Monday, January 11, 2010

My Keemo Chemo Party

Yeah, I know. Chemotherapy isn't exactly a party, but this was as close as it gets. My beautiful sister/niece (okay she's my niece, but I love her like a sis) volunteered to come keep me company. Believe it or not, she eats healthier than I do these days so she brought herself an ultra-bland salad, and my good hubby brought me a chicken/rice/veggie dish from Rumbies. I've managed to put on an extra NINE pounds since chemo started. I'm told to be happy I'm not wasting away, but happy is never a word I associate with weight gain.

But as for today's chemo, the fishies swam fast, their fastest yet. Just two more rounds to go. Feeling fine tonight, just waiting for the lovely smörgåsbord of side-effects to set in.

Posted by Picasa

Keems, Me, and my extra NINE pounds.


Laurie said...

Nieces are GREAT, aren't they! You look wonderful!! I think of you every day. All my best thoughts and prayers are directed your way.


Taffy said...

You two do look like sisters! Kimi is one of my favorite people in the world.

G.G. Vandagriff said...

I am so sorry for this trial you are going through Suzanne. Did they get all the cancer? I think of you often and wonder how you are. Sorry I have been so poor about keeping in touch. I'm going to temple tomorrow (first outing since hip replacement) and will put your name on prayer roll.

Suzanne Reese said...

Thanks for thinking of me ladies. G.G. - I know you've had your own major problems, please don't apologize. As to your question, they got all of the tumor, and though it was huge the borders were clear (a good thing). However, it was in twelve lymph nodes, which means there are no doubt lots of cancer cells in my bloodstream. But once they finish all the treatments (and they're pretty much using every one) my odds of having it return are only about 15%. The upside is I don't have to wait 5 or 10 years like most folks, this particular cancer is so aggressive that it would come back in 1 to 2 years, 3 at the outside. The downside is that it would be terminal if that happened - but I'm just not planning on that plan!