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!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Well, Phooey!

Saw my oncologist today.  The current trial drug may not be working.  The decision is to keep me on it for another 6 weeks and then decide what direction to take.  We asked a LOT of questions.  Our anniversary is the 18th of August so no changes will start until after that.  I really wish this drug would start to work so I could settle in for a bit.  I really haven't had much good cancer news since my last hospital stay.  That will be a year in November.  (That is so funny to me....good cancer news.....cancer humor)

But, I have to try and stay positive and pray that the Lord will direct me and my doctor to the right path.  I was not surprised by this info today....I believe the Lord was preparing me.  I just had a "feeling".

So, that's the updates my friends.  Keep me in your prayers and as always, we appreciate them so much.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Saw my doctor yesterday

and everything is good.  He gave me a new sleeping aid and I did use it last night and it seemed to help.  He feels I am just NOT sleeping well enough....so we will see how that goes.

This was round 2, I have to go to 4 to see if it is working.  I pray it is, and I can adjust and start to see some major improvements in my CA number and tumor counts.

He is a fabulous doctor and I know he is doing all that he can.  I get tired and frustrated.....but, he keeps me going.

Thanks for all your encouragement.  Means the world to me.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I am getting on my Soap Box!

You know, I don't like to get political on my blogs....but, I am making an exception today.

I got a call from my Oncologist's office today.  I need a referral from my HMO doctor.  They tried to get one, but unknown HMO doctor doesn't know me.  See, I have never seen him....why????  cuz everything I need done, is done with my oncologist.  Who I have been seeing for 5 years.  So, I called the main number.  Ugh...sorry, but yes, you must have a referral.

I say (not so sweetly, sorry) so, what is this unknown hmo doctor going to do for me?  I have cancer.  The last time I saw one in 2009, they wanted me to sign a Living will. ( Which I didn't do)  So, what, I pay him the office call so he can give me a piece of paper.

Yes maam.

I said, I have a chemo treatment tomorrow.  Will this be covered, because I can't get in to see the unknown hmo doctor today. 

Thank God, he said, yes.....but in the next few weeks I have to take care of this.

Ok, so I ask, can I make my oncologist my HMO doctor.

No, but, you can take out the PPO insurance and he can be your listed doctor.

Me:  That costs more right.

Yes maam.


Here is my final opinion.   Don't get sick.  Don't get a chronic illness.  If you do, make sure you have Xanex available....because if the disease doesn't kill you....the insurance stress will!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

1st round of chemo down

I see my doctor on Thursday.  I wish I could say that I feel great, but I don't.  Not sick, just not myself.  Hoping I will get some answers at my visit.  Maybe my blood count is down. 

My hair is growing....not as fast as I would like it, but growing.  I think I may keep it a little shorter than I normally do.  It sure is easier to take care of.  But we will see.  I have always liked longer hair than shorter.

Thank you for caring about me....and for all the prayers.  I appreciate it so much.

Will let you know how the doctor goes on Thursday.