Tuesday, January 29, 2013


...starting to get some energy back, not sleeping 23 hours out of the day, and keeping food down...just in time for chemo tomorrow! Hoping for minimal side effects and things continue to look up!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Felt pretty cruddy yesterday: tired, weak, nausea, vomiting...need I go on? I really haven't had an appetite since after chemo which I was aware might happen. I've gotten a few things down and kept them down...but very little. While lying in bed right now my previous symptoms from yesterday don't seem as in full force...so I guess we will see. Hopefully things are starting to look up as I really need to get some food in this body and keep it there!

Friday, January 25, 2013


Thank goodness I can shower!! All those things you all do on a daily basis are now daily struggles for me due to all the swelling I'm having along with weakness! Therefore, I need someone to assist me with a lot of things: getting out of bed, going up stairs, shower, making food, ect. An OT came out this week though and she's putting some things into place for me to help me be more independent and now that the swelling is going down I am becoming more independent also. The biggest hurdle now would just be the weakness...the littlest things take it all out of me. So...today is a big day! My mom is picking up a chair for my shower so I'm able to sit while I'll shower helping me with not only showering but there is no way I'd be able to stand long enough to get a shower in. But I will also probably lose any pride I had left...due to the swelling I'm unable to reach my toes and such so my mother will be shaving my legs and bathing me again like she did many moons ago! Oh the things you'll do to feel clean again...sponge baths just weren't cutting it!

Other than the shower chair I will also be getting a wheel chair so I can get out into the community! I should have that by tomorrow or Monday! I'm looking forward to that so I can go to a movie with my husband, shop a little with friends, just things I used to do!

I hope everyone has a great weekend...mine is shaping up to be pretty busy...I hope I can hang in there and get everything in!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Short but not sweet

Had chemo yesterday...feeling the effects today...kinda blah...

I know you all want frequent updates and I will give them to you but they will be more like this...sorry!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Straight from the horse's mouth...or fingers I guess!

We met with Dr. Subbiah yesterday after the CT scans on Tuesday. Since I haven't been on treatment for a month he didn't tell us anything we already didn't know. My tumors are progressing. Because of this and because of the protocol for the trial I was on, I am unable to participate in that same trial. Therefore he gave me the options of finding something else to travel back and forth to in Houston or have Dr. Westin (Gyn Oncologist) find something that I can do in Omaha. I chose to find something in Omaha. We met with Dr. Westin today and she had two options for us. She is going to be in touch with Dr. Morris, as will I, and I'll get started ASAP. Each option is a chemo drug. We're headed home early tomorrow and I'm looking forward to being home. My legs are still very swollen and fluid filled so I have been in some pain from those but otherwise I'm doing ok!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Third times a charm!

Well my mom, aunt Kris, and I made it down to Houston yesterday! I had CT scans last night and meet with Dr. Subbiah this morning regarding where we go from here! Feels good to be back at it again!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Just got home from the hospital!

I'm feeling pretty good besides my legs being full of fluid, swollen, very sore, and it being hard to maneuver around.

Pray that the fluid goes down quickly...really quickly...like really really really quickly!!!