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Aug 2, 2020 07:25AM
Good Sunday Morning, Everyone!
Candy - I don't think you will be impacted by the hurricane, but I always think of you when these suckers are heading to Florida. Stay safe!
Terri - Love the dog! He is beautiful. What a great companion during quarantine and after! And your are right; not seeing or hugging the grandbabies is pure torture. I have a new granddaughter (my daughter adopted Hazel; they've had her since birth) that I haven't spent near enough time with yet. We do facetime at least once a week and it is so precious. I got lots of kisses, virtual hugs, a game of peek a boo, waves, and lots of smiles and giggles last night. It was great!!
Jen - OMG on the chiggers. I hate those suckers! I am so sorry to hear about your ex-FIL. I am so sorry this virus has hit so close to home for you with both family and friends. I've dodged that bullet so far, but sadly, I think this thing is going to be our life for a while; we will all be touched by it before its over. Hope your itching ends soon and you and John can work happily on your home and landscaping projects!
Beaverntx - Hope all is well for you and your family.
Cindy - I hope you are having fun in your travels and that you and hubby are staying safe.
I recently updated my blog so you can get more details there. Here is the 1000 mile high version of where we are, cancer wise. First, I am feeling pretty good. No real complaints. Tumor markers are heading down, not to the extent I'd like but down is better than up. My WBC was normal last week for the first time in months. But they jumped a lot this week to 9.5, which is high; ANC is high as well. Typically this is a sign of infection. They took a urine sample; bacteria and WBC were found, so they prescribed antibiotics to play it safe. They are waiting on the culture to determine what more, if anything needs to be done.
I just finished cycle 2 and I am entering into my off week. I start cycle 3 on August 14th. We will do tumor marker tests again then. The plan is to try to get through three cycles and do a PET the end of August. So far so good. The tumor in my neck appears to have gone down, but it could be wishful thinking. I am handling chemo well, again, with little or no side effects. I am getting fat, partly because I am not walking as much in this heat, partly because of the steroids I am getting to fight nausea. Since the nausea isn't bad and I can deal without taking anything, they dropped them from 10 ml to 4. We may drop them again to 2 on the 14th or stop them altogether if I continue to handle this chemo with little or no nausea. Fingers cross!
I can't wait to see all you ladies again! In the meantime, virtual hugs all the way around!!
9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes
9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
AC + T (Taxol)