Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well I'm Sure SOMEDAY I'll Have Chemo!

Yeah, no chemo again today. *sigh* Whatever, God. I'll just take it as it comes--You are in control!

My stomach has been bothering me over the weekend, and the last 2 days its moved to the lower bowel. Same place that was so inflamed and thickened my last 2 hospital stays. It hurts, but not as bad as before. I called the nurse this morning, because I figured we wouldn't be able to do chemo. She talked to the doc (Dr. Jahagirdar, my oncologist) and of course he wanted to see me. I had Alyssa go with me to drive, just in case he wanted to do a ct scan or something (I might not feel like driving after that). Rich felt bad about not going, but had some important stuff going on at work. That's ok, I just wanted someone with me. Anyways, the doc thinks its the c-diff infection again, because it can be hard to get rid of, and sometimes you have to stay on antibiotics for a few months. So, I'll find out in a day or 2 if that's what it is, and in the meantime I have to start taking antibiotics again.

Dr. J reassured me that delaying chemo another week is ok--it'll be 4 weeks after radiation and that's how long they usually wait anyway. He tells me this without my even asking--he knows I worry about not doing enough to kill all the cancer.

Hopefully next week I will be able to start chemo and continue the battle against those nasty cancer cells! At least I didn't end up in the hospital this time! Or even have a ct scan.

If the pain subsides I'll be enjoying more days off, maybe even try to do some more volunteering. But now I think I need a nap! I'm going to curl up in the chair and rest a bit. :)


  1. I'm praying for you, Tina. Hang in there!

  2. Yes ... kick that cancer's butt.

  3. Ooooh, naps are so wonderful!

    The past five days have been very good for me. I worked Wednesday and then Thurday and today we worked a field trial at one of the beagle clubs we belong to.

    Friday and Saturday we were in Ohio for the NAVHDA Invitational with Bella. She did really well until it got to the shackled duck retrieve and she could not find her duck. She searched about 40 minutes and would not come back without her duck. Even though she couldn't locate it she didn't want to give up and I think Phil should be very proud of her. BUT she did not get her Versatile Champion title which made us both very disappointed.

    Tuesday is my chemo day. Phil's mom has been staying with us during chemo week. It's been wonderful for me to have her company and someone just to make sure I'm getting something to eat and drink every now and then. I forget and end up dehydrated. :(