Surviving Step by Step:Much to be Thankful For
Saturday, 21 November 2009 18:00
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2009 09:29
It was so nice to hear the results straight from my doctor. We discussed my
Herceptin treatment and will let the medicine drip an extra fifteen minutes to
lessen the side effects. I have 12 more treatments so the countdown begins. I
went on a Herceptin website and was reading about other peoples side effects.
Some are the same but others I do not have. Yeah!! My Echo test is to monitor my
heart. The Herceptin can make the heart not function properly. If it gets below
a certain range, they may consider stopping the meds for a while. I hope that
doesn't happen. I'm so close to finishing. My first mammogram since my diagnosis
is coming up the end of November. I know it will be good. I'm only worried about
being squeezed on my left side. Where the incisions are is still touchy. Even
though it has been close to a year since the surgeries. My skin area under the
breast will never be the same. I will tough it out because staying strong is
important. But that is what is bothering me now.
There is a list of persons to thank through my year long challenge.
Thank you to all the nurses and doctors for the good care. Surgeries, treatment
plans. infusions and radiation. Thanks to my family, friends and support people
who were there after treatments to lend a hand. Cooking and running errands and
taking my children places. Being there to talk with when I was feeling low. For
saying I looked good when it was obvious that I was having a bad day. Thank you.
I appreciate each and every one of you. My Hope was kept up with all the help
received. May God Bless You the way he has Blessed me and my Family.
Happy Thanksgiving. My Faith will keep me strong and my Family will make
me smile. Life is good.
Surviving Step by Step