Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Little Dancer

This past year Teya took a tap/ballet class and on June 3rd, she had her dance recital. It was cute!! Her and her friends did fantastic. It was awesome seeing her up on stage and she really enjoyed it. Todd and I were very proud of her. Here are a few pictures from the show. Their song was "Build Me Up Buttercup".

And here is a video of her during rehearsals when they were walking onto the stage. She is next to her very best friend, Lauren, who is on the right.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Clean Scan

I got my results for my CT Scan and bloodwork yesterday and everything came back clean and normal. Those are two words I love to hear. Nothing but healthy organs showed on my CT Scan. Even my lung has healed from surgery. We were keeping an eye on a spot which we thought was scar tissue from the surgery - it is now gone. Every month I get bloodwork to determine the function of my liver and kidneys - my treatment can be hard on both - as well as a LDH, which is a test that looks for tissue damage which could mean cancer. All 3 tests came back normal. I am so happy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Round 9

I am doing 3 treatments with only 1 week in between versus the normal 2 week break. I am at the tail end of round 9 and I am exhausted. I'm barely functioning mentally. Good thing for me I'm a preschool teacher! Everything else is going well - no flu like symptoms and my blood counts look like they typically did while I was on treatment, so that is good. I'll end this round Sunday night and then begin round 10 on Monday, June 15th. I'll then end round 10 on Sunday, June 28th. It's the Sunday before we leave for vacation - we leave Wednesday, July 1st to visit Todd's family.

My next CT scan is scheduled for Thursday, June 11th. I'll get the results on Tuesday the 16th when I see my doctor. Any clean and clean prayers & positive vibes are greatly appreciated. I love technology and that I am able to have these scans to see if anything is going on inside, but it is hard not to worry about the results. I think about the r word (reoccurence) often, but I am able to push those thoughts aside. When it is time for the scan it is hard to get it out of my mind. I'll be glad when I have the results.