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Monday, March 21, 2011

Feeling Well!

Hey, mom is telling me again that it is time to update. I keep thinking about it but then I get busy do so many other things. It is that time of year. Cole started baseball practice last week. Carter hasn't been called yet for a team. Kamden was going to do soccer but we haven't heard from them yet. This is the busiest season from now until summer. I love the warmer weather and all the activities. Not that we have warmer weather right know.

Anyway about what is going on. After the first round (816) of chemo my CA 2729 number dropped to 600 and something. The swelling start to go away and so did the pain. So I went off my pain meds cold turkey. I found out that is not the way you are to go off pain meds. Oh, well now I know if I every have to do it again I will not go off the right way. I survived with just a few not so good side effects from just stopping.

So this week I saw Dr. here. Just started third round of chemo pill and Herceptin infusion. My numbers before we started third round are down to 268. Is that awesome or what. Hopefully this round will knock the numbers back to normal. Then we can do three more rounds to make sure it is gone. We will see what time brings.

I am doing really well. The only side effects the last two weeks has been the hand and foot. They have been very red and hot. So really I am doing really good. Oh, and I still have my hair.

The only bad news is I recently found out I only get 4 scans a year with my insurance and I have already used 3. Two of the scans were for the appendix and one for the cancer.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was nice running into you the other day. Sounds like this Chemo is kicking some tooshy! Yeah!!

~Barb T.

natallie said...

That is awesome news Rochelle! I'm so glad you posted, I've been thinking about you and wondering how things have been. Amazing news.

Our Journey said...

AWESOME NEWS;) and so happy you updated us! We worry so much about you and were always happy to read a postive post! Spring is a busy time and oh how it will be summer soon and you and the family will be back on the river. Family is everything and your so blessed to have great parents, siblings, kids, hubby and so many friends that love you dearly. We are praying for your continued healing & your strength. Love you LOTS;) Thank you for helping others to get through there crazy days with the strength you Give to us all!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling well. It sounds like the kids are keeping you very busy. I'm with you when it comes to SPRING. I'm ready for it. I need some warm weather and sunshine. Aunt Linda

Jillian said...

Sounds like you're'all gearing up for some spring/summer fun! ^_^ Glad to hear you're doing so well! We love you and pray for you!

Anonymous said...

Great News! update as soon as you can! This time sooner k;0