December 6th 2007 10:10 pm

Today – So Far, So Good!

Well today was the third chemo treatment, and it went well.  No terrible reactions, and I’m feeling pretty good.  My friend, Sunshine was able to go with me and we watched “National Treasure” on a portable player (Thanks, Ken).   It made the time pass a bit more quickly.  One of the chatty ladies was there doing her FINAL treatment!  Yeah, there is an end to all of this.  I was nervous getting weighed.  I had gained 9 pounds in the three weeks between the 1st and 2nd treatments, but I held with no gain this time.  Sol says the weight gain is a good thing because most patients lose a significant amount, and I have been able to eat and keep it down.  I’ve had an appetite, when some have none.  I have the next blood test the day after Christmas, and I joked that my sugars would be through the roof!  The Nurse Practioner said he’s not concerned about my sugars (green light to eat anything I want? 🙂 ).  Wahoo!  Sol will keep me grounded…mostly!  😉

Some more good news – at the doctor’s appointment, he felt the tumor and agreed that it was definitely smaller and that it was harder to find defined edges.  Both are great news.  I’ll be having a mammogram and ultrasound in a couple weeks to get that hard evidence we all desperately desire.  Please pray that they find nothing!  Our God is in the business of miracles, and I believe that He is able to do whatever we ask or imagine.  

I’ve noticed that my taste buds are really effected the first day, so the delicious green bean caserole didn’t quite taste as wonderfully as it had on Monday (Mmmm to Lori and Beth)!   It has always come back to normal though; some patients lose the ability to taste for the entire time they have chemo…their food ends up tasting like cardboard.  I have been very thankful to enjoy my food!  Good thing!  So many people have been bring by such wonderful meals…thus the 9 pounds!  I don’t mind, really.  It’s not a time to diet!  I have years for that!

On a very personal note, I have a special prayer request for a friend that absolutely burdens my heart and brings me to tears.  She is 5 months pregnant and has found out through ultrasound that there are some major problems with the baby – including the baby’s brain and heart.  Her heart is broken, and she is worried.  She recently had a fetal MRI and is waiting on those results.  Please pray for a miracle in her unborn child.   I cry when I think about her dispair and her precious baby boy.  Please lift her up. 

Thank you,  you are all such wonderful people and an amazing support group.  I love you all,

Monica

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2 Responses to “Today – So Far, So Good!”

  1. MaryAnn on 07 Dec 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    Monica,

    So glad to hear so far so good today.

    What a light you are to others around you. In the middle of your own fight, it comes so naturally for you to put yourself aside and pray for others. This does not surprise me a bit. You are such a beautiful example of how our Lord and Savior has called His people to love others and put others first.

    Praise God for you and your life, the life you so obviously live for Him.

    I love you!

    MaryAnn

  2. raul on 07 Dec 2007 at 4:20 pm #

    It’s good to hear you’re doing well. The “inner circle” rings and news of the obviously shrinking tumor is awesome!

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