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!!