Friday, December 14, 2012

NO NASTY CHEMO

It happened~ I went to my appointment yesterday the 13th of December, and I did NOT receive chemo!!! WAHOO! 3 1/2 hours, done! Much better than spending 8 hours there! I can't believe it is really happening,  no more chemo!! I just received Herceptin and Pertuzamab and Hydration. The Doctor and Nurses are just thrilled on how my body is reacting to this medicine. They even admitted again, that they were amazed that I am doing so well. One nurse even referred to me as the "Miracle Girl". Makes me smile. Nurse Andie even said I may start feeling well enough not to have get hydration all the time. That I shouldn't have too many nasty side effects with this new plan. Feel good, it just doesn't seem real. I can't wait!  I will still receive the bone cancer chemo every four weeks, and these other maintenance ones every 3 weeks. But I am so happy not to have the nasty stuff flowing through me! I am anxious for eyelashes! Hair would be nice, but first eyelashes! :) WAHOOO!! I can't say it enough, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your prayers, love, and support! It is working! LOVES TO ALL!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME! but most of all~ MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

CAT SCAN UPDATE

So, yesterday Dec. 5 I went in for my 3 month check up with a CAT scan of my chest, stomach, and pelvis. Went straight to Dr. H, office to get hydration, They brought me the results midway through. John and I read them, and of course I was emotional and didn't like seeing that there are still tumors in my liver. So I asked to see Dr, H. Well, he was thrilled! 1 possibly 2 tumors left - MIRACULOUS was his words. A TRUE MIRACLE!! Compared to 3 months, 6 months ago, when there were two many tumors to count, down to 1 noticeable 1. And this 1 tumor was 3CM big and is now 12 MM small. Dr. H always makes things better! He said if insurance would approve me to receive Pertuzamab/Perjeta alone without chemo, then I can be DONE with chemo. They usually only approve the new drug with the chemo. So I called first thing this morning, and guess what~ They approved me to stop chemo and only do the Pertuzamab alone! NO MORE CHEMO!!! WAHOOOOOO! A year straight with nasty chemos that have kick my butt, and now I get a break!  AHHHH! I don't know what I am going to do. Feel GOOD? Is that possible!?
So now, I will do maintenance drugs Pertuzamab, Herceptin, and Hydration once a week. And every 4 weeks still continue the Bone Cancer Chemo, (which I think isn't too bad)  I have never just had the bone cancer one without already being infected by the other nasty chemos, so we will see how I feel! I am so so excited I don't know what to do. Miracles do happen! I have seen many and been blessed with many!
Another example of a miracle: My red blood cells have been down. Suppose to be above 4 and I have been at a 1. My white blood cells suppose to be around 10 + and I have been around 7-9. Well I got a cold, which isn't good. But, guess what, no fever, no hospital, just sick in my own bed, with regular old medicine! Really, I have heard of people ending up in hospital with less than this. I just can't be thankful enough. I feel so so blessed. Your prayers, combined with mine, have really been heard and answered. My Heavenly Father has truly blessed me, and I know I have several angels with me all the time. I have chills writing it. I am surrounded by love. Please don't stop praying for me. I need them continuously.  This is a battle I will continue to fight my whole life, which I expect to be another 60 years! I need your strength, support, and love. It has helped me in more ways than you can imagine. I love you ALL! Thank you!

TIME TO PARTY!!!! NO MORE CHEMO!!!! WAHOOOOO!