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!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I think I have my Oncologist stumped!

Saw my doctor today. Last night my b/p was sky high....I had been doing better with it.

So another drug has been entered into the mix. We will see. I actually made the nurse sit with me and make a time schedule to make sure I get everything in!! I am currently taking 21 pills a day. (my head is shaking now, cuz I struggle with taking an aspirin!)

Just to clarify since some have asked. I do not have Hypertension. This is totally a drug induced issue....from the chemo pills I am on now. Similar to Avastin. When the time comes I am no longer on this medication, my b/p will be normal. But trust me, I will never minimalize when I hear someone has high blood pressure. Mercy!

We did have a wonderful Easter. You can see bits of it on my other blog, Thinkin' of Home.

Yes, we did feel the earthquake....very unusual here.....

Ceekay

12 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope this new medication works. I take BP medication because of another drug and it is so aggravating. But no where near the aggravation of taking 21 pills a day, so I won't complain.

I am so glad you had a wonderful Raster. We did, too!

xoxo
Jane

The Happy Homemaker said...

I hope you are spared any more trouble with your blood pressure!My husband has high blood pressure(NOT drug-induced)and I know the headaches can be terrible.I think of you a lot and wish you the best:)

Karen said...

Praise be that they know WHY, now if they can only get the HOW down you'll be good to go. Are you still on the chemo?
Lots of hugs and prayers! Me.

Bernie said...

I hope the new meds work, oh Ceekay I'm not sure I could manage 21 pills every day but I also know like you I would do whatever I had to do to feel well.....good luck sweetie, will be praying for you.......:-) Hugs

Marydon Ford said...

I am so sorry that these meds are such a challenge ... I take 15 pills a day to stay 'normal' & I don't have the disease you have, Ceekay. Bless you, sweet lady ...

Hope you had a wonderful & joyful Easter.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kathy said...

Boy Ceekay...You've really been through it with the medications...
Hope everything levels out soon.
Always praying for your total healing...
Chin up sweetie...You are loved,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Ceekay,
21 pills a day! I am glad the nurse was helpful in making a schedule, I would have trouble managing that too. I hope the new med is able to help control the bp better.
Valerie

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

HI Ceekay ~ I am a 40 year ild with extremely high blood pressure and didn't even know it till about 2 weeks ago. It is amazing how awful you can feel and not know what its from. HBP would have never occured to me. The medication I am on now has changed all that instantly ~ I am very lucky. I do hope all this medication is helping you every day ~ continually hoping and praying for you.

Cyn said...

I hope the blood pressure subsides and gives you a break soon! HUGS!

Heather said...

wow, 21 pills. so not fun. i hope things settle down for you soon!

NanaNor's said...

Blessings Ceekay, I wanted to share that the Lord impressed you upon my heart today so thought I'd stop by and see how your treatment was going....usually I visit your other blog. Things have changed so much with new treatments-when my sister had Ovarian cancer, she just took chemo through an i.v. I pray they are making more headway and finding better treatments for this. Hang in there girl-you are such a hero.
Hugs, Noreen

Plumrose Lane said...

So happy to have found your blogs, you're such a sweet soul! I'm with you, can't stand pills and I do hope that day of lower b/p comes very soon. ;-)
♥Sharon