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, May 25, 2010

Latest Update!

Saw my oncologist today. All is well as far as Blood pressure, blood work, rashes all gone....but now I have a stomach issue. We are going to watch it to see if I have a bug or possibly an after effect from the antibiotics. I feel good...I just have, well, you know, stomach problems.

I am enjoying this season of good feeling....I pray it lasts! I don't know, 20 years or so would be good!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yay, Yay, YAY

Saw the doctor today and my scan was an improvement. Some of the tumors have shrunk and my CA125 is still going down! I admit, I cried. It is so wonderful to receive encouraging news. I haven't had a lot of it...and I am basking in it right now.

Your prayers continually strengthen me....thank you so much!!!

Yay, yay, YAY!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

CAT scan Monday

Cold is much better....but you know that saying, it gets worse before it gets better. That was me Wednesday. I actually asked my husband to stay home from work. I never do that, so he knew I was pretty cruddy!!
My CAT scan in tomorrow. We are hoping for some good results. Not only for the decreasing of the tumors, but so I don't have to go through changing another treatment. So please think about me tomorrow if you get a chance....Thanks
I will have the results later in the week.

Hope you all are having a fantastic mother's day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

No, Seriously?

My rash is just about gone. Doing good. Then Tuesday night I looked at hubby and said....I am catching a cold. Oh my goodness....it is a doozie! I haven't slept more than 3 hours a night because I can't breathe! I am taking Tylenol cold, but I don't think it is doing much.
Ok, so now you see, I DO complain. I hate colds!!!
I will come talk to you all again when I am nicer...and feeling better!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So doc, what is this rash??

We have pretty much decided this rash on my legs is NOT from the chemo. I have taken the chemo alone and the rash doesn't get any worse. My doctor thinks, thinks it may be the calcium blocker I am on for the high blood pressure. So he changed that medication and we will see.
I have my next CT scan next Monday, and hubby and I are so hopeful for a good scan. It is so WONDERFUL when you get some good news!
All my blood work is great...and aside from some fatigue I am doing quite well, all things considered.
Now, you may think this is sick humor, but at my doctor's office it is always kinda a joke as to why I am there, since I am basically so healthy...then my doctor will say, well, except for this thing called CANCER!
I tell my husband all the time that I will not be happy if after I am gone, they find out eating a banana standing on your head will cure this!

Now you probably all are thinking, that poor thing, it has affected her brain!

Nope, that is still fine.....you gotta laugh about something you know!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Checking in...

I have been feeling pretty good. Able to do some things that I have had to let go for a while. Even invited some friends over for a good tablegame. However, I am having the rash issue again on my legs. I call it a rash out of lack of whatelse to call it. It appears to be under the skin, no bumps, but red as fire. It doesn't itch. I see the doctor tomorrow and they are hoping to be able to tell me what is causing it.
It needs to go away....cuz it is capri season. It is bad enough my poor toe nails look terrible. I got a fungus when I was on one of the other chemos and of course, because of the liver, I can't take the meds. Now my legs....I may have to start wearing total body covering the way I keep falling apart!
So that is what is happening on my side of town...how about you?