Monday, October 13, 2008

Well adjusted

I guess my body has adjusted to the drug as I have not had the severe flu like symptoms since Wednesday. The side effects I have gotten since are slight headache, sore throat and congestion. I am also tired. This is probably a combination of the drug and recovery. My insides are still really sore, but getting better each day. I had a check up with my oncologist on Monday and blood work looked good, so I got the greeen light to continue my treatment. I'll have blood work once a week to ensure my body is tolerating the drug. Cancer treatments are toxic and we need to make sure that the drug isn't harmimg my body while getting the cancer killing benefits.

I am going to try to go back to work next week. I am going to start with 2 days and see how things go. For those of you that don't know, I am a pre-school teacher and my class is the 2 year olds. They are quite active as you can image, so I'll need to see how I can manage. I hope I'm fine as I really miss my kids.

This past Saturday we got out of the house and went to a fundraising event for APFED, which is a charity to raise funds and awareness about eosinophilic disorders. CB's niece and 2 nephews are affected by this disease and we were glad to join them for fun and awareness. It was Bingo night and we had a great time. Todd and I both got a bingo and won some great prizes. Teya really enjoyed playing. She had her own card and played all by herself. She was sad that she didn't get a Bingo, but she did not go home empty handed as Todd let her pick a prize when he won. She got a really cute make-up set. She LOVES make-up!

The weather cooled down this weekend and it got down to 70 degrees over the weekend. I know all you non-Arizona folks are saying "down", but tis the life of a Phoenician. The temperature is going back up to the 80s this week. I think the weather lady this morning said it is going to get to 90 mid-week. Ahhhh, I love this time of year.


Anonymous said...

It was great seeing you this weekend and I'm so glad that you are feeling better!

Thanks again for coming out to the APFED Bingo night!


Anonymous said...

It was good seeing you guys the other night. You look great, Tina! And that little Teya is just so darn cute! She was really getting into the whole Bingo thing...I'm glad she got to go home with something fun. :) Thanks for coming out!

CB said...

Great updates Tina! I wish you luck next week going back to work. I'm sure the kids have missed you too! It was so great seeing you this past weekend! :-)

OceanDesert said...

I bet the kiddies are missing their "Teach!" ... and I can just see Teya dying to call out BINGO!!! Keep up the GOOD work Tina!! Changing the diet to all that GOOD stuff has to make a huge difference! hugs!