Dec 09, 2005 - 8:41 am
I saw the Dr yesterday, my tumor markers are up, they are at 142 as of Wednesday. I am still in the study, we are going to give it one more month and if they have not reversed direction, I will start on the drug Gemzar. My hair is just starting to fall out so maybe the small daily doses are just starting to work. I have more fluid in my abdomen (now we know why the increased bladder problems) and we also found out I have a decreased lung capacity on the left side, so now I know why I have been feeling a little short of breath... especially the walk to the mailbox. :-0 I thought dang it is tough to be aging so fast lately! They took a chest x-ray but said they probably will not call me with results; just want to see what is going on. After my next visit, I will have another CT scan.
I am still trying to be positive and keep the negative energies out of my body; I guess it has made me a little restless. A person hears the news and stays positive, then a reality check hits and you weep a bit, or at least seems like I do. BUT then you get positive, give thanks to the Lord for another day and continue to live.
I wish the news was better, but at least I am still here getting ready for Christmas, quilting like crazy, and we are almost finished shopping... life is good. :-)
God bless you all and remember Jesus is the reason for the season.
Prayers and hugs