Helene the Fighting Machine!!!

Hope 4 Helene

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Same Old, Same Old...

Not much is new, since I have the "stable" label. I continue to have these weird aches in my muscles...and the Avastin still makes me a tired puppy. But if that is all I have to deal with- not all that bad :)

This Saturday, Linda volunteered to run a bake sale for the "File for the Cure Roadside Party." Our bunco babe- Kelli- and her husband opened a new tax business and are hosting a party, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen fund. So....some of us have volunteered to bake and have volunteered our kids to help out at the fundraiser. We are hoping for more baked good donations- so hopefully we can raise some $. Should be fun and it will give the kids another opportunity to volunteer as there will be raffles, food, a photo booth, games and face painting.

Friday I go in for my Avastin treatment and blood work. I need to get home so I can do my baking! Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers a comin'. Gotta believe!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Life is Good"

Some of you may already know- but when I saw the oncologist on Friday he said that the tumors are stable and there are not any new ones detected!!!!!! This means that I do not have to go back on Taxol - the chemo drug with the nasty side effects!!!!! If my blood work continues to be good, I won't have to have a CAT scan for about 3 months. YEAH!!!! I will still continue on Avastin- a chemo drug- every 2 weeks, the "nasty boy" shots in my butt and a bone infusion drug monthly. The side effects of the Avastin is the tiredness but this is so much better than the Taxol. My hair is growing slowly, yet still curly and still no grays!

It was so nice sharing this news with Linda, my sister, and my friend Holly who came with me to the dr. I had the CAT scan on Monday and had to wait until Friday for the news. It is still sinking in that I am stable- (probably not mentally stable). I so appreciate all of your prayers, positive thoughts and good karma. I am not out of the woods, but I love this extended "chemocation."


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

calling for all prayers and good karma...

I haven't blogged in quite a long time! I have been feeling decent of late- just really tired. I still go for treatments every other week- I get the Avastin by infusion twice a month and then the "nasty boy" shots and bone stuff monthly. I really hope I can continue this form of treatment....

Next Monday I go in for another CAT scan and then I will find out the results on Friday the 14th. The outcome of the CAT scan will determine the course of treatment- whether I have to go back on chemo or not. That is why the call for prayers and positive karma. I am hoping I can continue with the medicine I am on- my hair is short, curly and oh so much better than a wig or hat. My energy level is low- but better than when I was chemoing. I even started back working out- nowhere the level I was before, but I am trying. I would hate to disappoint my boyfriends at the health club- they are 69 and 70 but are so happy to see me back at it.