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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trying something different

I just got done typing my update and my computer shut off the Internet. I really don't like it when it does that. So I will try this again. I had an appointment with Dr. Kris. I have been having pain under my arm and in my ribs. Dr.Kris adjusted me and we are hoping that is the cause of the pain. He said wait a few days and then if the pain isn't gone we will check it again. He did some testing and I asked him if he thought my cancer is gone. He said, "no". The news didn't shock me. There are some things that made me think it wasn't gone. So Dr. Kris wants me to take some pills that cause my blood vessels to constrict. So there isn't as much blood flow going through my blood vessels. This is going to cause the cancer to shrink or starve. From what I understand I can't be on Herceptin or chemo while on this drug. So it is a perfect time to be on it while we are on break from chemo and herceptin. He will check my numbers when my blood work comes in and see what he thinks we should do next. He also put me on some more supplements and took my off one. Over all it was a great visit aren't they always. It seems like I can't wait for the next appointment it comes and then I can't wait for the next appointment. I am curious that when we get to the end and there is no next appointment how I will feel. I have spent the last 7 months waiting for the next appointment. Oh, I almost forgot he said my body is doing better since I have come off the chemo. That is great news!

12 comments:

rip said...

Wow! Just reading about your spring break exhausted me! I am glad you were well enough to enjoy the kids week off.
I hope your pain stays away and the blood work shows great news.

Jodi said...

I can't believe it's been 7 months since you've been going to your appointments. I'm seriously impressed with your attitude through all this. And I thought you were so brave to be outside last night at Cole's ball game! I know he loved having you there! And I really enjoyed visiting with you. By the way - do you know what the score was because Davis thinks his team won, but I really doubt it! ;)

Cherie said...

Man, you sure make me feel like I let my kids down over spring break when I read what you did. Wow, so glad you were feeling well enough to enjoy that time with your family! Glad to hear that your appointment with Dr. Kris went so well. He sounds like a great doctor! Have a great weekend!

Amy Ayres said...

Rochelle,

What a journey... You have overcome so much in the last 7 months. I am so inspired by you and your fight through this uphill battle... Keep smiling, you are always in my thoughts...Amy Ayres

Jan said...

I've been wanting to comment for a long time in here Rochelle. I have been reading your posts and can not believe how truly brave you are. I love Dr. Kris as well. He saved me years ago in so many ways. And my son as well. Tell him Eddie Barron says hi and he is coming home from his mission in 6 months. He'll know.
My sister went thru all of this. It was very tough, but you are doing very well for what you have to continually face everyday. Its a heavy weight on ones mind because its constant. I believe in your body right now. I know that it can work with you. You have to believe that. I really hope that those pills make a huge difference and that the pain leaves you from the adjustments.
Prayers to you.
Jan Barron

Tharker said...

Dr. Kris sounds like such a wonderful and caring man. I am so happy for you that you have someone so in tune with what YOU need.

Ms. Kristen said...

You sound like you had a wonderful spring break! Loved all the pictures! I am glad you have Dr. Kris! Some people were sent on this earth to heal the mind and body! I will have to make a visit to Dr. Kris!

Anonymous said...

As your former teacher, I used to only hope to inspire you a little. Now I can't stop thinking of how very much you inspire me and so many others! I continue to be so proud of you and how you have gotten through all of this while still being an amazing Mom. May this be the happiest of springs for you!
Love,
Teacher Kathy

PRP said...

I'm so glad you had such a great spring break and that Dr. Kris is giving you so much comfort. I hope the new adjustments and drugs leave you feeling awesome and kick this cancer in the hiney once and for all!

Deborama said...

I've been reading your blog since I first heard about it all and thought you were awesome. Then after figuring out who you were and your husband did our patio and our kids go to preschool together I felt silly to comment on your blog. But I wanted to let you are amazing and I would love to help. Jocelyn loves Kamden so if you ever need somewhere for her to go let me know.

Vanessa said...

I'm happy that you've found a Dr. that you like and trust so much. I can't believe it's been 7 months! I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in our thoughts and prayers and I really admire you for your courage through all of this.

sweet P said...

You really are an amazing and faithful person, and I can tell by all the comments that you have touched so many lives - I'm sure more people that you'll ever know. You are in my prayers too!