Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday December 20, 2010

Well two weeks have pasted since my last post. I went to see the plastic surgeon for my last fill. I am scheduled to get my permanent implants on Monday February 14th! I'm excited. Not to go through another surgery and be dependent on anyone, but to finally get these cantalopes off my chest! Sleeping or laying down on my side is becoming very uncomfortable.

I have started my Tamoxifen pill. This is an estrogen blocker that I will have to take for 5 years or until/if I have a hysterectomy. Since my cancer was hormome positive, they need to block the estrogen so another cell doesn't start to mutate with the estrogen somewhere else in my body.

My hair hasn't started to grow back yet and I'm emotional about this. I knew it wouldn't just be there when I was done with chemo, but I don't totally feel done because I still look/feel like a cancer patient. I know in time, it will grow back so I just have to be patient. Of course, patience isn't my strong suit...

Next Monday is my first follow up with my Oncologist since finishing my chemo. We will see how that goes, but I know one thing, I'm never stepping foot in that infusion room again.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday December 6, 2010

Friday was my last chemo! WOO HOO!!!
I'll admit I wasn't very excited leading up to Friday, but once Friday got here, I was thinking "this is the LAST time I will be walking into this infusion room"

Soyonara infusion room!

Friday went uneventful except the nurse (Nurse Ratched) pushed my Benadryl and Zantac too fast, I was knocked out! I guess that was my parting gift from her... :)

Friday night I slept 13 hours! When I finally woke up at 11 am on Saturday I had really bad body aches. About 1:00, I realized I had a temperature of 101.4. I called the on-call Oncology nurse and she called me in some Cipro. I immediately started taking that and my fever went down around 5:00. By 7:00 I didn't have a fever, but I was still worn out. I was in bed by 10 pm!

Sunday I felt MUCH better. My fever tried to come back but I took Advil and it went away. I also noticed a rash all over my torso! I am not sure if it is from the fever, the Cipro, or the last chemo. The only thing I'm worried about is that I don't have an infection. Since my fever is gone, and hasn't made another appearance, I'm almost sure it isn't an infection. Almost.

I have a call into my Oncology nurse to see what she wants me to do. I also have an appointment with my plastic surgeon on Friday, so if the rash is still there (I hope not) he can look at it then.

Not much else to say...
Love to all!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday December 1, 2010

Well since my last blog I had my blood drawn, almost couldn't get chemo, but did and then had a fill appointment.

Thursday November 18th I went to get my blood drawn here in Stephenville to see how my levels were doing since I didn't get that the Neulasta shot after my prior chemo. I had my blood drawn here locally so if my levels were bad, I wouldn't have gone to Fort Worth for no reason. The one number that determines if I can get chemo or not, needed to be a 1, and mine was 1.2. By the skin of my teeth, I had chemo!
Of course since my levels tanked without the shot, I had to get it on Monday :(

So needless to say, over the Thanksgiving holiday, I did NOT feel good. My back was hurting so bad!

Yesterday November 30th, I had another fill appointment with my plastic surgeon. He put 50cc's in the right and 40cc's in the left. So total I have 410cc's in my right and 330cc's in my left. He said I would likely have one more fill and be done. I asked him if he would even me out at the next appointment and my answer was "we will talk about it then..." I waited for an hour and a half to not get my question answered, nice! Oh well, I have time on my side now.

My last chemo is this Friday December 3rd. I thought I would be more excited but I'm not. I'm hoping when I don't have to go again 2 weeks after Friday, then I will start getting excited. Or when my hair starts growing back. I am starting to get impatient about that!

So after Friday I will be done with chemo, then I can concentrate on getting filled, sit and wait 2 months, and then get my permanent implants. Now that I am getting closer to being "filled" I'm wondering if I'll be happy with this size.

So many emotions going on right now that I can't make heads or tails of it all so I'm taking it one day at a time, and not looking too far forward.

Until next time!
Love to all,