Taking the next step

February 6, 2013 · 9 comments

Mike and I spent a few hours of our day at the U of M Cancer Center today for a blood draw and visit with my oncologist. We got the results from my last scan.  It wasn’t great.

There has been growth between scans and it seems the last infusions of IPI haven’t yet (or may not) kicked in. While it’s still possible that I could be a late responder to the IPI, it isn’t a wait he is willing to bet on, so we’re moving on to the next step.

Chemo. 3 kinds even! (Overachiever, I know). I’ll start on Monday (even earlier than most since I get to have an MRI of my noggin at 6am). I’ll get my cocktail for four days and then in 3-4 weeks I’ll do it again.

Of course, the side effects are nausea, fatigue and hair loss, so that will be fun!

But, it’s the next step, and I’ll take it.

As always, all prayers, thoughts, good mojo/juju, whatever are appreciated. Also, any tips or tricks you know of won’t be turned away!



(defying cross post)

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Renee February 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm

You have all my prayers, and much good mojo/juju. You are always on my mind. Keep fighting kid…it’s not going to win. Love you lots!!!! I’m in your corner and always cheering you on.


Shine February 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Not the greatest news, but like you said, you’ll take it because it’s the next step. I think you just have to take things step by step, deal with what you know and go from there. I am always thinking of you, always sending my mojo your way, always an optimist where your stupid cancer is concerned. This is just a bump pal, well maybe a pothole on the road to your recovery. You got this girl. Keep fighting and we’ll keep cheering. Alway have your back pal, with WHATEVER you need. So much love and hugs coming your way!!


sashalyn February 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

My thoughts & prayers are always with you. Sending big hugs, too, because I’m one of “those” people. I can’t wait to see what’s “next” for you after you kick this cancer’s ass.


Anita February 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Hello my Dear, I had such high hopes for this scan. So this report hurts. If anyone can can whip this—YOU WILL!!!! I am just so sorry that you need to go through the miserable side effects. I admire your attitude.and strength. Please know I love you and you are always in my prayers. Hugs. Anita


OHmommy February 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

You have my prayers. XOXO Pauline


Mom February 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

You are strong and you will get thru this. I’m here for you. Love you so much ?


Mom February 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

That ? Was suppose to be a heart!


Debbie February 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Praying for you my dear. God bless.


Loukia March 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Prayers. And positive thoughts.


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