Friday, January 25, 2008

Just an Update

Hello to all. Just a quick post to keep people "posted." ( I am soooo funny!) I am having a ct scan done on the 28th of January. I will review the results/report on the 5th of Feb. with Dr. Moriarty. Regardless of the results of the scan, I will be starting chemo the following week.
I have been feeling great and even started doing a bit of exercise again. I am ready to dive into some juicy chemo and shrink these suckers!
God bless.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

look at me I'm blogging!

Happy 2008 to everybody. Sorry there has been such little blogging going on but things have been crazy ever since I went into surgery. I just wanted to write a bit about how much better I am doing. I was able to come off the wound vac almost 2 weeks ago and I think it is safe to say my incision wound is now healed completely. I am also feeling so much stronger and am getting my appetite back to full swing. It has felt great to do "crazy stuff" with my kids after dinner and just tickle, roughouse and in general go crazy. I have felt much much better these last two weeks.

We go to see Dr. Moriarty on the 21st of Jan. From that date we will be scheduling scans of some nature. Once the scans are done and the reports read and reviewed, Dr. Dan will have are our plan. I am most likely going right back into chemo which is fine. Whatev. eh? And that's all we really know at this point.

I want to continue to thank everyone who is praying for us. I continue to pray for all who are praying for me so we should all get our bases covered. But seriously, God is the supreme physician and He determines my fate. He is bigger than cancer. I have to diligently remind myself of those things all the time because the last few months have felt very bleak to me. But I just try to plow through all that negative crap and go froward. But all I have, we have, is God. I need Jesus on my side. Jesus didn't create disease or negativity. But he did create me, and as I learned in my 2nd grade CCD class "God don't make no junk." I think of that phrase all the time now and actually spurs me on. I won't stand for this and I know He won't either.

Thank you all for your support love and prayers. We deeply appreciate it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year Post

Karen's doing well. A Happy New Year to all for 2008. We hope everyone had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas holiday.

I have not posted in a while and it's time for an update; Karen's incision opened as I mentioned in a previous post, just about an inch or 1.5 inches, not bad for an 8" incision.

Chemo cannot start until the wound is closed. We are being visited every two days by a nurse and Karen is wearing a VAC or Vacuum Assisted Closure device. Essentially a pump about the size of 3 VHS tapes side-by-side. It is attached to the opening by a long line of tubing. The pump maintains a negative pressure on the wound by sucking every few mins. That stimulates blood flow and so on. It seems to be working despite the incredible inconvenience.

We got a short-notice appt tomorrow with Dr Moriarty to discuss who know what. There's not much he can say until the next round of scans and they have not been scheduled just yet. Another couple of weeks and we'll have a plan to move forward.

The waiting is not easy but we continue to receive strong support from all around us.