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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New diagnostic tool detects breast cancer much earlier | News | Star-Telegram.com

Interesting article in the Star Telegram... I'll have to talk to my oncologist about this. Thanks Christine!

New diagnostic tool detects breast cancer much earlier | News | Star-Telegram.com

Rejoining the World of the Living

I decided it was time to rejoin the world of the living today. For the first time since chemo on Tuesday, I put on something other than sweats, put on some make up and did something with my wig. Stomach is still rather queasy, but feeling a little better.
Friday, November 20, 2009

Quick Update

Sorry I haven't updated. This round has been by far the worst. I've had nausea and vomiting every day since the treatment. The first two days were particularly bad. The anti-nausea medicine has not been working. For the first few days food seemed to sit right above my stomach and refuse to go down. This caused major acid reflux and made me pretty miserable. Now the nausea isn't so bad, and the food seems to be going down. The acid levels seem pretty high. I'm taking double doses of zantac to control it. I'm really ready to be done with this!
Friday, November 13, 2009

Burned Out

I bailed out on chemo today. I just couldn't do it today. After the last round being so bad, and only having a few days of feeling good, I just couldn't get myself to go. Now I'm feeling guilty about it, because I know I need to do it, if not for myself, but for my daughter, my husband, my family and those who care about me.

The fatigue is just so extreme that I'm really having a hard time forcing myself to go. Jesse called to see if they could do anything about the extreme fatigue, and they said there's really not much they can do. They said I could take the weekend off and reschedule for next week and it wouldn't hurt anything, so I guess I'll do that.

They said that there is a shot for the anemia that might help, but it takes a couple of rounds. I'm not sure if I want to do that or not, I'll have to research it and see what the side effects of the shots are. If they aren't too bad I might consider it. Rather frustrated with myself now for bailing out, but I just didn't have the strength today. I'm so tired of being sick, feeling helpless, having a messy house, and eating fast food. I'm tired of not being able to do things with my daughter. Today, I just want this to go away because I'm really tired of dealing with it.

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