Friday, October 8, 2010

Feeling Good

Sorry, I haven't been up for blogging.  I came home on Saturday afternoon and was in bed for the day/night.  Woke up Sunday not feeling well.  I had chills and sweats all day.  And I really mean all day.  I didn't have even 5 minutes when I wasn't cold and sweaty.  This lasted from 5am Sunday morning until 7am Monday morning.  Thank goodness I felt well enough to travel down to Tucson to see Dr. Hersh.  Once there, he informed me that the chills/sweats that I had been experiencing was a great thing.  It means that my immune system is working in high gear and pumping out the good stuff that kills tumors.  This was great news!  Made it easier to deal with the symptoms knowing that my body was fighting.  Also found out that my Lymphocytes counts were up.  These are the cells that target and kill tumors.  Again, great news!

Monday - Wednesday I felt like I had the flu and then coming down from the flu.  Finally on Thursday I felt better.  I was able to take Teya to school - first day driving in a week and a half!  Then spent the rest of the day with my friend Kelly.  It was great to be out of bed and off the couch.  Friday was another good day.  I went in to Teya's class and helped with a paint project and then went back for her last gymnastics class.  She got 2 1st place certificates and 1 2nd place.  She was proud and I was proud of her.  We are now getting ready for a Sock Hop dance at her school.  She is so excited.  I got her a cute pink satin dress with poodle on skirt.  I'll post pictures of her all dolled up.

I don't know how to begin thanking everyone for your support.  Thanks for the phone calls, cards, flowers, emails, texts, prayers, visits, dinners, etc.  All have made the last weeks manageable.  Every word of support and encouragement has lifted my spirits and made me stronger.  This is a difficult treatment and your support has meant a lot to me and my family.  As I gear up for next week, I get strength from the support that you all have given me. I look at the flowers and cards, read the words of encouragement and it helps me get ready.

My mom gets in town Sunday morning and we look forward to spending the day with her before we head down to Tucson on Monday.  Thank goodness she can be there with me.  Couldn't do it without her.


Anonymous said...

Wow - Tina you are one amazing person! Hands down you are the strongest person I know - and what a positive attitude. Continued positive vibes & prayers!


OceanDesert said...

That's AWESOME!!! All of it! You AND Teya make us proud! ... and thank goodness for moms, right???! :)

Alicia said...

Your in my every thought Tina, day and night, minute by minute! Here I give you all my strength and energy to get you through another rough week! Hugs, big hugs to you!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you are getting a ton of support from friends and family. Those meals are wonderful and how awesome to have that kind of care of your family. We will be thinking of you and praying for you this week. We love you very much.

Carrie Venz

Anonymous said...

I admire your strength and positivity. I also thank you for sharing such personal information. I know that even in your own battle you do this to help others be aware of the dangers of the sun and tanning beds. I know for myself, I have made changes..So while you thank those who are supporting you, I will take a moment and THANK YOU TINA! You are a special person in so many ways. Wishing and praying the best for you. Robin