Chemo, Round Three: Check (and yawn)

Sorry for the delayed post dear friends and thank you for your concern.  Monday was a big day for me as I had the results of quite a few pending tests with my doctor. The good news is that from a lab standpoint, most everything seems to be improving. It’s slow, but improvement nonetheless.  The disappointing and disheartening news is that my scans show no improvement on the size of my tumors.  I guess the silver lining is there is no growth and no new growth.  After I got my lab and scan results, we headed back to the chemo suites and started round three.

It was an emotional week for many reasons, mostly because I am so tired.  The folks at the cancer center warned me of the “chemo cumulative effect” would occur and exhaustion would set it.  Boy were they right.  I’ve never been so tired in my life.  I recently watched highlights from the Boston Marathon and there are moments I feel like those athletes crossing the finish line; wobbly legs, flush face and spent.

I’ve got some life stories that I’ve drafted up that I hope you find interested and inspiring. Unfortunately, it all goes on hold during chemo as my brain can’t work that hard.

Thanks for your love, prayers and good vibes.  Even in my lowest moments, they keep me going.

Finally, I want to give a huge thank you to the winery staff.  Last week my co-worker brought over a giant basket of goodies.  It was over the top and super sweet.  I’m touched that you guys would put so much of your hard earned money towards items that make me happy and comfortable.  I can’t wait to properly thank you in person.  Hugs and lots of love, St. Clair!

4 thoughts on “Chemo, Round Three: Check (and yawn)

  1. Battling the C is probably one of the most difficult, challenging and exhausting chapters anyone can ever face and conquering this monster involves strength, love and faith beyond normal limits. I feel comfort in saying that you have these traits and the friendship of so many to lend those moments needed for support. In other words you are one helluva gal! Our love and prayers always!

  2. We wanted you to know that we are all thinking of you and your family! We miss you and Brandon and wanted you to know that! Stay strong we are here for you!

  3. Although it has been years since I’ve seen you, or shared any exchange really. I recently heard through the grapevine (literally while drinking a glass of wine at a local winery!) that you’d started a blog and were battling the ugly C!! I was shocked to say the least. My first thoughts were of Jeremiah, and how you had to share this scary news. He falls in age between my girls, if my memory serves me correctly. I know how innocent and unflawed their little worlds are. I quite literally couldn’t breathe just thinking about this relationship between mother and child. I woke up in the middle if the night, shortly thereafter, and decided to try to find your blog. I read through it all and decided in needed to say something, just didn’t know what. I read your most recent words about your experience and feelings after Briton, and it was your words that helped me decide what exactly it was I wanted to say……that is that although I cannot for even a split second fathom what you’re going through, the thoughts, fears, pain, etc., but I can completely understand what it is to be a mother. I know you’ll fight this, and I know you’ll beat it. How can I be so certain? Because I know you will give this your all in order to give Jeremiah the best of you. You’re truly an inspiration, and you’ve made me rethink my moments of doubt and complaining. I will cherish all my moments with my children and regardless of what comes my way, I will take tackle it without a worry. Keep sharing your experience, as you’re inspiring us all to be better people.

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