Psalm 118:17

I will not die, but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Well, yesterday was a long day, but it went well. They drained three liters off of my abdomen, which is all Dr. McKeen wanted off. If you take too much, it begins to mess up your electrolytes and protein. It was about 9lbs of fluid. I then had an infusion of albumin to replace the protein and them chemo. All went well and we came home. Today, I am sore, but my pain is much better. The fluid was definitely causing most of the pain. I'm just praying it doesn't come back, at least not too fast. I've had a little upset stomach today from the chemo, but not too bad. The first week is usually not bad, it's when it begins to accumulate that it gets worse. But, I am going to think positive thoughts and pray that I do well on this chemo. I have a peace about this and I am trusting the Lord. Sometimes it is minute by minute, but He continues to give me a peace about all of this. He's just not done with me yet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I received my Herceptin today and then saw Dr. McKeen after my infusion. Unfortunetly, my tumor markers have sky rocketed. I went from 450 to 2800. I have been in a lot of pain lately because of the fluid on my abdomen and have put on about 9lbs. in fluid since last Tuesday. So, tomorrow I am going to Good Samaratin Hospital to have the fluid drained and to start back on chemotherapy. I will have three weeks on and one week off. I was not completely surprised. I was never convinced that the fluid was coming from my liver. I know my body and this is just how I felt before. So, I knew it was the cancer on my omentum. However, I am still dissappointed. I was just getting a taste of feeling better and being independant and here we go again. I was hoping that my journey had come to an end, but I guess God is not done with me yet. It will be a different drug this time. I will not be able to get the last one again due to my allergic reaction to it.
I told Maddie tonight and she burst into tears. Once again, she is the hardest part to all of this.
I will keep you posted as to how everything goes tomorrow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I saw my oncologist on Tuesday and told her I was still concerned about the fluid in my abdomen. She still thinks that there is a very good chance that it is my liver. She increased my diuretics and took blood to check my tumor markers. We will wait and see what the markers say and go from there. I have a peace about everything and have given it over to the Lord. I don't know why we love to wrestle with God instead of just giving it to Him from the beginning. It's so much easier when He carries the burden for you. You think I would have learned that by now. I will let you know something as soon as I get the results of my tumor markers. Until then, continue to pray for my miracle!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Since I have been off of chemo, I have not been sick which is a wonderful thing. And I am getting more strength back each day. However, the fluid in my abdomen has come back. My doctor said it could be my liver causing it. She said that my liver may be functioning like cirrhosis because of the chemo and all the medications I have been on. So, she has put me on diuretics and some other stuff to help clean out my liver. I'm just praying that it's not the cancer. My pain has come back and I am having to take pain medication again. Just keep the prayers coming as I continue to ask for total healing.