Friday, August 27, 2010

What's Happening?

I had the CT scan. It showed cancer in all the lymph nods in the lower part of my stomach. The largest one is 3cm and a normal lymph nod is 3mm. There is also a 7cm mass of fluid. They don't know if it is cancer or just something left over from surgery. Either way the numbers are up and so the doctors have decided to start chemo again.

I have my first infusion of the new chemo today. Just like all the other times I will do three rounds and then a scan then three more rounds and a scan. We don't know for sure how many rounds we will start with 6. I will have chemo treatments once every four weeks. This is a slow acting chemo so the chemo treatments are spaced four weeks apart. I should be getting a scan again in Oct or the first of Nov.

I am on Doxil (Antineoplastic Agent, Anthracycline), Cytoxan (Antineplastic Agent, Alkylating Agent) and Aromasin (not an infusion just a hormone replacement. There are some really different side effects with these two drugs and some the same. We will wait and see what they bring to me.

I am so grateful that I didn't have to do chemo through the summer. I was able to enjoy my kids this summer. I have to say I am sad summer is pretty much over. My kids just keep getting older and bigger. I am sad it just means less time before they are gone. I hope they will always remember all the fun times and not all the fighting. I have been truly blessed to be able to continue to watch my kids grow up. I am thankful to my Heavenly Father and all of his many great blessing he has given me. Thank you to all of you that continue to pray for me and my family. I know that your prayers and mine are being answered. We have seen many miracles happen.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What number of scan is this one?

Just a quick note. Had blood work done yesterday. Saw one of Dr.'s Assitants. My CA2729 number is 267. So it isn't up to much but it is up. So I will be gettin a CT scan on Monday and then I will see the Dr.'s Assitant again on Wednesday. Not sure what we are going to do hope they find the cancer in the CT scan.