Friday, February 17, 2012

".that you may live a life worthy of the Lord.."

Today was a long day of four hours, going in to town, being prepped (drinking the "lemonade" ) to get ready for the CT/PET.Then blood work, and being given the isotopes/sugar water that will at rack cancer cells. After this I lay in a recliner for an hour, with a pillow and blanket (not bad) while the isotopes scatter. They "glow" under the scan from these isotopes, and they like sugar. That might tell us something, about the nature of cancer? Then we took CD's to radiologist, and went to chemo nurse to sign up for the new chemo. She wrote to the company since I have had so many treatments (I think 6-8 and they said my cells matched so well, they want me in the study. According to the literature, there are virtually no side effects, except maybe the first time. As the infusion goes in there may be some allergice reactions but they will be there and can give me demoral, etc. for any problems. I receive 4 straight weeks of infusion and then 4 weeks off. Also the first time, I go almost every day for blood work, to see how the drug is metabolizing.

On the down side, I am stil weak and nauseous from the radiation and anxious to see what Dr Gray says about this. I wory about doubling up on treatments, sort of. But then I know God has planed this chemo for me, and it is the very last chance I have to kick this cancer. So I would not miss out on this for anything if I can crawl in there!

".and may please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power acording to His glorious might." Colosians 1:10-1

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkFebruary 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Dear Bev,
    I am so glad this day is over, and the news all sounds so promising. You'll crawl in there! Even as weak as you are, I know have the tenacity to reach, and God will pull you the rest of the way.
    Love and hugs,