Saturday, July 26, 2008

Another Chemo Treatment Down and ONE to Go!!!

I know it has been awhile since I posted to my blog. I have been pretty busy. You know I wanted to get my business back up and running. I had my Open House on July 17th, A benefit for Breast Cancer on the 20th and then I started my classes back up on the 21st and 22nd. Let's just say it was fun to be back in the swing of things but I did get tired. It was a good tired though.
Now for my Chemo Treatment. All went well with it as usual. I did have some questions for my Dr. since it is getting close to the end of treatment. I wanted to know what the course of action would be for me after treatment is over. I will be going to his office every six weeks to have my port flushed so it doesn't clog in case we should need it again. Let's hope not! I will see him every twelve weeks for an exam and blood tests. Depending on what the blood tests show on if I would have to have any kind of scans. I also need to make an appointment to have a mammogram in September. Life will be good.
Since I am nearing the end of treatment and looked back on what all has evolved; the biggest advice I can give to anyone is to LISTEN to your Oncologist. He is your best friend through this. That wasn't hard in my case because my Oncologist is fantastic. The word "CANCER" was enough to scare me into listening and doing everything I could to stay healthy through this process. Another thing is to keep positive and have a good attitude. It is not to say you won't have bad days...Lord knows I did but you go on.
August 8th is my last treatment so I am going to be one happy person that day. My white blood count was low yesterday but not low enough to cancel my treatment but I am going to go and get a Neulasta shot on Monday. This is a shot to boost your white blood cells which is what fights off infections and sickness. This will bring my white count up so we hopefully won't have to postpone my last treatment. That hasn't happened to me through this whole ordeal and I sure don't want it on my last treatment.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
God Bless!!!!!


judy anderson said...

Glad you posted, I;ve been a prayin' for you and couldn't remember your name. Good luck Rita.

Mrs. Nancy G said...

I am glad you posted too. I've been wondering about you. Thanks for letting us know how you are.


Percy said...

I too was wondering how you were doing. Glad your treatment coming to an end, and you will be free!!! from it!!!!



Just Me said...

I TOO was wondering how you were doing! Thank you for sharing and letting us know!

Angela K said...

Rita, TFS, I keep you in my prayers!!

Dianette Seda said...

I'm so glad you're back to the swing of things. I'm sure working in your business of stamping will help you greatly. I'm looking forward to your weekly techniques, etc. You're such a talented and wonderful girl!

Sonja said...

Yea for you! Last treatment coming up! I'm so glad that things have been going always, keeping you in my prayers.

Stampin' Meg said...

You are in my prayers, Rita.

judy anderson said...

Just to let you know I have been thinking about you and praying.