I have been following your blog faithfully and was so glad to see that you not only finished your chemo treatment, but that you kept the horses in your life throughout. I was very impressed!! lol
By the way, I had 30 radiation treatments in the Fall and hope I am done with this disease for good!
Hi Genevieve - I just saw this thread. I hope you are doing okay. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am just on the westside of Petaluma so if you need help with your mares or errands or anything, please just contact me.
sending healing energy.....
Jingles headed your way
Just checking on on you Genevieve.
Good Morning! I started chemo last week. At first I thought it was so easy. Then later that day it kicked my butt. I think there is a definitely learning curve to getting the nausea under control. A couple days of supportive fluids and I am doing good. A little scare when my liver values sky rocketed and it was suggested that the cancer spread to my liver. Thankfully that was not the case and it was just a side effect of the anesthesia from the surgeries. Phew.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Happy St Patty's Day!
Do stay hydrated. I'm amazed how much I learned about what "staying hydrated" really is when I did chemo! Also, keeping something like crackers or yogurt in my stomach seemed to help. But it's so individual--it is a learning curve, for sure, and just as you get it nailed, it will all be over!
Continued prayers and jingles. I think we all learned from Leena's thread just how important a good attitude is, you seem to have that part under control. Congrats on the beautiful Granddaughter, she is worth the fight!
I had the exact same thing with the liver scare! they made me have a PET scan, and it turned out to be nothing.
I found soft peppermints help, also small amounts of carbs.
Take care of yourself. I had to admit that my job was to fight cancer and stop trying to do everything. Thinking of you.
Jingling like mad for you to get through this with as little discomfort as possible.
You live in California. How about medical pot for the nausea?
HAPPY EASTER ! for you and your families ~ house and barn !
Hope you're feeling a bit better and on your 'schedule'
Sending Jingles & AO laced with Sunshine and chocolate rabbits !
Just wanted to chime in with good thoughts for you! I found out about your business through a coth thread and actually got to watch the birth of Pacific coast on mare stare. It was the first foaling I'd seen and oh my goodness did I adore that colt from the first minute! It was really wonderful to be an audience member, if you will, for a foaling.
Anyway, sending the best juju your way!
Ports have their own set of serious hazards and require two surgical procedures plus heparin flushes on a regular basis.
Has nothing to do with comfort of the patient. It's simply easier for the oncology nurse.
Gen--continue to hold you in my thoughts. Hope it's going as well as possible, with minimal discomfort. Hang in there, and keep up the good work!
Continued jingles, hope you are well on your way to beating that stupid cancer into oblivion.
Had my fourth and final AC infusion today. Start the Taxol in 2 weeks and will have 4 treatments with that.
Now that I am bald, I found a mole on my head. Oncologist sent me to a specialist to have it biopsied since it looks suspicious. Goody.
I am feeling ok. Quite a bit of nausea for the first couple days after treatment and then just very easily fatigued.
Glad your feeling ok.
Thank you for sharing your journey to beat Cancer.
I hope the mole turns out to be nothing, and that things continue to improve.
Our prayers are with you. This morning, I was bitching and crying because after two shoulder surgeries, I tore a hamstring. Badly. Thought it was doing better, then stopped the steroids. Not. Better. At. All. Already sold the big horse, the little horse was coming home this morning. Then my DH saw me hobbling up from the barn, said I looked like a crippled pregnant woman about to give birth. He decided horsey gets to stay where he is another month. I've been on the shelf since Christmas. I'm 51 years old and haven't ever had anything I couldn't wrap and go on with. I had a little menopausal pitty party meltdown.
Then I saw your thread and I feel like the biggest ass in the world, because nothing wrong with me is life threatening and it will all get better.
I hope everything goes well for you, you have no problems, a great recovery and you get to go on doing what you love.
Keep on kicking.