Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Time

I can't believe Christmas has already came and gone, this year seemed to have gone by so fast. It has been a busy month trying to finish up shopping, doing some baking and just being ready for Christmas. I really enjoyed Christmas this year, I felt so much better than I did at this time last year, it was a nice change. We enjoyed Jonah so much this year, he hasn't quite got the hang of opening the packages yet but he liked what he got. Look out next year because I'm sure he will be ready to go, and really get into it by then. Another reason I think the year has gone by fast is that Jonah will be two next month, it just doesn't seem possible that our baby can be two already.
As far as my health, I am doing pretty good these days, I am taking chemo once a week at Highland Oncology in Fayetteville. It hasn't been too bad so far, it makes me a little tired but hasn't made me sick. I don't like this cold weather that's for sure, I just can't hardly bare the cold especially the wind, it just cuts through me.
Happy Holidays to you all and I hope the New Year will bring health and happiness to all.

Monday, December 6, 2010

More Testing

On Tuesday, November 23rd, Candes and I headed out early for Little Rock for more testing. I was scheduled for bloodwork, MRI's and a bone marrow biopsy, we were there the whole day. We felt like we got in and out of each test fairly quick but it just takes time. Everything seemed to go ok, there was a little issue with the bone marrow biopsy this time, I had some bleeding but it was probably due to the fact that my platelets were so low. I needed to be at 50, 000 before they could do it and I was at the lucky number of 57,000. So I was just barely where I needed to be. I had a really sore back but we headed back home after eating at the Olive Garden in Little Rock.
On Tuesday, November 30th, Clay and I made our way back to Little Rock for doctor appointments. We met with Dr. Barlogie first thing to determine what the next step would be. He told us that I needed to be back on treatment, so I was given my orders and prescriptions to get started back on maintenance therapy. I will start my treatment later this week. I was hoping to wait until after Christmas but that didn't happen, he did lower the dosage and also changed the chemo drug that I take at home so maybe it won't be too bad, one can only hope.

I am looking forward to Christmas, I am getting close to having my shopping done but I am not there yet. I feel better than I did last Christmas so that gives me alot to look forward to. Clay bought us a live tree again this year and Kara and I decorated it last week, I had mentioned that we were going to change it up this year, we did and I love it. Clay is not sure about the teal and brown, he kinda likes red, green and gold, it will grow on him though.