Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hell Yes Edition

Older Post from my Poor to Rich a Day at a Time Blog as I try to catch up on my blogging :)


Well it has been awhile since a really good  cancer update, the days still get away from me and the time seems to fly by without much getting done other than facebook fun LOL. I am real good a little blurbs and update on facebook most days so if ya like go ahead and look me up and send a friend request!

Now for all the nitty gritty details.

I have had 3 scans where between the first 2 scans, yes it was working, you could visibly see some shrinkage of the tumors. The third scan not only showed a much faster and noticeable shrinkage between the 3rd and 1rst scan but the difference between the 3rd and 2nd scan was like night and day! HUGE difference! The tumors in my lungs are all gone completely. There was a part of my liver that was a huge solid mass originally that is now just a small spot. You can see LOTS of healthy liver between fairly small tumors now. Originally you could not see any liver and the tumors there were huge, larger than the one on my breast even which was the size of an orange! ( You can not even feel the one in the breast anymore either which is tremendous)

Also my liver counts have been PERFECT for several weeks now! Ta Da!

For most of July I have felt WONDERFUL, much like my old  self again and I am back to being sassy, full of zest and rearing to go with a build up of energy, I don't like sitting around for months doing nothing! All that did was get me addicted to Facebook because that was all about the only thing I could do other than watch my movie at night before bed!

I am suppose to go every week since they changed my chemo to just one drug as June had proved too much for me and rendered me a mess that could not even lift my arms or hands. But that has been pretty much go 2 weeks in a row then 1 week off because my white blood cells drop and leaves me at risk  for getting sick easily.

There is also talk of and END DATE woo hoo! I will have one more scan around August 20th and seeing what that shows, my doctor may be able to give me an end date for chemo then I will be placed on a hormone treatment that will be just taking a pill . This means I will only have to go see my doctor about once a month she says......... OH HAPPY DAY THAT WILL BE! 

So yeah all is good, it may be pinching our finances tighter than I would like, but I have not stressed at all over that because it has been so worth it !

Kicking Cancers Butt one day at a time!

On a totally unrelated note, since everyone voted for me to condense all my blogs into this main one here, that is what I will be attempting to do so be patient while I try to make that happen in an organized manner! LOL