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.