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, September 27, 2011

Dr. Visit Today

and chemo.  All went very well.  The meds for the pain are working wonderfully.  My doctor said I looked really good...not so dehydrated....and he is very hopeful that my next CT will be good.  My hubby and I left very encouraged.  Thank you for your prayers.  Believe me when I say that I KNOW they make a difference.

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!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2nd treatment of Avastin

...it went well.  I took the premeds and I have meds to take until Sunday.  Hopefully that will help with the pain.  Otherwise, I feel good so far.  A little hard to get going this morning.  Then I dropped a jar of jelly on the floor in the kitchen....boo....always fun to have to clean up something like that, when you really still want to be in bed!
I am going to try and put the seashells away today and get ready for some Autumn touches.  It may take me a while, but hey, no rush!
Thanks for your words of encouragement.  I check everyday...really! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I got through the weekend....felt better by Monday, but decided I was going to have to call for some help before the next treatment.  Talked to the oncologist office today and apparently my doctor has seen this pain in Ovarian cancer patients before.  He is giving me Voltarin to help with the pain.  I will start the morning of chemo and then for a few days.  I am hoping that this will relieve the pain and then I can tolerate things much better.
Chemo is next Tuesday...so I will let you know how it goes!!

Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I looked up Avastin and saw that less than 30 percent of the people have body aches...well I guess this is one of those times..where I was lucky?  I am definately suffering from body aches - all over my body!
Otherwise I feel fine....but I tell you....I am not moving real fast!

Talk to you in a couple of days!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Where did the truck come from?

That must have run over me?  Oh, everything hurts.  I barely slept last night.  Even my toes hurt.  I am hoping it will just be a quick thing and be gone soon!  Sorry, but just keeping it real here!!