I opened up the healing well site and found this thread addressed to me and my heart was full of joy and love. Thank you ! EAch and every one of you. I love you all and thank you for the prayers, the hugs and the well wishes. It means the world to me.
I had my first treatment a week and a half a go and it was rough going. I had the bad reaction to the chemo drug, so they had to stop it and treat me with steroids to help me tolerate it. Then they had to bring me in the next day to continue the infusion. After that, it took me about four days to recover with pain in my body and sleeping a lot. I had a little nausea but no vomiting so I feel I was ahead of the game.
My next infusion is scheduled for July 20th, so wish me luck. I will get on here and tell you how I did with that one. Everyone on the team is expecting it to go better than the last time, so I am hopeful.
I went to my surgeon this past week for my 6 week check up since my hysterectomy. The doctor said that I have an atypical cancer that is a papillary serous type which is a particulary aggressive cancer that acts a lot lot ovarian cancer. This is why they are throwing the kitchen sink at me with the chemo and radiation afterwards. I do have an 80 to 90 percent cure rate, but if it does come back, he said there would be little they could do for me. That kind of made me very sad, but then I realized, I am doing every thing I can to save my life and I must remain positive and look on the bright side, so that is what I am trying to do.
Next week, I go to get a port inserted in my chest to assist with the infusions, as I seem to be a "hard stick" with "no veins". They have to stick me three times to get an IV started, so I said, "give me a port!"
As for now, I am doing well. My hair is predicted to fall out after my next infusion. Right now, it is just dry and my scalp itches, but no hair loss as yet. I have two wigs and several scarves that my daughters and husband bought me, so I am somewhat prepared.
I love all of you, my friends and I thank you for checking up on me. Thanks Char for starting this thread. You are a doll and I appreciate you very much, sweetie. Thank you once again for all of you "being there with me." I couldn't do this without you, my extended family.
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