever. Saying prayers today and every day for your recovery and for continued courage and perseverance. You inspire all of us every day. But your taste in school colors is concerning!
    Love,
    Danya

  5. Thank you for the update. I realized last Friday that I was having Pink Pray Love withdrawals. Prayed for you a lot yesterday and love you tons! Did I ever tell you what a special memory I have from being with the Uganda team when we all finally got to a place where we could check email and we all sat around and read PPL, laughed, cried, and talked about how much we love you?!???

  6. Hi sweet girl. Read about your weekend on Melanie’s post. So funny that I sound like I know you and Melanie, just throwing your two names around. Praying for you and that all goes like it should. Hugs and Kisses

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