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!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

So the premeds worked!

I didn't want to say anything before I knew for sure...but the premeds definately took care of the pain issue!  Yeah!  The only real side effect is a little trouble sleeping...or falling asleep.  Even with my Advil PM I am tossing and turning....but I will take that over pain any day!!
Also, it is cooling down a bit...just a bit, but enough to feel better and get in the yard a little!

Life is Good!!

21 comments:

Rettabug said...

Oh Honey...I am SO glad to hear the Voltarin helped you. I have it for the mornings that I play tennis, otherwise I wouldn't be able to walk off the courts at the end. Its a really GOOD prescription strength anti-inflammatory. Be sure to take it with food!!! You don't want stomach issues on top of everything else.
My sister noticed that it made her hands swell up the next morning but I think that's just part of the fluid retention that cushions the joints.

Hang in there, Sweetie!! You're at the top of my prayer list.
Hugs,
Rett

Sweet Meanderings said...

I'm so glad to hear that the meds are working!
Candy

Elaine said...

Thank goodness for meds that work..

Susan said...

Ceekay, I am so glad the pre meds are working fo you!!!

eleven-o-one said...

Glad to hear you are feeling good. Prayers continue.
fran

Shelia said...

Oh, praise God, Ceekay! I'm so glad to know your meds have worked. Bless your heart! You are truly a blessing to Blogland.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

That is a good report. It must be working if you feel like being out in the yard again!

Cheryl said...

Hi Ceekay,
Glad to hear that you are tolerating the chemo well and that the meds are helping. I was thinking of you when I wrote my current post..."Talkin' Teal"...about ovarian cancer month. Stay strong...your positive attitude is an inspiration to us all.
Teal hugs,
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Mary said...

Love to get a good report that you're feeling better because I think of you a lot, every day. So glad your pain is gone.

Hugs,
Mary

Delisa said...

Hi Ceekay! I was so happy to hear that the new medication is helping with the pain. I have chronic pain issues too. I know what you mean when you say it is like a weight lifted. The whole world can change over night with just a little bit of relief.

I started going to a pain clinic a couple of years ago and had to try several different things until we got the right combination but what a difference. I wrote myself a little note and put it in my Bible to remind myself when the pain gets bad, saying: "Remember the pain is a wave in a storm, ride it out and tomorrow there will be a calm sea". I don't know why that helps me so much, but just visualizing that calm sea, kind of centers me and gives me hope. For me it's when I start to think that it is never going to end that it gets overwhelming.

I hope you have a lovely and restful sunday evening ahead. It is nice and cool now here in Georgia, with a little crisp touch of fall in the air. I actually had to put a sweater on last night! Delisa :)

AshTreeCottage said...

I am glad to hear that you are without pain. I will keep you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Melissa Miller said...

I've been reading along and thinking of you and praying. I understand the sleep issue. I've been having some major problems the past few months and it's exhausting. Sleep is important for good helth. I hope it is better for you soon.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Glad to hear the meds helped!

Today my dh and I went to Mayo Clinic for his weekly phlebotomy. I was reading a new magazine there and learned that actress Kathy Bates had ovarian cancer. It's been seven years now and she is doing well. Did you know she had it? I've been watching her on Harry's Law, I like that show.

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

YEA! So glad they found something that worked for the pain. You have such a wonderful attitude, and I am a firm believer in attitude helping the body to heal. Hang in there sweet Ceekay. laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Praise the Lord, Ceekay! I'm so glad they worked.

XO,

Sheila

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am praying for you! So happy that you are getting relief from pain!
xo Yvonne

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

So glad you found something for the pain Ceekay! My thoughts & prayers are with you sweetie!

Hugs,
Maryjane
xox

Karen said...

I've just joined your blog and will keep you in my prayers. If you read my September 8th post on "Ladybug Creek" you'll see that I have been close to the ovarian cancer "experience". Take a minute to read about Heather. She will have her 5 year check up this week! I thank God and wonderful medical support she received from MD Anderson in Houston. Heather now works for the American Cancer Society.
Love and support!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hey sweet lady, how nice to know you're doing so much better! Hey, even I can sleep many nights! I'm so happy the pain is going away Ceekay. Prayers and love going your way. Lots of hugs and have a lovely week darling. FABBY

Linda said...

I am glad to hear the Voltaren is working for you, Ceekay! I have taken it for many years and found it to be the one anti-inflammatory drug that worked for me! So glad you are feeling good!

Gayla said...

I am glad you are doing so well. Hugs from Missouri!