Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting closer!

This morning the nurse called to tell me "the count."  I knew it was going to be zero and actually my Oncologist for the first time yesterday said he thought it would be as well so I did not even call her.  She called first so I knew when I saw the caller id what she was going to say. I picked up the phone ready to hear the news.  I heard the count, but she did not quite say what I was wanting to hear.  Bottom line... I still have a count.  It did drop and I am now in double digits which is still good...still ahead of schedule....and still disappointing.  This count indicates that I still have active cancer cells.  Maybe this week will be the end of this.  

I had my 7th round of chemo on Monday.  I wish I could tell you that I know exactly what to expect but one thing I have learned through cancer is that I have so little control over my body.  I literally have no "EARTHLY" idea what is going on to happen.  Every week seems to be so different from the week before that I feel like I am on this surprise journey until Friday's.  Usually by Friday, enough of the drugs are out of body that I am feeling almost back to myself.  Weekends are so looked forward to in our home.  

And since weekends are so good let me share just a glimpse of this past weekend.  Last Thursday I received a phone call that a very special lady wanted to give Michael and me a weekend at the Grand Hotel. For those of you not from the area, this is about 45 mins away and is a little piece of paradise nestled on the Mobile Bay.  I was blown away.  Well, I ended up spending Friday night with some college friends for a girls night over there.  I was attending a Women's Conference with them and Michael thought it would be good for us to stay and have fun.  Fun....we had fun!  It was the latest I have been up in a really long time.  Michael came over on Saturday and we had an amazing time. It was so fun to feel well enough to really enjoy the Spring weekend!

So...where do I stand....

I am hoping that next week will be my week to hear zero!  If that is the case, I will have about three more rounds of chemo to endure after that.  We will begin more scans, ultrasounds, and test as soon as I get to zero and from that point I will hopefully receive a "partial remission" status.  I will continue to monitored and tested for a year and then hopefully hear that I am in full remission.  

Thanks for caring, and following this blog.


Jenilyn said...

Hi Macy and Michael,

Christy (Risher) Campbell just told me about your blog and the cancer you're fighting. I'm thrilled to see that things are progressing well and will pray that continues.

I had to chuckle about your comments about Michael's perplexity with blogs. I vividly remember a conversation at Benj's dining room table years ago in which both Benj and Michael vehemently voiced their opposition to blogs. He'll come around eventually :)

Jenilyn Swett
(An old YW friend of Michael's)

training said...

Praying for you.