Thursday, December 6, 2007

Good news! Chemo on Christmas Eve moved to New Year's Eve instead!

The advice nurse called today to tell me that my oncologist approved my request to delay my 2nd cycle for a week, and it's no longer scheduled for 830am Dec. 24th, but now 830am Dec. 31st! Which still isn't great, but it's better than the alternative! I seem to recall spending last New Year the same

Day 3, Cycle 1 Carbo-Taxol
I had a busy day. Got up, showered, did my hair and makeup (gotta enjoy it while it lasts, right?) and had my mom drop me off at my Stage 4 Women with Metastatic Cancer support group to check in with all of them. I think they were glad and releived to see me. I got lots of hugs! It felt good to see all of them. I miss them and wonder how they are all doing. I worry about them too! Went to New Seasons and had lunch and grab some groceries. Then hit Powells Books and Borders Books to pick up the 3 newests Naruta Mangas that just came out. Made my kids day! Spencer had them read before he even got out of the car on the way home! Stopped at the bird store and got Bird food too. So I was out and about from about 1030-4pm and doing well. Experiencing tingling in my hands and feet, especially when I'm lying down. Am very red and flushed. Am having a lot of pressure in my pelvis, similar to that childbirth feeling. Like something is sitting on the floor of my pelvis. Not real comfy. Don't know if it's my intestines or what? So making it hard for me to sleep and relax, thus here I am at 129am. LOL Dave picked up Kaelin from school, took her to her Nike Fit Testing and she got to pick out a pair of basketball shoes for free when she was done, which she needed for her basketball practices that just started and now I don't have to buy her a pair! My good friend Jacie drove her to and from her Acrobatics Dance class, which was a huge help. Thank goodness for friends and family and the support of the community. I appreciate it so much! I've been getting cards from my local Metroscrappers (online scrapbook group from area), letting me know they are there for me, thinking about me etc. My mom and best friend Paris are throwing a "Hat Shower" and tea party for me on Tuesday. It's amazing how much good can come out of something so bad. Friday I go wig shopping with Paris and hopefully I'll feel up to it. My history with chemo from the first time around was that I would be out cold for Thursday and Friday after infusing Mon-Wed. So I'm not sure what to expect this time. I'm taking my antinausea meds etc. and they seem to be working. I'm not having any trouble with food going down and staying down. Biggest complaint is the pressure in my pelvis floor right now. Very uncomfortable! My puppy, Simba, keeps me company on the bed when I rest. He's such a sweet, loving dog. And a good snuggler! Haven't gotten to my Christmas cards like I had hoped. Have lots of books to read. But when? Tomorrow I hope to stay home and rest all day so I can have some energy for Friday. Saturday we have soccer games and maybe a team parent party minus the kids and a dance recital - the Nutcracker, put on my Kaelin's Dance Academy. She's not performing this year. But it's still fun to watch. It's very professional! Sunday brings basketball practice. So I'm hoping I'm good to go by Saturday am! Don't want to miss a thing! Ever! Well, I apologize for my rambling posts in the wee hours of the morning. Blame it on drugs and chemo brain. I'll try and get better about this posting stuff. Love to you all. Thanks for all of the love and support and friendship and generosity and caring. I am so lucky. I really am.


Paris said...

Hey that is good news! I'm glad they were able to change the appt. I'm off to start my crazy day so I will call you later. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Love, p

Mel said...

All the best with your treatment - paryers winging their way from New Zealand!

Mel said...

That was 'prayers' of course!

JO said...

Hi Shauna: So glad you are still feeling good. I am sorry I didn't get to go to the support group meeting. The main reason I wanted to go was to see you. Have fun wig shopping tomorrow. I'll be curious to hear what you pick out. And have fun at your Hat party. Aren't we lucky to have such wonderful family and friends?! Keep feeling good. I'm sending hugs. Love, JO

Stan said...

Wig Shopping? Woohoo!! I can't wait to see what you pick out......remember our wig conversation the other day when your choosing :-) Love ya! Stan