Thursday, 21 January 2010

Thursday - 3 weeks into the New Decade!!

Gosh, it's been a long time since I updated!! The weather's been having a field day recently ... we've been snowed under, iced in & rained on over the past few weeks. As a result, I've got lots of additional work lined up, as College catches up with the scheduling disruption caused by having to close for 5 days.

My sister was very worried about Cycle 4 Day 8 (2 weeks ago) as Day 1 had been so bad - but she sailed through it (relatively speaking) & the past 2 weeks have been pretty good. It was Cycle 5 Day 1 yesterday & she seems to be coming through that reassuringly well, too. She's a bit puffy & has very warm rosy cheeks today but no temperature.

She had the weirdest 24 hour bug about 10 days ago - her temperature spiked at 37.5 but it didn't go any higher than that, thank goodness (at 38 degrees, she has to go to A&E) & she was literally streaming with cold & sweat. But the next day there was no sign of it. Last week, I went down with one, but mine's dragging on & has gone to my chest, which is a nuisance, as I keep waking myself up coughing in the night :o(.

We saw the Onc on Monday & she explained my sis' Baseline Scan results to us:

1. Lungs look clean (no metanasties - Yay!!!);
2. Location of primary tumour makes it hard to measure but they were able to measure one located between one of her stents & the neck of her pancreas, so they'll use that as a benchmark next time;
3. Peritoneum shows spots, which will also be measured & monitored.

She'll have another scan before her next Onc visit ... we both find that a scary thought ...

GREAT news, though - she was told yesterday her bloods show her tumour markers are coming down ... Wheeeeeee!! I'm so PROUD of you, sis!!!

I was due to meet another member of our CC family (from the CCF) at the beginning of Jan, but her visit had to be postponed due to the snow. That was disappointing but I hope she'll come in Feb instead & I can catch up with her then.

The garden's been full of birds this morning & I'm optimistically hoping for an early Spring ... I absolutely LURVE Spring!! (Come on you snowdrops, crocuses & bluebells!!)

:o) :o) :o)

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