Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Almost there!

I had my labs rechecked today...my hemoglobin is up to 10.2 (from 8.1 last week)! This is great news. It's still below normal (12) but we're going in the right direction. My blood pressure was 117/72 and everything else seemed to be ok. The only thing the oncologist said was that they would like for me to wait to see the dentist until just before Christmas. I'll hold out for as long as I can...barring any abscess or something even more gross!

My last treatment is Monday!!! All in all it has gone faster than I thought it would. I still must see the Radiation Oncologist for a consultation. They are leaning more towards NOT doing radiation as....well...there really isn't much tissue there to radiate. However, we still have to go over all of the options and weigh the pros and the cons. We've already discussed the hormonal therapy of Arimidex. This is to start after the hysterectomy which will be some time in January. Hopefully by February or so, I can start to put all of this behind me and begin looking forward with some confidence and hope. This will be a "monkey" that will be with me forever, but, I plan to put it in it's proper place and only acknowledge it when I actually have to.

Thank you again for all of your prayers and support. I promise to return the favor in your hour of need!!

5 comments:

Christie Groth said...

So glad to hear things are on the up and up. I hope things continue on that path and you are well in just a few months. They hysterectomy really wasn't all that bad...nothing like what it was a few years back so hopefully yours goes smoothly and recovery is short.
I am praying for you often.
BTW, hubby is supposed to be home in Sept. I am hoping for more of a June-July time frame but I am planning for a Sept. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Therese said...

Glad to hear the good news. Thanks for the email...and the prayers. Mine for you continue as well!

Anonymous said...

You seem to have done quite well with the chemo and everything. Just wondering...why do you have to have the hysterectomy?

Journey of Truth said...

Keep up your good spirits and keep on hoping in the Lord. Keeping you in my prayers. Have a joyful thanksgiving.

Nancy said...

Anonymous...
The hysterectomy is due to my post chemo hormonal therapy treatment options. I can't take Tamoxifen because of a DNA issue. The better hormonal treatment is Arimidex...and I can't take this unless I'm post menopausal...so...they need to make me menopausal. Anyway...long story but the bottom line is...I need to get rid of my ovaries. I'm not looking forward to it!