Watermelon Woman


Eight is great
November 30, 2009, Monday,6:50 pm
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My blood work was great–a low “8” in a 0-35 being normal. Lower than the last “11”. There was also a good CT scan in September. Doctor will see me in 3 months with a new CT and blood work. I’m still pinching myself and trying not to go too overboard on the good news. Still, I am greatly relieved and look forward to continuing in remission.



Windy night
November 29, 2009, Sunday,3:37 am
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Or, how I came to be up at 3 a.m.

I have found that the Saturday night before I go back to work after being off for a few days is likely to be a rotten sleep night. Of course, high winds outside are a contributing factor as well. Really weird weather for the end of November. It was very warm today (70 F) and even tonight was not as cold as it has been getting. This kind of wind usually means a change to the weather in the coming week.

The fact that I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday may be a deterrent to sleep as well. I find out the result of the lab work. This will be my first 3 month check-up (after chemo). To say I’m terrified would be accurate.

 



Happy Thanksgiving
November 25, 2009, Wednesday,3:34 pm
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I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have many thanks to give this year. I am thankful for:

  • Life, sweet life
  • Family
  • Friends & CoWorkers
  • My oncologist
  • Chemo Nurses
  • Phlebotomists
  • Letter carrier
  • Books
  • a new year is coming

There are so many reasons to be thankful this year. My list is just a beginning. Have a safe Thanksgiving and beyond.

Monday I will learn the results of my latest CA-125. Wish me luck.



OC update
November 24, 2009, Tuesday,6:24 pm
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Ovarian Cancer (OC) is taking more of my mental energy this week as I will find out how my latest CA-125 turned out on Monday. After the last chemo, my number was in the normal range. If Monday’s report is higher then it could be more surgery and/or chemo. I’m trying hard not to think about this but I’m afraid I’m failing miserably. Part of the reason I haven’t written is I don’t want to write constant gloom and anxiety.

Work is stressful at the moment and may get worse–just in time for the holidays!