Friday, December 11, 2009

Latest Update on Treatment..

I don't have many pictures of treatment so I figure I'll just write a bit to get everyone caught up on whats going on. Treatment has been going good.. no complaining here! I actually was really lucky because over Thanksgiving I had my first week off of chemo to get ready for scans. So since I had a break with nothing to do, I decided to throw a surgery in there haha. On Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I had surgery on my mouth. Lets just say... chemo has a way of screwing up just about everything! The surgery went good and I was even able to eat on Thanksgiving:) I just had and MRI, CT Scan, and PET Scan done this last week and the results from all of them were positive! My doctors can't see anything in them to worry about which is great to hear. This week I just started Irinotechan for my 3rd time. I get this chemo 5 days in a row and its a little bit tougher on me than the usual but its going good so far. The picture of my swollen arms above is from the MRI. The nurse put the I.V. for the contrast on the side of my wrist after 2 other tries in my arm. Once she put it in my wrist she kept shoving the needle in further and further and I could feel her popping the vein. I got in to do the MRI and the guy injected the contrast into the I.V. and it literally brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't figure out what the pain was but by the time I sat through a 45 minute MRI with my arm feeling like it was going to explode I kinda freaked out haha. So we went to get the I.V. out and I looked down at my arm and it was HUGE! The nurse had infiltrated my muscle tissue with the IV contrast! Anyways.. long story short, we won't be going back to that hospital! haha the other pictures are just some random ones. Me, Cam, and Crew are showing the manicans at Forever 21 what we are made of... The smiley face in pills is just the amount of pills I take at one time on a normal day:) I've learned you have to find happiness in small things! love you all!!

Angel's Wedding

Me and my cousin Mckenzie were bridesmades for our cousin Angel's wedding. This is the first time I put on my wig in a long long time! Mckenzie and I had a little too much fun with the camera as you can see! It was way good to see everyone at the wedding and the temple. Congrats Angel & Kurt!!
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Horrible Blogger!

Well it's official.... I'm a horrible blogger! haha After getting chemo every week and the same things happen, you don't feel the need to keep blogging about it haha... but since Halloween there have been some fun things that happened. I got to go to St. George again to see all my friends and watch the Rebelettes dance:) It was a blast, my family and I feel like it's some dang good medicine for me to get to go down every now and then!! While I was in St. George this last time the only thing stopping me from having a good time was this massive radiation burn! I did radiation for 6 weeks every day and about half way through treatment you could start to tell that it was getting some serious damage to the area. But of course we had to keep going... it started out as a little blister but once it popped the skin just kept peeling back more and more. Everyday I would get radiation another layer of skin would just disinigrate. So in the end it was this massive burn about 6 inches long by 5 inches wide.. and it didn't start getting better till about 2 weeks after I was done with radiation. I was hobbling around like a 95 year old woman for quite sometime! Here are some pics of St. George and the burn. Sorry if the burn pictures are a bit explicit haha parent supervision is advised:)