Monday, July 14, 2014

Summers

I don't know about you, but my summers are crazy. So many things to take care of. So many things to help with. So many events. So much of a lot of things with chemo in between! Too many things for this low energy gal. 

To fast forward what has been happening in my life:
  • I got my photos back! The Apple store referred me to a data recovery company that said it would ONLY charge me $945! I cried. I prayed. Then, I started looking online and found a recovery program. It cost me $90, but it was music to my ears after hearing the other quote! Those of you with any type of Apple product: back up everything before doing an update! Updates can turn your life upside down! If you were wondering, my brother and sister-in-law got us an external hard drive. My pictures are now backed up. 

  • My hair has been growing back. I have a fuzzy head. A1 likes to come by me and rub my head. It does feel soft. I might be able to put a baby pin on soon! It's growing out all crazy, but it is good to see hair on my head again!

  • Our family got to go to Washington D.C. for an annual Korean pastor's meeting in our denomination. We hadn't been able to go to one for over 5 years. It was a long drive, but it was beautiful. I even drove through Pennsylvania!

  • I haven't been able to bake a lot which makes me a bit sad.

  • Little things here and there add up to major fatigue for me. I still have a hard time pacing myself. I push myself like I used to (pre-cancer) and then I crash. Not good. Why is this so hard?

  • The most exciting news: I have my last chemo treatment (for the time being) today! The cancer in my liver hasn't spread and has shown a bit of improvement. My oncologist wants to give my bone marrow a chance to recover. I will be taking a "stronger-than-hormone-pill" pill - if my insurance covers it. Still waiting. Chemo at 8:00 am and then the Neulasta shot on Tuesday. Got to take the Claritin! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Typing Small and I Dont Like Apple

I haven't been able to write. There was too much busyness and too much tiredness. 

I'm typing on a Kindle, so I can't type a lot. It is a long story and I don't like Apple right now.

I met with my oncologist on Thursday. She changed my schedule to two treatments per cycle. I got chemo on Friday, gave myself the Neulasta shot on Saturday, will not get treatment this Friday, and will go for the second treatment next Friday. So basically, I will get treatment every other week with a Neulasta shot in between. 

And yes, I took the Claritin. This time the pain focused on my legs. No back spasms, so far!

By the way, you should keep Claritin far away from young children because they might use scissors to eat 8 of them thinking they are candy and hide the wrappers in their pillowcase, so that Mom doesn't find out. As a matter of fact, it happened to my cousin today. And yes, her daughter is fine.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Hooray!

I had to go for chemo a day early this week. It actually worked out perfectly. The office is going to be closed on Friday because they are changing their computer/scheduling system. Thankfully, my white blood cell count went up from 0.5 to 1.0. I was so thankful when the nurse told me! Thank you for your prayers!

Today, I am scheduled to give myself the Neulasta shot. I remembered early enough to take the Claritin on Thursday. Now, I just have to remember to give myself the actual shot. I actually set the alarm on my phone to remind myself to give myself the shot. I just have to remember why I set the alarm.

It is going to be a very busy few days, and I don't have time to be sick! My sister is coming from out of town to visit! We are all so excited! AND, this Saturday, my big boy, A1, is graduating eighth grade! I am, officially, going to be the mom of a high schooler! Yikes!

God is so good! He's so good to me!