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Friday, October 2, 2009

The Week!

I don't have pictures to post but I thought I'd tell you all a little bit about my week. From the chemo I got two weeks ago now, my blood counts have taken a serious downfall. I've had to get I.V.s and shots and meds and all that, but the real treat was when they told me I was going to give MYSELF my own shots until my white blood cell count came up.. how could I be so lucky?? haha.. and they weren't kidding. Today I gave myself my 13th shot in a row. My mom has had to help me out a few times because I just can't get myself to jab myself with the needle! Unfortunately along with that, my red blood cell counts nearly diminished too! I was planning on just going in on wednesday for the normal chemo that I get and they called us early the morning of and said I need to come to primary childrens right then to get blood! Man I can't tell you how fun that day was. I think me and my poor mom sat in the hospital for over 9 hours. I kept telling my mom that for the first time I was just pissed off... and to top it off.. the blood made me sicker than I've felt almost this whole time. But the bright thing is that the color came back into my face and I had a bit more energy than before. Its amazing what happens when your blood is dead haha. The next day I went to the IMED in Murry to get needle biopsies... sounds fun right? ... wrong! I didn't realize it was a legit procedure.. hospital gown... sedation.. the whole package. They only knocked me out enough to keep me calm so I clearly remember all 3 of the 8 inch needles that went in my leg.. needles don't normally scare me but that was a bit much for me. I also got all set up for the radiation that I will start next week. I never thought I'd be one to get a tatoo... but I got 5!!! haha (they tatoo little dots on you to line you up to the radiation machine perfectly). They also do that with needles. My home health nurse is so sweet but she can't seem to hit my veins. She pokes me over and over again.. and finally today I told my mom... ENOUGH WITH THE NEEDLES! haha but I know I have much more to come! Anyways it's been a fun and exciting week.. and believe it or not I'm happy to be here! love you all!

14 comments:

  1. Tiff, you are such a stong person. Seriously i admire you so much. Not only that your such an example to me because even through your blog you have a smile on your face. thanks so much. i hope you have a better week! :)

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  2. I feel for you big time!! I also had to start giving myself injections this week and it's getting a little easier each day. I also had a blood patch at Murray. It was four needles, huge ones like yours but they went up my spine instead of my leg. I wish they had knocked me out because they couldn't get any of my veins to bleed so I had to sit perfectly still with the needle up my spine while they poked me all over til they found one. Are you as sick of the hospital as me? I'm sure you are.

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  3. Tiff, you are simply amazing!!!! And I love you so much!!! you are so stronge and I seriously look up to you so much, thanks for being such a great example to all of us!!! by the way your still gorgeous as ever!!!! you honestly are glowing, love you girl!!! your family seems amazing!!!

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  4. Tiff you are sooo brave! I HATE, i mean hate needles.. would have a nervouse brakedown i think i had to do that!! way to go! The hardest part for me of having babies is the epideral!:) and im starting to psych myself now for one! not for about a month still.... love you stay strong!

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  5. Wow, and I thought having a baby was bad. You are amazing and there is nothing you can't do. I love you and you are still in my prayers!!!!!!!!!!! let me know if your mom needs a break and I can bring your family dinner.

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  6. Hey CUTE Baldy--I love you! I am sorry you had a rough week. I am glad at least this week is over for you. Hope your having a good day. We need to SKYPE tomorrow. Love ya!

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  7. Hey girl! You seriously look so good with a mohawk no joke I think you should have cut your hair like that sooner! You also are so gorgeous without hair like top model material! You are so amazing to have such a positive attitude about this and I look up to you so much! Stay strong and I hope things get better! Love ya!

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  8. Tiff you never cease to amaze me! You are such a great example to us all. I’m so proud of you and your determination. Hang in there and know we love and pray for you. Cheryl

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  9. I don't know you, but found your blog through a friend down in St. George. I'm so sorry for this trial you're going through. It takes a very strong person. Thank you for this blog of your journey and your strength. Hang in. I have said a prayer for you and will continue to check in on you and pray for you.
    Shantell

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  10. Hey Tiff, it's Chelsey, we all miss you back at home. I totally feel for you. I will be coming up in December for surgery, hope to see you then,
    Love ya,
    Chels

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  11. Hey Tiffy,
    It's Lexie S. from Super Steppers :)
    I miss you so much.. you are the best person in the whole world and you are my roll model! :) Your just like a star, you stand out and your beautiful.
    Hope you have such a good week!
    Love always,
    Lexie S.

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  12. Hey Tiff. I just ran across you blog and all I can say is WOW! You are amazing girl. So strong! Hope things get better for you! Hang in there!!!

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  13. Hey Tiff i know you posted this a month ago, i've been slacking i haven't blogged for a while! But i read your article this morning and just balled! Nobobdy knows the half of what you go threw! I ask about you all the time but i will never know what you go threw everyday!! I'm so glad you wrote that small insite of what you go threw daily. I totally agree with all the comments posted from others. Your beyond AMAZING, your my IDOL! I love you! Caroline

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  14. Hey Tiff,
    It's Lexie again..
    We all at Super Steppers miss you back at home! I just really can't stop thinking about you :( You are such a big influence in my life.. please email me! If you would like my email, PLEASE email Misty and ask her for it. I just really want to talk to you personally. :) I love you so much and I hope you know that.. I think about you everyday and I'm praying for you.. remember, once you choose hope, anything is possible..
    Love Always, Lexie S. (P.S. remember your my roll model!) ;) XOXOXO ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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