This year I’m going to challenge myself with baking and cooking dinner from scratch. I made Mexican wedding cookies. It’s also called by other names. #cookies #snowballcookies #Mexicanweddingcookies #russianteacookies
It’s been a while, huh? I was on oral chemo for three weeks. It wasn’t bad. The medicine made me tired. I somehow developed an infection and had to take antibiotics. I was on antibiotics for a week and I’m fine how.
Thanksgiving was a little difficult with not being able to swallow. I was able to eat half-teaspoon side bites. It sucked.
I’m back on Ibrance. I’ve been on it for a week. My oncologist changed the dosage. Two weeks on and one week off.
The kids and I decorated the Christmas tree last night. The DH and teen one got it last Saturday. It was in the stand and we were letting the branches dropped. It’s a huge tree. At first I didn’t like it. I wanted a seven-foot tree that was a little skinny. The DH came home with an eight-foot fat tree. I kind of like the tree now that it has been decorated.
Christmas still stresses me out.
Since starting chemo all I want to do now is sleep. I’m so exhausted.
I started chemo last week. My medical oncologist put on oral chemo called Ibrance. I’ve been reading a lot of good things about it. Some are calling it a miracle drug. I don’t want to get my hopes up. While on this drug I may or may not lose my hair which is good because I finally have it the way I want it. I know it sounds a little vain.
I’m almost done with radiation.The skin on my left rib area where is lesion is located is discolored. There was a little discoloration from the last time I had radiation but now the area is darker.
The pain from the pinched nerve is getting to me. I started taking prescription pain meds last week. I don’t like the side effects, but I don’t like pain more.
I’m starting to feel my esophagus tighten because of the radiation to my T2. I have to make sure I eat or else my esophagus will narrow.
I have had three PET scans and the results have been good: no activity. A few weeks ago I went for my fourth PET scan and last Friday, Oct. 28, I received the results of the last PET scan: new activity. New activity to my T2, my left 5th and 6th ribs, my left clavicle and the lesion I have on a rib has gotten bigger.
Just when I thought I was doing so well, I’m hit with this news. Cancer sucks.
Yesterday, I met with the radiology oncologist. I will have about 12 sessions to my T2, clavicle and lesion. I was marked up yesterday.
The cancer on my T2 is causing me some nerve pain to the right shoulder and underarm. I haven’t been able to sleep because of the pain. At least now I know what’s causing it. None of my pain medications are helping with the nerve pain.
Tomorrow I start radiation. Hopefully, my oral chemo meds come soon. I have to start that on Monday.
#cancer #breastcancer #metatasticbreastcancer #life #radiation #oralchemo #cancersucks
When I first started writing this, I thought I would be writing about my cancer life. I have shared my cancer story but I feel I haven’t shared enough. I haven’t really kept up with the blog. I mean, who would be reading it? My family? Siblings? Cousins? Friends? Nope, none of them know about this blog. I don’t know if I want them to know about it. Sometimes I find myself being able to share my story with total strangers.
So here I am. I don’t know what to do with this blog. Should I talk about health, food or what interest me? Should I talk about all three or how about my children, dogs and bearded dragon?
I’m at a loss for now.
#life #blogs #cancer #families&familylife
I have to admit Autumn is my favorite season.