Welcome to my blog dedicated to my Journey with Teal....Ovarian Cancer. This blog is where I will make updates to my treatments and tests....hoping to keep blog friends updated and answer any questions from visitors. I did not pick this journey, but am doing the best I know how to walk strong and gracefully, with my Lord's continual strength!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I survived - barely

Today I had my day of testing. Anything you want to know about my body??? I am sure they have an answer. Blood, physical, ekg, complete eye exam, and the lovely CT scan. Seriously, I don't know if I will let them do another CT scan. The premeds are not helping the chest pain I have starting one hour after the test and lasting about 3 hours. My husband thinks it may be indigestion, but I have never had indigestion and if that is it...I don't know how people live with it. It feels like a heart attack and I am not exaggerating. I have googled it every way I know how and it appears only me and one other person have ever experienced it. They tell me at the testing place that it is not an allergic reaction because those start right away. Seriously, here I am taking every kind of poison to stay alive with cancer and I am going to drop over dead from a CT scan.
I am feeling better now though. And my eyes are finally letting me see clearly again. I really liked the opthamologist. He was speaking some German to me and I could pick some of it out. My grandparents spoke German. That was kinda fun....not like Hawaii kind of fun...but fun!
I guess they are going to give my port a treatment when I start my new chemo. They have not been able to get blood out of it. It runs in ok, but not out. Mercy. This makes me sound like an invalid. I am NOT. But maybe someone will read this with the same issue and it will help them. Anyways, there is a "treatment" that they put in for a couple of hours and it should clear up any clotting or whatever. They use heparin all the time, but that isn't helping. I hope this works because they AIN'T put another port in IF I can help it.
Ok, I guess you are probably sick of hearing my woes. I know I am!!!
Tomorrow, I am getting flowers for my pots outside. I always love the pretty colors for a few months before the horrible heat fries them!!


Dolores said...

I've been praying for you off and on all day.I'm so sorry that you had to go through the bad effects from the CAT scan, but more so.... I pray that you are getting better and the cancer is shrinking!
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh CeeKay Sweetie...
I have had you in my prayers all day, praying that everything would go okay. I am thrilled you had a good experience at least with one of the Dr.s (opthamologist, speaking German and all, that would be fun.)

I am so sorry to hear that you had problems again with that darn CT Scan. No fun at all. Hopefully they can get your port to flush really good so they can go back to using it both ways.

I wish I was going flower hunting tomorrow. How fun that would be. I too adore planting and working in the garden.

By the way did you find your FleaMarket magazine at Fry's? Let me know, if not I will pick you up one and hang on to it.

Another rough day over sweetie. Tomorrow will be a better day. I'll be thinking of you looking at the reds, yellows, purples, pinks and white. Oh what fun. Love ya girl. Hugs and much love...Sherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, I am hoping that you will feel much better tomorrow and that tomorrow and every day after will bring renewed strength and healing!



Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Ceekay ~ I can't imagine how strong you must be to go through all this today and in the same breath begin spring flower shopping tomorrow. You are amazing! You remind me of a favorite quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson" Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense." I have this quote on my fridge and live by it every day ~ its amazing how many rutts it has helped me over. Be well my friend.

Bernie said...

So glad these test are now over but am sorry you had such a rough time with the CT. I have had several ceekay and I have not had any problems.....what does your doctor say about it.
I only had my port in for a year and they were flushed every week so no problems there either, doesn't seem fair that you have to go through so much.
I enjoyed reading about all you girls getting together over at Sherry's....so wonderful you live so close to each other.
Have a good day tomorrow......:-) Hugs

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Ceekey, I had no idea you are fighting OC. I am so sorry. You are now in my thoughts and prayers! Thank you for sharing this blog with us. Oh how I wish cancer could be vanished.

Love you sweet Ceekee! You are my hero!

Karen said...

Hey my Dear Friend.
It's over.
The whole entire day is over!
Behind you!
I might have to agree with Len on this one because I've had that kind of indigestion and it SERIOUSLY feels like you are having a heart attack. I've had it three times and it was never fun!
I do hope they figure out your port situation . . . Mom never ever had a problem with hers. I guess she was very fortunate.
You can whine any time you fee like it my Dear.
Have fun picking out all your pretty flowers. Pace yourself! ;)
Love and hugs! Me.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like hearing details, so please don't apologize for talking about your concerns. This tells us how to pray. I hope they find out what causes the chest pains.

Joe had his port removed because of fear it would get clogged and cause infection.

Love and prayers,


AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Ceekay, You just stopped by my blog and left a sweet comment. I hurried over to yours because you have a Bentley too. Now that I have found you I an sending you my prayers to help get you through all of the treatments you are receiving. Please let us know about your fears and your pain. I pray that one day you will also tell us about your defeat of OC! I will be here to listen! In the meantime cuddle up with your Bentley.
God Bless,
Susan and Bentley

Heather said...

i agree, it sounds like indigestion. i lived with it everyday for years. it's painful and not fun at all. i'm so sorry you get that feeling from a ct scan. i wonder if something is in the medicine they give you that doesn't agree with you and gives you that indigestion. i'm glad this day is over for you!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Don't worry about complaining! I think you sound very strong with all you're going through! I hope your company brings you some joy and the flowers do as well. Praying for you!

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Ceekay ~ So glad this is behind you. I have indigestion so bad that we thought it was a heart attack ... I take meds to prevent it. Sorry you are having to go thru so much ... tomorrow is a day full of sunshine for you. Prayers lifting still for you.

Have a great day.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon