9/1/15

Do You Really Want Another Update?

Hey everyone!  First, just let me once again say, my friends, how much your support and positive comments mean to me.  I'm assuming (never a good thing) that if you grow weary of reading my updates, you will simply stop commenting.  Is that fair?  Anyway, I do have a few things to share, health-wise, but I thought I would share this photo that you may have already seen on IG & FB.

Had a nice "date-nite" with The Man on Friday night and filled up on Prime Rib!  I'm sharing this pic, because I actually think it's pretty cute, and because it will probably be the last one with hair!

The Man snapped this one during my 2nd Chemo Infusion.  It's because of this, that the future of having hair looks bleak!  I'm starting to shed and will be getting the "chemo-cut" next week.

I had labs and then a meeting with my Oncologist to discuss the tests and scans that I had before starting chemo, and I am happy to report that they all came out extremely well!  The MUGA (a complete scan of my heart & how it functions) came out perfectly.  My PET (a scan of my body from head thru torso to see if there are any other cancers) shows NONE other than the breast lump.....HALLELUJAH!  As for my labs, I scored an A+++.....the doctor was amazed and happy, and my chemo nurse said the #s were incredible.  

Just to back up a bit on what happened this last weekend......I had a little fall!  I got out of bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning, going to the bathroom, and only made it a few steps before my legs crumpled under me and landed me on my butt.  I did not get hurt (thank goodness for extremely soft and thick carpet), but it was just the strangest feeling.....my legs were not cooperating with what my brain was telling them to do! A very rude-awakening for The Man, because apparently I make some horrible noises when I fall down!  He helped get to the bathroom (that was still a priority....big time) and then back to bed.  I now know that I have to take a few seconds to be sure I'm steady before I move forward.....lesson learned!

As for how I felt after chemo #2 yesterday -- very tired, and made it to bed quite early.  I awoke very early this morning, feeling wired and kind of like a junkie hopped up on steroids.....not that I have any clue as to how a junkie feels, but just guessing!  I am going to the gym with The Man in a few minutes, and we shall see how that goes.  Last time, chemo #1, Tuesday was a very good day, so I hope the same will be true today.

Once again, thank you all for your wonderful support and comments.....you are just the best!

29 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

Carol, I don't know why your blogged popped up on my reading list. I don't remember having visited your blog. I guess I did or it wouldn't have shown up here. All I know is that nothing is by accident. I believe it's a God-thing. I will certainly be following your progress. I say progress because it looks like that's what it is going to be. I'm so thankful for your good numbers and will continue to believe God for them. I really thing blogging is a place for us to care and share with one another. And believe...Believing with you! I love that smile!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am happy your tests came out so positive. Hope the days is a great one.

Calypso In The Country said...

Oh Carol, I am reading thru these posts and I am so sorry you have to go through this. We have been back and forth from the beach these past few weeks so I have only been reading and posting sporadically. I am praying for you and sending positive thoughts. So glad to read that your tests have had great results. Take care, Shelley

Dee M said...

That's wonderful about the tests, Carol! I always love getting your updates --take care. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! I am glad your test results were good. Bless you and you're in prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

20 North Ora said...

Test results sound fantastic! Praying for you as you go thru this.

Judy

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Carol!!
Wonderful, beautiful news! This all makes me so happy, You are doing great and just think how easy your hair will be to take care of-a new hair do. That is exactly what I did with mine as it thinned.
Sending hugs and Blessings,
Jemma

The Tuscan Home said...

Sweet Carol, I am so happy to hear your terrific update (other than the fall)....everything sounds fantastic. Continued prayers....and (((hugs))

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Praying for you sweetie!
Blessings,
Cindy

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Carol,
That is a very cute picture and just remember your hair will come back and it might even be a new
look that you might like better.............as I have seen that happen to several ladies I know.
One friend told me it was a good thing her hair fell out because she didn't have the energy to
take care of it anyway...........
So glad to hear all your reports came back so well............sounds like all these prayers are working.
So sorry to hear about your fall, but so thankful you were not injured. Yes, you are navigating
new territory, so good you learned this lesson without being hurt...........
You have been on my heart and in my prayers every since I heard about this, so you take
good care and do continue to update us. Good to see you can smile..................
Love and blessings, Nellie

Gina said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well & that your tests came back favorably! I think your picture is very cute & I do believe you will be very cute without hair as well. The way I see it, if you're starting out with a pretty face, that face will remain whether there's hair atop your head or not!!! Am I right? Big hugs to you & I'll keep you in my prayers.

Poppy said...

Hi Carol,

FANTASTIC NEWS!! Wondering what happened with your balance (?), but glad that carpet was there as a buffer! Wishing you all the very best, my friend, and praying for you, always.

Take care!

xoxo
Poppy

Art @ Home said...

I appreciate your updates. I especially love hearing the fantastic news!!! Give us an update about the gym later if you feel like it.

(((((hugs))))) and prayers from Alabama,
RJ

Joani said...

So glad you have #2 out of the way. Hang in there gf. Prayers for you while you are going thru this.

Vicky Hunt said...

Sounds like short of them telling you the lump is gone, you got the best news possible! Hopefully the chemo won't be too hard on you. Be careful and continue to listen to your body. You look absolutely beautiful in that photo and the other one as well. Continued prayers!

Debbiedoos said...

You look and sound wonderful! I am so happy to hear all the blood work and scans are perfect. Sorry to hear about the fall. But thank goodness no broken bones. Keep it up Carol, you are looking smashing my darlin'!

Susan said...

Carol, I'm so glad to hear all is going well. You remain in my prayers and my thoughts will be with you. I really appreciate the updates, keep 'em coming! You look great and here's a cyber hug!!! {{{Carol}}}

Kim said...

Oh Carol, such wonderful news, you are really a testament to positivity! You look amazing and I hope that you continue to feel well and those legs keep holding you up! xxoo Keep the updates (and the smily pictures) coming!!

Carol said...

Thank you so much, Susan! I truly appreciate the sweet comments, prayers and those cyber hugs are the best!

Carol said...

Thank you, Debbie! I am feeling very blessed with all of the positive test results, especially the PET! I am very lucky that all was injured in my fall, was my pride, but at least I made it to the toilet before my pride really took a hit!

Carol said...

Thank you so much, Joani! I am so blessed to have so many wonderful friends sending me sweet comments and prayers.

Oliva Ohlson said...

It's wonderful to hear about you and your health updates! Hallelujah is right!!! I can only imagine how you must be feeling and then on top of that you get to lose your hair...darn it...but the good thing is that it will grow back.
Take care and know that you're in my prayers. Love, Oliva

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh Carol, I'm sorry you had a fall, scary, but happy to read you are doing well! Love your photos! Keeping you in my prayers! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Traci said...

Awesome news about the test results!! Scary about the fall but thankfully you weren't hurt. I personally want the updates if you want to share them! Still praying in Baton Rouge!!

Debby Ray said...

Well, you are the cutest chemo patient I think I've seen. I love your positivity...and great to hear the lab reports, etc. came back with those great results! So glad you did not injure yourself when you fell! Looking forward to hearing more good reports in the future...thanks for the update. Continuing to send up prayers for you!

Vel Criste said...

We are cheering for you Carol as you go thru this process!!!!! HUGS to you and to look at the bright side, once you loose your hair, you have one less thing to worry about.... well, maybe not, since choosing hats or scarves would be a fun feat on it's own! LOL! I pray for you everyday dear!!!!!

Feral Turtle said...

Awe Carol that is so good to here! I am glad for the positive update! I am thinking about you everyday and sending you positive energy! xoxo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I'm so happy you got such a perfect report! Yay for you!!! Such good news! Are you still craving peanut butter? Those nutter butters are quite addicting. :) Thanks for the update and know I'm keeping you in my prayers. xoxo

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Such wonderful news! You are brave and beautiful and will come through this. Your "man" is fantastic to be at your side and snapping pictures;)

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