Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's been awhile...

So it's been awhile since I've written and although not too much has happened I do have a few updates. The most recent being that my Gramps' wife Marte has lost her fight with cancer this past Tuesday. She was in hospice care and wasn't doing well and then suddenly her fight ended. I'm very sad as she was an awesome person and someone whom I loved and cared about. We had said that we were in this fight against cancer together and I will keep fighting. I know that Marte was in a lot of pain due to the cancer so I'm glad she is now pain free and cancer free. My Gramps is doing ok although I know he is very sad to lose his wife whom he loved very much. I really wish I could be with him in AZ to help him through this, but Marte's kids are going to be there to help him through this difficult time.

I'm not sure if I had meantioned that I was going to have a PET scan done, but that was done on Tuesday. I didn't think it was that bad, but the liquid I had to drink was this thick milky banana flavored substance. Not bad going down but my system didn't like it one bit and I will definately have to take some digestive enzymes next time. I think it was way too much for my little pancreas to take.

I meet with my oncologist on my birthday, the 30th so I'll find out my results then. They better be good I'm not sure I can handle anymore bad news. But then if it is, I'll get through it and move on to the next step. I also have a radiology appointment also, not for radiation but just as a follow up appointment from radiation that ended earlier this month. I also have labs I have to do since I start chemo again on the 1st. So that will be the start of my 9 sessions of Gemzar. I'm really hoping that I am able to handle it well and get through the holidays.

I just got an invitation to meet up with some old friends from high school in January and I'm totally excited!!! I so hope that I'm doing ok and that when we meet in January I'll be able to enjoy our time together.

Well, I've enjoyed my month off from chemo and radiation, although I'm still tired from the radiation and tend to sleep a lot. But it's nice not being poked and Not too much has been going on but trying to spend time with family. I talk to my mom every day and we get to see each other on the weekends and it means the world to me that we live close together and have that kind of bond. I can't even express how awesome my mom is.........she's AWESOME! In fact I'm so lucky with the wonderful family and friends that I have I couldn't ask for more. My family has been so wonderful and supportive that there's no way I could be doing this well and staying this strong without them.

As far as how I'm feeling I'm doing pretty good except for the being tired, but I'm hoping that that will go away soon. I do have a little more pain in my abdomen that scares me a bit but it just could be my body reacting to the radiation. I will update again after my appointment with the oncologist and hope to be bringing good news.

Thanks to everyone for all your prayers and positive thoughts. I love you all and wouldn't be able to do this without all of you.

Until next time,

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Kate I am so sorry to hear about Marte. That seems to have happened so quickly. I agree that she is now pain and cancer free. I am sure that she is still fighting with you keeping an eye out.

January sounds great! I hope that you are have a great time meeting with your high school friends! I am really looking forward to 2010 and anything positive!

Take Care and hope to see you soon!