When I began this blog, it was to share. My thoughts, my experience, my wee bit of knowledge and my journey. I did this to possibly help someone else. It has helped ME immensely.
I have met lots of great caring folks and made friendships that will last forever.
I never imagined I would be sharing for this long and so much. My cancer journey began
in Oct of 2007 with the diagnosis. So much has occurred in this time. In my life, in my family, in my friendships, in my marriage. I had expected cancer to be part of my past by now.
My latest Pet/CT scan shows NO cancer in by body..NONE!! Praise God.
The MRI shows 2 original tumors in my brain, treated with Gamma Knife
and later Whole Brain Radiation are just sticking around. Not growing, not
shrinking, but now they have become a focal point for brain seizures. There is
no non invasive treatment for them.
I am taking anti-seizure meds...500 MG of Keppra twice a day to stop those
seizures. I was quite frightenend ..at home alone ..when the first seizure occurred.
I was aware that something was really wrong, and I was able to get
my hubby on the phone, he called 911 ..and everyone came to help
Fire , EMT, Police, by the time I got to the ER , I was coming out of the seizure..(not my
body seizing) just my brain...and feeling better. Three months is a long time to not
be able to drive..but I have had my doubts about driving for a while. There
are days I wonder if I should even walk to the mailbox.
On Friday I want to my Oncologist and now my pulse is way too slow, my
blood pressure is way low so.. I'll be going to the doctors Monday to
get an EKG to see what's up. I've always had a good low blood pressure
but Friday it was at 100 / 63 and my pulse was 44.
The first Wednesday of May I will get an EEG also..just to see
what goes on in my head. LOL..not much these days
I am so tired I don't feel like doing much. I haven't been cooking much
and I'm finding it hard to keep up with laundry. I need to clean my house.
I decided one room a day, and not every day. Good Spring cleaning.
Cancer is not the worse thing that could happen to me.
In some ways it has been a blessing.. a huge blessing..
and God has been with me every step. Learning to live with
cancer and it's after affects is my next part of the journey.
It's also been hard to realize how fast life goes. I can NOT believe
I am 55. How fast did that go?? OMG I feel like I'm 20 something in
I hope you all know how much each of you have helped ME during
this journey. God has blessed me.