Aug 05, 2009 - 6:31 pm
Time to celebrate the treatments are over for now. I had chemo number 6 on Tuesday and it was an uneventful treatment. Unfortunately my port did not work for drawing blood, so they had to stick my arm anyway. But they were able to get enough blood back to verify the placement and could use the port for the chemo.
My blood work was good. My cancer marker was the same as last time, so that is a good sign. My blood sugar was high before the last two treatments, but I took steroids the night before and the morning of the treatment, so I am sure that is what raised it to 250.
I will have a fasting blood sugar and a HGB A 1C (which shows what the blood sugar has been over the last several months), when I go back in three weeks. I will also have a CAT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis to make sure the cancer has not spread anywhere else. So after those results are back will be the real time to celebrate.
Today I went for my shot to keep the white blood cells from dropping. I am going to try the Claritin to see if it helps the bone pain from the Neulasta. My onocologist had not heard of it, but said feel free to try it and let her know if it helps.
I also had a gong ceremony to say my treatment is done. They read a nice saying. "Today we celebrate Roberta Wienhoff. We are celbrating life and you as an honored guest. By striking the gong on this day you have sent forth the reverberation of hope and healing to yourself, your family, your community and the world. Today marks a milestone of completion. In confronting your challenges you offer hope to others that they too can discover there is life after cancer. You have earned the title fo survivor and today in this celebration , you shine a light of hope to others touched by this disease. "
Sound the gong one time well,
Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers. They have been much appreciated. Tom and I are ready to get on with our new normal life. In Peace and Caring. HUGS to all of you.