I had a great check up with Dr. Serious yesterday! Yahoooooooo!
Cancer marker tests were down 10 points.......any reduction is a welcome relief! lol Also my lungs are in no need of a future lung tap......can I get an amen on that one?? lol I will be having a thoracic CT/Scan in a couple of weeks to see if the tumors in my lungs have shrunk significantly to make sure the Xeloda Chemo is working it's magic.....then another Brain MRI in about 6 weeks to see if the tumor that is there is gone all together and then I will be a good candidate for a chemo booster they wanted me on before but because of the brain tumor it was too risky for a stroke....crossing fingers that I am able to do the booster!!!!
SIDE NOTE --Forgot to add that I started my 3 round of the Xeloda Chemo this morning too and I have lost a lil bit of hearing in both ears due to the Whole Brain radiation...keeps the teenage noise level down to bearable....side effects will wear off in a few weeks! lol
Every day that gets me farther from last Friday strengthens my life force .....it's amazing how much better I feel and I have energy to spare now. I will not over load myself......Jim won't let me for one, but I actually have done lots of laundry and shopping and I even cooked dinner last night......food is no longer my enemy! lol And did I mention a bowl of Moose tracks (ice cream) last night didn't hurt! lol
I wanted to show you how much my hair had grown before the radiation took it all away again....funny how only the lil stubborn gray/white hairs stayed! Grrrrr! Jim said my hair looked fiber optic because the ends were still blonde but the roots came in darker! I thought I took on a more schnauzer look myself! lol lol lol
The other two girls are my partners in crime....they went with me for my appointment yesterday...and they were making fun of me how I can't walk a straight line yet and how my words seems to escape me from time to time...so I called them Dirty Rat Bass Turds and said, "Hey you try walking around with a brain tumor and then tell me how easy it is!!!" Even Doctor Serious laughed out loud on that one and then left the room for a minute and then poked his head back in the door and asked again. "What did you just call your girlfriends?" I repeated DIRTY RAT BASS TURDS!! He laughed again and left the room............I think personally we made his day! lol lol lol
It's a great day to be alive and I ain't missing another moment of it!
The picture above was to give you an idea how fast my hair grew back from my last chemo (first round) which was January 2, 2007 until my last round of whole brain radiation a week ago. If I knew how many brain cells I would have had to sacrifice now I think I wouldn't of been such a wild child during my teens! MY BAD!!! lol lol lol
Me, Mar and Michelle ( I think this was taken over a month and a half ago.........chemo brain, radiation brain, blonde moment, bald moment I have lots of excuses now! lol lol lol)