Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm back!

The Galapagos rocked! The travel was excellent. I felt phenomenal! Hiked and snorkeled with penguins, sea lions, sharks and turtles! Amazing!! There are no words! It was truly The Enchanted Islands! HOpefully someday soon I'll get some photos up. They upload so slow. One at a time. :( Easier for me on facebook. If you are on Facebook , I'm Shauna Berglund Immel. I have started a Galapagos album there.

Happy Birthday to my 14 year old son Spencer today! May 21st! Took him to Sushi Boat for dinner, his favorite!

Good CA125 has improved!

5/20 105
4/22 146
4/1 127

Normal is 35 or less. At least I'm finally trending toward the right direction. Wish me luck!

Went in for oncologist appt. today. Was going to do 3rd round of Folfox, which I'm allergic to the Oxcillaplatin portion of it. Had the last two rounds from hell, so not looking forward to this one. First round I ODed on Steroids. 2nd round I was taken away in an ambulance because I was underdosed and had a reaction (chills, vomiting and 103+ fever. Not good with no immune system). So I'm nervous.

Anyways, they have to administer it thru my port over 6+ hours, and they ran out of time today because they had to close for a staff meeting at 4pm. They usually close 530 or 6. or when we are done. So they premedicated me, but couldn't give me the big nasty oxy drug. So tomorrow I go in at 730am for my oxy. Oh the joys of chemo. Ugh. So cross your heart, toes, eyes, fingers, legs, arms and whatever else is crossable!

I'm off to bed now. Will try and keep you more updated now. I have a gazillion photos to go thru, so they will arrive here slowly and in small doses. Maybe I'll have a photo of the day.

Cheers! xoxoxo


Paris said...

Woo Hoo!!! So glad that you are back and that your numbers are going down!!! It's a celebration!!! Sure did miss you, but soooooo happy that you had such an incredible adventure!!! Love all the pics!!! Love ya!! xoxoxo

Nightscrapper said...

Oooo, can't wait to hear about all the exciting things you got to see and do. I'm so glad you were feeling well enough to go. You look great in the pic. I'm thrilled to see your numbers going down. Thinking of you!

Dave Scriven said...

Welcome home, Shauna.

Liddy said...

Found your blog by accident and just wanted to say big congrats on your numbers dropping, I know how that feels. Keep smiling.