4 more to go!


  

  

 

Here’s Patty, still keeping that smile on her face as she gets infusion #2!  Patty’s sister, Kathy, made the scarf!  (Patty’s favorite, by the way!)

 

 

 

 

 

Number 2 infusion is now behind us!  Well, at least the treatment end of it.  We’ve still got some side effects to deal with, but come on… only 4 more to go!

We met with the Oncologist at 11:45 yesterday morning.  Patty’s white cell count was within the normal range which was great news!  The doctor said she had read the report from the Radiation Oncologist.  She wasn’t very happy with the recommendation, or lack thereof, and said she wanted to refer Patty to another Radiation Oncologist for a 2nd opinion.  So that appointment will be coming up in the future.  She also said that the Pulmonary Specialist that Patty met with during the diagnostic phase wanted to have another CT Scan performed in November.  So we’ll have that in the future also.  Even though Patty is so mentally and physically done with tests, and the thought of having more tests is the last thing she wants, she knows that they’re doing these tests with her best interests in mind!  “You gotta do what you gotta do!”

The chemo infusion went very smooth.  The infusion room was really busy yesterday.  Sad, but it was a full house when we got there.  It’s just amazing to see the various people fighting cancer… people in their 20’s all the way to the elderly!  Cancer is not a picky disease.  Margarita, our nurse, was with us again.  She just got back from a voluntary mission to Lourdes.  While there, she thought of Patty and brough back a small vial of spring water from the grotto at Lourdes which is believed by some to possess healing properties!  What a sweet gesture!

I ran off to work this morning and Patty seemed to be feeling pretty good.  She said she had a little nausea in the middle of the night but had taken her anti-nausea medication and was feeling good.  hopefully she’ll have a couple good days before the fatigue sets in.  As of now, she’s doing great!

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2 thoughts on “4 more to go!

  1. Patty and Ed:

    Please note that when my mom started to initially go through all this, it was a PET scan that ultimately found her breast cancer. The test showed a spot (unknown what it really was) on her lung. The surgeon wanted to do a biopsy on it. She got to the hospital and by the grace of God, the doctor there that was suppose to do the biopsy of the lung said, “No, it was too dangerous.” He said it was probably a scar of some sort but did not seem to be cancerous. He was right! You are absolutely right for getting a second opinion and don’t hesitate to ask for the PET scan. It shows so much more than you can imagine. It’s actually 3 demensional and really cool.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Penny

    P.S. By the way, I’d like to see a photo of the hat that Kathy made you! She’s so talented!!! 🙂

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