Monday, April 23, 2012

Dumpster gone, on to the next step...

I could've done better but it's time to move on.
Got a stack of boxes waiting to be filled.

If I keep on schedule, we'll be heading north in eight days.

My sister had her second chemo treatment last Friday.
She said her hair is falling out in clumps so she's planning
to shave her head and start wearing a wig or hats. Still in 
good spirits, she is. No other side effects  so far.

Originally, her oncologist planned four treatments. She has
now adjusted that to six, possibly eight. Reason being that
she believes the cancer has been there several years and 
considers my sister between stages three and four.
She is encouraged, however, in that the mass has shrunk
since the first treatment and blood tests are good. 

Did I just read that the northeast is expecting snow soon?


Cactus Mark said...

Good to hear, and good to hear.

Chin up.

Boxer said...

Crikey is right. It's late April?

Good luck on the next eight days, hopefully it all goes smoothly. Modern medicine is pretty amazing and I have nothing but hope and good thoughts for your sister.

Jean said...

Thanks, Mark. Progress!

Boxer, yeah, but not all that unusual. I remember light snow in May and once in early June. BUT... while I was out running errands today, I found 2 pair of flannel pajamas on sale for half off. WooHoo!
I hate to think of her needing more treatments. I just hope it works.

the walking man said...

Yes any progress be it moving to the next stage or the shrinkage of tumors is a step forward to peace of mind.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Hopeful. Thanks for the update.

Jean said...

Mark, doing what we can to hang on.

Mr N, hoping it continues.

boneman said...


Jean said...

PA and NY, mostly. Don't panic.

Susie Hemingway said...

So sorry to read that your sister is having to go through all this but will remember her in my prayers for a good recovery. Stay well and safe Jean.x