April 01, 2005


Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Chemo is done! Praise God!

This past Monday I finally finished chemo. I am looking forward to not going to chemo on Mondays. What will I do with my time? Go for a walk, read, scrapbook, clean, visit friends, watch TV, etc. As you can tell I am bit excited!

On Thursday, I had another PET/CT scan. I will not know the results of the scan until Monday. I anticipate it being clean since my last one was clean and I have still been doing treatment. It will be the others that I will worry about. However, I just have to think positive and go on with my life.

I now have a 4 week break before I begin radiation. I go for radiation prep on April 19th. Apparently it takes a week to plan for the actual radiation which involves a radiation oncologist, physicist, and the radiologist. According to the radiation oncologist I will be marked on from the top of my neck down through my chest with permanent marker. Then they will place tegaderm transparent dressing over it until radiation is complete. The problem with this is the dressing makes me nauseated. Before chemo I used this type of dressing to put the numbing cream on my port and I guess I have a phychological association with the smell. I am going to have to work on that. Any suggestions?

The last few days have been very warm. I went for a short walk each day that absolutely drained me. I couldn't do anything the rest of the day. If I keep it up maybe I will continue to get my energy back. I am also starting to get a little mentally drained as well. I guess is starting to catch up with me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, Praise God! for no more chemo!
I look forward to your "hope". Each day I check it for updates to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much with you communication through this website. Though we are miles away you cannot imagine how much we all think of you and Phil. Love Donna