On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Chemotherapy #5 (of 6) - DONE!

Today was a good day. Chemotherapy went smoothly and the end of treatment is in sight.  I'll still have quarterly infusions of a bone strengthener, but that's a lot less than every three weeks (weekly for the first five years) for over TEN YEARS!

My chemo marker is stable.  That's not the number I wanted, but stable is better than rising.  I start another series of three Neupogen injections tomorrow because it was so effective during the last cycle.

We're still at odds with Younger Daughter's next placement.  The good news today was that we learned of a group home possible option, not too far away, where all the clients are female and close to her age.  They all are active participants in Special Olympics.  The care provider is deciding whether to meet our daughter and will read all the notes in her packet later in the week.  Our fingers are crossed.

And oh yes, we got our much needed rain last night - all night, all morning and part of the afternoon. YES!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara;
    I am praying for healing for you. As well as placement for your daughter.
    Hugs and blessings.


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