Monday, October 22, 2007

No Chemo this week!

Wow, what a great weekend! It was so nice to have Bailey here. My sister has the cutest little boy he says Peace all the time it is so cute. I got to relax and visit with family.

Cole is still sick he has been home throwing up. I left him with my mom today. He seems to be feeling better today ha!

So, today when I went in for my blood draw they told me from Fridays draw that my hemoglobin was low which means I am tired. So they said if I was tried that was why. They draw my blood and told me they would know in a couple of hours weather or not I could have chemo tomorrow. So they called back about an hour or two later and said my white blood cell counts are to low and I can't have chemo tomorrow. She said no more until I see Dr. Rado in a couple of weeks. I still do the nurlasta shot and blood draws until I see Dr. Rado again. This isn't bad news because the lump in my breast is shrinking and the lymph nod in my neck I can't feel anything. So between the fasting and prayers it is working we just need to find the right amount that doesn't bring my white blood cell counts down and not come back up. So they will be adjusting the chemo we assume for the next round. I have had a lot of side affects with the chemo nothing bad just little things. So hopefully those will change with the chemo.

I was able to visit with a friend this weekend who's family has a son going through chemo and what a blessing that was to be able to talk with her. She was a wealth of information and ideas. Thank you Cathrine Peck! Wow what a wonderful women and a great family! Congrats Daniel on finishing the main part of your chemo. Good Luck on the next group of chemo!

Those of you who are still looking to help Wendy is still looking for help with clean up tomorrow night at 9pm for about an hour. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Hey girl,
So glad to hear the good news. I know you were really wanting to be able to continue with the Chemo, but we are so glad to hear that the cancer is shrinking. I have been thinking about you all day and wondering how your results went. So thanks for the update, I can sleep tonight now! :) Try and enjoy your week off. Thanks for taking the time to keep us all updated!

Anonymous said...

Rochelle - Sounds like you had a great weekend with your family. I am glad that your dad is up and moving. I would love to take you to lunch but if you are not up for that I can bring the lunch to you. Anyways I will talk with you soon.

The lumps are shrinking, that is great!!!

Love Ya, Chelsie

Anonymous said...

Hi Rochelle,
Cindy Powell gave me your blog address. Your family is in our prayers always. You are an amazing person. The strength that comes out in your blog is inspiring. Thank you! Please tell Cole that Nick is praying for him. Take Care! Tina Williams

Anonymous said...

Wow, what more proof do you need that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers than to have a blood draw that says your white cell count is too low for chemo, yet one lump is shrinking and one is undetectable. That is wonderful. Rest, rest, rest.
Obviously, the blessings are already coming. I'm sure Cathrine Peck is the first of many great people you will meet on your journey. Hope the kids start feeling better soon. P.S. What a small world that Tina Williams who left the previous message is in my ward over here in Everett. Nick is in Jack's Valiant 9 class and cub scout troop. Fun!
Take care,
Megan Stevens

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Woohoo for shrinking lumps! That is fantastic news!

Cyndy told me that Danielle brings dinner on Wednesdays so I will call tomorrow to find another day. Thursday? Friday? Whatever you want works for me. I can't wait to see your smiling face!

Tharker said...

Shrinking tumors...that is GREAT NEWS! I know you feel so grateful for the Lord's hand in your life, especially right now.

Keep fightin girl!

I'm so glad that you got to talk with Catherine. Their family has been through so much in the last year, and I am constantly amazed at their faith and testimony.