Monday, May 12, 2008

3rd round

These are the little ones! I love 'em!
Well, this one hasn't really been a fun one....then again, which ones are? I guess it is payback for never getting morning sickness with any of my pregnancies. I have never known such nausea. The food, babysitting and support from ward members keeps me on track. Josh keeps trying to force feed me.....not happening. I do love fruit though. Mmmmmm. It is the only thing that really sounds good to me after a fun pumping chemo day!
Here is more of my journal:

From there, everything kind of happened in a whirl wind. Over the course of the next week and half I would undergo 2 surgeries, the birth of my baby, and my first chemo treatment. How exciting eh?
The tumor measures about 5 centimeters. The following surgery on Monday was to test my lymph nodes. The removed 2 and one tested positive so they removed 10 more and about half tested positive. Not too bad. They kept me overnight in the hospital. They thought the anesthetics would induce labor, which they started to but then it stopped. My doc decided to keep me in there anyway and induce me the next morning. At 12:56 p.m. on April 1 I had a beautiful baby boy. Ethan Mac weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 18 and a half inches long. Not bad for 2 weeks early!
On thursday I had a PET Scan which showed that there was no distant metastisis but that the cancer had spread a little to underneath my arm.
With tumor size and PET Scan this classifies the cancer as a Stage III. Not too bad, in my opinion.

The rest is history. I had Port put in on Friday April 11 and they wheeled me down to the oncologist for my first poison injection. I now undergo chemo every 2 weeks until they decide that the tumor is small enough to remove.
That is another story in itself and I don't want to bore anyone, but hopefully this answers some questions I seem to keep getting.
Again, I appreciate all the love and support.....I cannot say it enough. Thank you!

1 comment:

The Allred Family said...

I am so sorry that this round of chemo has been especially hard. I feel so helpless all the way out here. But we think about you all the time, tears have been shed and prayers have been said. Huh, that rhymed. I just wish I could be more hands-on for you. Thank you for your optimism! you are a great example!