Thursday, November 26, 2009


Steve came this morning and we went up to the Putnam Killingly game. We ran into Romeo and spent time jawing with him. Then at half time we ran into a bunch of guys I knew from high school. I didn't recognize a lot of them at first, but they all introduced themselves and we exchanged hugs. It wads great chatting with them and we talked again about having a combined class reunion the class of '66 and the class of '67....people in those classes hung out a lot together and it makes sense for us to join together.

Then we went down to Waterford to Jean's for dinner. Turkey, stuffing, creamed onions, squash, mashed taters, peas, etc....good eats! I avoided the turnip although I was sorely tempted. I have enough problems with my bowels right now, I don't need to push it! Dessert was delicious too. Taylor and Ryan were there, although Taylor came late as she had an ambulance call to go on.

Taylor is doing so good. She has a new boyfriend who we met later and he is special. Ryan likes him too, very much. She is taking EMT classes and is doing great in school. We are so proud of her. It's so good to see her happy. And, she's driving now and Sandy says she is a great driver, very careful and attentive to the road.

I still haven't heard anything about a surgery date, so I'm guessing it won't be until the 7th. I am going to call nurse Wendy tomorrow though as I have some new symptoms (bloating) and an increase in other symptoms--abdominal pain, bowel difficulties, etc. Sandy thinks they should operate faster, before I end up with the fluid in the lungs again. We'll see what Wendy says.

Tomorrow Deanna and Lorraine may come over. I hope so...haven't seen them in awhile. Pat called tonight and invited us up to their house for dinner tomorrow night. Sandy has to work but I can go. My throat suddenly got quite sore tonight, so we'll see how it is tomorrow. I'm hoping I can go over there.

Saturday I go up to see Maria. We're going to hit the Lithuanian Kitchen. She's been telling me about it for quite some time and I want to go based on her testimony.

Sandy doesn't have least it didn't titer this time. We're thinking maybe she had a flu and we're hoping I don't get it.


Nighty night!

Monday, November 23, 2009

And the answer is....

Surgery first, chemo second.

I'll probably have the surgery either Dec 1st or the following Monday. I haven't been getting the Avastin since March. So, it was exactly how I thought it would be....I would get the Avastin early on and when it came to the "extension" of the study, I wouldn't get it. And that's how it was. I guess the power of suggestion made me ignore the signs that I WASN'T getting more nose bleeds, blood pressure going back to normal, etc.

So I'll have the surgery and then I'll start the chemo...but this time only six rounds of the heavy duty stuff and then I'm DONE!!!! No Avastin in this trial.

I'm glad I'm having the surgery, despite the risks and the side effects (UGH) from the anesthesia and the morphine. I will be rid of my remaining ovary and I assume they will take my uterus out too. Maybe I can get rid of the hot flashes and night sweats. I won't have to go through more ovarian cysts!

I can handle the six rounds of chemo. The thought of having to go another year plus was a bit daunting, but now I won't have to do that. The side effects from the chemo are not pleasant, but at least I know what they are and I know what to do to minimize them. I won't have nose bleeds this time (no Avastin); my blood pressure should stay good and maybe I won't have the diarrhea either. I'll be tired, but heck, it will be winter...I can hibernate!

I'm relieved I have the answer and I like the answer. All's right with the world.

Sending positive thoughts and energy to Harvey and to Tommy! Get better guys!

Nighty night!