Jeanne's Monday and Caring Bridge update
Good news & bad news from Iowa City today ...we just got home.
Good news ~~ the Ovarian cancer tumor is shrinking & so has the liver tumors, too ... along with the abdominal lesions ... so that means the Chemo is working!
Bad news...not small enough yet for surgery ... could be too many complications so the Surgeon/Doctor wants me to have 3 more Chemo sessions, 3 weeks apart ~~just like the ones I just finished up. That was tough to swallow but I must try to focus on the 'good' it will be doing.
Good news ... I can have the Chemo once again @our Cedar Valley Cancer Center in Waterloo (an excellent place!) & the Chemo I was scheduled to have (if needed) in Iowa City today was a scheduling 'mistake' ...should have been for Waterloo. I've fretted all week about having to do Chemo in Iowa City now ... it take 5 hrs for my Chemo & sometimes a bit longer if I need extra meds.
Bad news ... the doctors were running behind 2 hrs this morning ...so I saw my doctor @noon instead of 10 am ~~ aargh, I wish someone could relay that there is a 'delay' ... Larry & I would have gone & had breakfast in the hospital! & I wouldn't have been an hour late to my other doctor appt in Iowa City. Oh well ~~
Good news ... I saw my Iowa City doctor that treats me for my illness from my 2006 stay @the hosp & prescribes all the meds that I take since that time. The Chemo has been kickin' (you know what) on my lifetime permanent meds & getting the dosages all out of range. But a couple weeks 'after Chemo' my body has been able to adjust & the lifetime meds work as they should. So, more blood tests but we have that 'plan of action' covered.
Ok, I've written a book ... asking for prayers & good thoughts again ... a couple more days of freedom before Chemo. Thanks so much ...I appreciate each good thought & prayer ... hugs, Jeanne