Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Time to happy dance again! lol

I knew it! I knew the chemo drug (Navelbine),the chemo drug that my body can't tolerate..... is driving down the tumor marker test numbers (another huge decrease). Dr. Serious doesn't seem to think its the Navelbine that has made me so sick. , no matter how much I tried convincing him it is. First dose (full dose) became familiar with my toilet, second dose (Half dose,didn't SEE the toilet) third dose (full) made plenty of visits to the toilet....so today I go in plead my case but because of the tumor markers going down significantly in the last month and the tumors I once felt in my left leg are gone and Jim can't find any signs of the ones down the sides of my spine, I was given another full dose!

He thinks it's the lack of steroids in my body that are making me sick, so once again I am being put back on steroids...a milder one this time Prednisone, at a low dose so I don't get the weird side effects I had on the other steroid(Dexamethasone) in previous treatments. They should also help with my appetite and my nausea ..... lost 8 pounds being ill since last dose. I am now wearing a size 7 in the junior section thanks to my "Extreme Cancer Make Over." All I have to say is I better get to enjoy this body of my youth for quite awhile after I'm put in remission! lol lol lol

Well, I just wanted to let you know how my visit with Dr. Serious went and if you don't see me around much in the next week or so, I'll be face to face with the tidy bowl man! lol 2 more rounds of this chemo, then another tumor marker test, if they are still declining then no other testing (scans and such) until 2 more rounds....Lets hope it continues to work for me and not stop working in another month like the others have.


GO ME!!!!

62 comments:

malagutigrrl said...

YAY!!!!!!!

sdoscher458 said...

Oh, I'm glad that the markers are down. It's just so horrible that the treatment affects the rest of the body so badly. Were you able to mention the clinical trials here in Tampa at all to Dr. Serious? I would think that anyone in the C field would love to know about this very new treatment. ((Kim)) hang in there baby...we are all still praying...love, Sandi

breakaway1968 said...

Aww this is great!  I sure hope you are feeling better this time around!  

blazensun said...

WOW this is great new. Hope you feel better this time around.

Sunny

ajquinn354 said...

Kim, yes dear it is wonderful news even with your tidy bowl relationship continuing.  I'm so happy to hear that the tumor markers have decreased a lot for you dear.  Even with all you are going through your remarkable sense of humor will keep making you a "warrior" winner in my book.  Bless you dear, my prayer for you is being heard.  Hugs, Arlene (AJ)

madcobug said...

This is good news Kim, I pray that you will be able to tollerate the full doses now. Helen

ladyvictoriak said...

Thank goodness that is such great news.  

Viki

exptmircle said...

Yippee...

gandsbrock said...

Go you!!  Hey, I knew that the radiation didn't slow down your thinker.  Go navelbine!  Do your job!  Hello tidy bowl man.  :-P
Stephanie

candlejmr said...

I am sorry you are so damn sick, but I am damn happy to hear those numbers are going DOWN!!!!!!!  Those cancer cells don't know who the hell they are dealing with!!!  My friend Kimberleigh DOES NOT GIVE UP!!!!

Maybe they will learn their lesson now and hit the road for good!

((hugs))
Jeanne

princesssaurora said...

YAY!!!!  GREAT NEWS!!!!!  Yay you is right!!!  I am so very happy for you, Kim!  More prayers on the way for you!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

ldybutterfly1128 said...

Way to go Kim!!  I celebrate with you!

Love,

Jamie

sunnyside46 said...

maybe you should invest in some little tub toys so you can have something entertaining to puke on...not funny , I know but I'm trying,,,some say very trying.
I love you , Kim
Marti

trishaham said...

Oh Kim this is such great news! I have not been commenting much of late, because I was scared. I am so sorry for that. I should have been there for you like all the others. I continue to pray for your recovery. You are a fighting Irish like myself. Nothing we do is in vane. We fight to the finish. And we WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much Love,
Toddle's,
Tia

countrylady4071 said...

Oh, what great news!!!  I'm doing the happy dance right beside you Kim.  I hope you don't get as sick this time.  God is looking out for you!
Hugs,
Pat

inafrnz247 said...

I'm SO happy to hear this wonderful news, Kim.  Please know that I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers during the week ahead.  Hope you feel all the strength and well wishes I send your way!

Love,

MIchelle

mawmellow said...

We're so cute happy dancing with all these other friends from AOL !  What a group :)

mariebm56 said...

GREAT NEWS, Kim....so happy for you~

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tendernoggle said...

If love and admiration could heal you sweetheart then you aowuld be well tonight! I think you are so wonderful....
God bless you and heal you.
love,
carlene

mutualaide said...

Just wonderful news for you!  YAY KIM!  Keep on fightin' girl.  

ma24179 said...

I'm sorry u stay so sick to ur stomach like that :( -Missy

thinkingoutloud said...

Hang in there Kimberleigh.  

I hope you don't have to drive the porcelain bus as much as the other times:):):)

This is SUPER GOOD news here.

Love & prayers for you,
Niki

mzgoochi said...

got my fingers and toes crossed for ya GF! love ya!

canyonsun04 said...

HA HA HA HA "Extreme Cancer make Over" so that is how I get in a size 7 huh????

Hugs
Ang

plieck30 said...

Any little bit of good news about you makes me so happy. Paula

icewitch96 said...

Kim,

Im so happy that your markers are going down! :-)  Keep it up girl!  I hope you don't have too many visits to the tidy bowl man, as always, you're in my prayers...

Hugs,

Jenn

frankandmary said...

I love the unperturbed demeanor in the face of Tidy Bowling it. ;-)  Very Very Very happy about the markers. ~Mary

siennastarr said...

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dplkjl said...

Awesome news!  I would imagine that being sick will be easier to take knowing the chemo drug is doing it's thing!  I can not even express just how happy I am for you and for your family.  You go!  You are amazing!  -Kelly

helmswondermom said...

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astoriasand said...

Yehhhhhhh This is more fantastic news Kim.Keep going girl.The sickness will subside.Just think in a few more months how great you are going to look with that new slim figure and fabulous new hair style and colour.Keep kicking it into touch Kim.You can do it so can we with our prayers.Take Care God Bless Kath
astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

danica1023 said...

Sending more hugs and prayers!

Danica

redsneakz said...

I'm amazed at your strength.  When you can stomach the idea of a wee bit of the nasty, I do promise to send you enough Bushmill's for you and your family to toast  your new grandbaby.

jetapt007 said...

In Lance Armstrong's book - he visualized every time his peed, he pissed out the cancer.  He pictured it in his mind and it happened.  Visualization works.  Visualize and think about what you do want, not what you don't want.
-Janet
www.fatintothefire.com

stepjammer said...

Good for you!

jckfrstross said...

praying this gets rid of the bad bugs(cancer) enjoy your hump day

Deb

roxzee1 said...

Hang in there sweetie...you must be super woman...tires me out just reading how you feel....I talk about you at work with my female co-workers at lunch..my daughters even ask sometimes " How is Kim doing?"I keep my Mom update on your progress. She is a breast cancer survivor 10 years now. SHe goes for her mamogram tomorrow and she is nervous worried that this will be the time when they give her bad news again. She says you can only imagine what it feels like to hear those words " YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER"It seems to run in her family...the females on her fathers side...her cousins, and mine...most have not been as lucky as my Mom. I have thought of getting that test...I don't even know what it's called....but could I really have my breasts removed if I have the gene or marker for breast cancer? Do I really want to know????? I just know dear Kim...you inspire me in so many ways....a stranger's life you have touched and changed in some wonderful way. KICK ASS KIM...your in my prayers! Roxzee

coelha said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... You go, girl!  :)  Julie

katie39041 said...

I am in awe of you, Your positivity shines through. My fingers and toes are crossed that you continue to improve,
your in my prayers and thoughts
kive and hugs
Katie

preciousone25 said...

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lanurseprn said...

You go Kim!!
Pam

sybilsybil45 said...

As you say  Go me go....here'shoping that this week things are going to change and you will not feel so bad.  Praying hard.  Love Always  Sybil xx

ab45yui said...

I hope this works too!  Praying for you right now!

kirkbyj05 said...

At long last a light up ahead!  Thank you God!  And well done you for hanging on in there taking everything they throw at you so that you can beat this.  You are 'Invincible' with an attitude like yours.
Much love and prayers winging your way.
Jeanie  xx

oakebrew said...

I don't know how you do it.  I admire your courage and strength.  It is so good to have that positive attitude.  Keep it up.  I pray that this all works for you.  Stay strong.

Karen
http://journals.aol.com/oakebrew/just-thinking.../

http://karen-thoughtsandreflections.blogspot.com

chat2missie said...

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lazarai said...

If it's working, it's soooooo worth it!!

Good luck, Kim...I'll be thinking aboutcha!!

Take care,
:) Carol

beckiepainton said...

great news, well done, beckie x

glensfork4 said...

Great news......

Michele

blpltt said...

That cancer didn't know what it was taking on when it chose you.  Attagirl, Kim, send it packing!

plittle said...

  Go you! Of course the Chemo drug is making you sick. That's what chemo does. It is a poison, after all. Your body recognises it as "something bad" and wants to get rid of it. The aim here is to kill the cancer. Of course, the cancer is a persistent little bastard, and takes some doing to kill. The doctor's role is to poison you to within an inch of death and them bring you back, and hope the cancer doesn't make it back with you.
  I know being huddled over the toilet is not a very triumphant feeling pose, but keep telling yourself, as you heave your guts into the bowl, "I'm kicking cancer's ass!"
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

astaryth said...

Doesn't it just figure that the drug that seems to make you the most ill is the ONE that is actually working??? Go figure! I'm glad that it is showing such promise. Hang in there girl... Want to hear something funny? The two drugs (Pred and Dex) that you mentioned?? Common drugs that we use on horses for things. In fact, I just had a horse on a course of Dex for Heaves (it's kind of like Horsey Asthma)<LOL>  {{{{{Hugs}}}}

whoopiepoopsie said...

God bless you - what a wonderful attitude you have.  My sister is battling cancer so I know of what you speak.  You will be in my prayers.

Love and Best Wishes from Minnesota

mumma4evr said...

go you...still praying everyday for you!
becky

pharmolo said...

The sickness is a small price to pay - in relation to not having Navelbine, but I appreciate it's no teaparty either. Go Kim!

insolentmuffin said...

Good luck with the Prednisone. I took it once and it didn't work out well for me, but I've heard a lot of people have great results with it. You seem like quite a remarkable person, and I hope everything goes well for you!

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Yes Go You!!!  you keep on track!  Been praying for you...alerts are stinking..just popped in on my own!  Wishing a great rest of the week!  Hugs,TerryAnn

emabecmar said...

wonderful news. i am so happy for you. (((((((hugs))))))
Cindy

hbound4 said...

This is great news about the markers going down not the dance with the toilet bowl. Here's to you being able to be rid of all of this "stuff" and getting to enjoy that knock out body in your 7 juniors no less. Hopefully this time will go great and we will get to hear from you more than you think.
Sharon
journals.aol.com/hbound4/struggle-within

fasttrack58 said...

Go You!!
Linda :)

pprrrr39 said...

Good news about the markers.

Am hoping the toilet bowl is not going to be your best friend for the next few days.

Huggies Jayne

psychfun said...

YES! God still has plans for you girl! :-)