And in June 2013 we are back in the revolving door of doctors, this time for my heart. So the focus has shifted, BUT... I continue to THANK YOU for your prayers, love & support. I receive them with open & loving arms. My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.

LIVESTRONG: I am strong. I am loved. I am healthy. WE WILL WIN!

Have you or your loved one had their annual mammogram? PLEASE, don't put it off. Speaking from experience, I highly recommend monthly self exam as well.

Contents may be uplifting, sad, funny, scary, downright depressing ~ THAT IS CANCER .... at it's best, at its worst.

PLEASE ~ Feel free to share this blog with anyone who is interested to learn about my journey. While I welcome their support, I hope that by sharing this experience freely to the universe I may help to support others by breaking down some of the barriers and fear associated with breast cancer and the treatment.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

THREE TO GO!!!!! :-)

I am in the infusion room in the midst of chemo series 5. There are only 3 more chemo series to complete!!!!!

The difference about today is that the infusion lasts 4-4.5 hours rather than 2.5 hrs. Today's drug of choice is Taxol, which brings with it the possibility of an allergic reaction. So one of the pre-meds will be benadryl to help counteract any allergic reaction. The pre-med drip is now over, which took about an hour. Lisa, my nurse for today, started the Taxol on a very slow drip just to see how I reacted. She moved up the drip two more times before setting back up to the normal speed. I think it is time for a little nap from the Benadryl. Nighty- night!

And now it is 3pm and Lisa has started the final flush of saline before we head home.

All went very well, I did some knitting, some blogging, some reading, but MOSTLY napping.  :-) And Mark got in some reading and surfing of the web. I'm a little fuzzy headed, and hopeful that the major side effect of the Taxol, fatique, is manageable. Somehow I misunderstood the doc and thought there was less fatigue with Taxol. Oh well, it is what it is.

So when I got home, I made an appointment for an American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better program later this month, left a message about a free creative writing class in Sebastopol for cancer patients, and ordered a free head wrap from Good Wishes program. So all in all we both had a very productive day.

Hugs, Debbie... aka the cancer warrior; AND survivor 
Sonoma Relay for Life Team (8/6/11) ~  Debbie's Blasting Crew


1 comment:

  1. Deb, you are definitely on the downhill slid now with only 3 chemo treatments left.

    I will pray for no allergic reactions and the fatigue is minimal.

    Hugs and prayers, ~Michelle


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