Friday, February 12, 2010

Cycle 13 and Erbitux treatment

Thought I would do an update before I go on my two week vacay. cycle 13 went well with the new chemo regimen of just 5-FU and leucovorin with the Erbitux. Still pretty much side effect free except for the Neuropathy and a smidgen of fatigue. I am feeling pretty great these days and certainly not your "typical" stage IV cancer patient.

Yesterday, I had my weekly Erbitux treatment. My friend/neighbor went with me. It was nice to have someone to chat with during my treatment. It made the time go by quickly and I got some laughs in too. So, now I am officially on "chemo break" until March 3rd when I start Chemo cycle 14.

So, the boys and I are very excited for our trip to MN to see Mark. Tyler is especially excited to have the opportunity to throw a snowball at mommy. ;o) This will be the first time that either one of them have seen snow, so I am so excited for them. they will also get to see their Grandpa, whom they haven't seen since this past summer. I will be sure to take lots of pics to share from all the fun they are going to have.

As always, I want to think everyone for their continued support, thoughts and prayers. I feel so fortunate to have such great family and friends. you all mean so much to me. this journey is sure teaching me much about the true value of family and friends.

I'll update again soon.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New round starts Wed

So, my new round of Chemo starts on Wed afternoon. I will get Chemo this week and the Erbitux next week. Then, I am taking a two week break from treatment for my trip to Minnesota. I should be done with this round of treatment in May if everything continues to go well. Hopefully, this time the cancer will go into remission. I an still feeling really great and the kids are doing well to. They have settled into our new home nicely.

It has been nice living so close to my oldest brother as we can visit more often now. My children absolutely adore him. Especially my middle child. He is always wanting to go to his apartment. It is so adorableRemove Formatting from selection.

Thanks once again for the continued support and prayers. I really think that attitude is everything when dealing with Cancer. I refuse to let it get the best of me. Do I have days were I feel overwhelmed and sad? Of course I do. The unknown is always lurking in my mind. However, I do feel very optimistic that I am winning here. :0)