Tuesday, August 21, 2012

6 of 12 Complete!

WAAAAHOOOO!!  :-D

I am half way done this second phase of chemo.  Today's session last 2 hours and 15 minutes.  I also learned that I am receiving 3 rounds of Taxol in a dense dose state meaning that Day 1, 8, 15 and 21of the rotation equals one round....hence every week for 12 weeks.

Week 5 was uneventful really - just more of week four.  Other highlights include:
  • Lunch with Cheryl (thanks so much - good luck with school start up ;-))
  • Fishing at Rowan's Ravine
  • Visiting, eating and listening to Nick Faye at Pasqua Lake (thanks Leanne & Brian for being awesome hosts and to Grandma Marg for SUPER cooking - love the perogies! Missing my mom!) Nick is an up and coming musician....Check out his music at the link above or here
  • Eat, pray & walk - we are walking 4.2 miles every day....some days that is all I get done but it is worth it! Bob continues to be my inspiration!  My hunger is all day every day....wish I could taste more of what I am eating.
  • Handling Taxol  - so far so good...tired and a bit achy in my back
  • Physio, acupuncture and lymph massage....soooooooo relaxing and sooooooo helpful
  • Blood works continues to be strong - platelets are holding
We would like to wish all our Regina Catholic School  CEC and teacher friends a successful CLASS this week and a great school year start up.

To my Ministry crew,  I have not abandoned you.....I will be in soon :) Miss you all!  .....Talented Amanda McKay is an artist extraordinaire in my opinion....check out her work online! On page 8 of her photo book, there is a painting that she gave me  "We Can with Love"- absolutely beautiful!

Love to all, Shelley & Bob

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the updates Lowsie. You're an inspiration. Still praying for you.

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  2. Happy Halfway, Girlfriend! Stay strong and feel all that love and support that is surrounding you and your family!
    Pat.

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  3. Hi guys! we are so glad to know you are half done thats awesome! Geez 4.2 miles is incredible you ARE insperational!! and i drag my butt after a short walk home from Rich N Sweeties!! (although sometimes its one step forward and two back) ha ha. hope you guys have a nice weekend! we are heading to the lakeland.

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