Friday, May 3, 2013

Fabulous News!

Hello Sweet Blog Friends

I’ve learned my tumor has shrunk 50%!!!!! Praise God !!!! I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to see my old and new CAT scans side by side. I was the one to say it shrank 50%, doctor said it could even be a little more and it’s more then likely it will continue to shrink over the coming months.

I am sorry for being gone for so long and not responding to e mails. No one tells you that your treatments will affect every system in your body. I didn’t realize it until I began to recover. I feel like each system is slowly coming back on line one at a time. Internal organs first. I can tell you I am happy to finally have my blood pressure at a normal level. Mine was dangerously low for quite a long time. Happy to report I am eating well and have put on a few pounds. At the moment my nervous system is trying to heal it’s self, I have the shakes, not a nice feeling. My vision has been affected as well. I have tried to keep up with your blogs but can only stay on line for brief periods before my vision gets blurry. I think the last to heal will be my skin. The radiation burns have healed but the rest of my skin is so very, very dry.

Although I don’t think I look at all well, my family, friends, neighbors, the nurses and my doctor all tell me I look so very much better then I did when this all began. I am slowly getting better but doctor says it’ll take quite a bit longer before I feel my old self.

I will have more blood work and see my oncologist in a week, and learn if I’ll need more Chemo or not. God willing I wont. If I need it I will of course take it but I’m only just starting to feel well and sure would hate to have to start over again besides I‘d really like to be able to create again.

I’ll be back next week to report if I do or don’t need more Chemo. I thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Be well, take care of yourselves.

Love, Hugs & Blessings