Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still Cancer Free!

Just had my CT scans and blood tests yesterday, and I already have the results--everything looks good! Thank you God!  I'll see the onc next Wed., and  the only thing I have a question about is why my white blood cells have dropped a bit below range.  I think it's my body still recovering from all the chemo and radiation I had.  He'll also let me know if I still have to have the scans every 6 months, or if I can go longer between scans.  I am on the fence about this.  I like knowing there is no cancer in my body, but the ct scans themselves pose a risk because of the radiation.  I'll trust my oncologist's decision--he a great doc!
I have more tests at the end of the month--a mammogram and MRI, then I'll be free of tests for a while!  Yay!  
Stayed home from work today with a stuffed up head. Didn't sleep much last night and had stomach problems from that barium contrast stuff I had to drink yesterday for the scans.  Man that stuff messes up my stomach! My frequent trips to the bathroom caused other issues, which eventually required a percocet for pain!  It's been 2.5 years since I finished radiation for the colon cancer--I hope someday my skin will heal and I won't have these painful "issues" anymore!   
Speaking of which, tomorrow is my little procedure to try to drain the fistula on my backside--another side effect of radiation.  I have many people praying for me because with my sinus problems they might not let me go under anesthesia.  I really want to get this done, but if doesn't happen, I'm going to trust that it's God's will, and He knows what's best for me!
So it's a mixed bag of news tonight.  The reason I'm fitting all this medical stuff into one month is because our health insurance coverage will end at the end of Feb.  Rich lost his job a few weeks ago.  :(  After 27 years they let him go.  I can't even begin to explain the feelings we have had over this.  Some of the folks he worked with are devastated by this.  He was a great boss.  I have been praying that he would get another job, because he has been miserable  for over a year.  They made things difficult for him; I think they were trying to get him to fail--well HE DIDN'T!  They had to come up with some lame excuse.   A bunch of people that he worked with (recently and in the past) got together for a little party for him.  It was real nice--lots of people he hasn't seen in a long time--really lifted his spirits! We are trusting in God, knowing that this is an answer to prayer.  As stressful as this is, it's so nice to have Rich around and be able to do more things together.  Before he was always either working, or exhausted.  That's no way to live.  I know God has more for us than that!
That's all for now--getting sleepy and need to get to bed soon!
Blessings to all!

1 comment:

  1. Yippee to no cancer ... boo to all the other stuff you are dealing with. It sounds like you have a wonderful support group, as do I.

    I often send positive thoughts your way, even though you may not realize it.