Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Feeling Good

I've had people ask me to update the blog more often. I'll try to be more regular with my enteries.
I'm happy to let you know that I feel good. I am quilting again and working on various small projects. I still have not developed the ability to pace myself so I tend to wear myself out quickly but I do feel good other than getting really tired rather quickly. My cancer marker continues to drop, it is now at 560.
The first round of oral chemotherapy was interesting. At first I could not keep my balance which is not even a side effect of this pill. I experienced a mild case of the hand foot syndrome and so my dose has been adjusted beginning with this round which began yesterday.
I am looking forward to going with the young women in our ward this week on their high adventure. We will be white water rafting! So excited!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Around the beginning of the month mom started a fever. It also came with a cough (more than usual). After days of this going on, we could not ignore it and ended up in the ER on the 6th. It was about six hours of tests, waiting, waiting, and waiting to find no answer for the fever. The reason we delayed going in was because fevers happen frequently and the answer is never found. Mom researched and discovered colon cancer is one of three cancers that come with unexplained fevers. Still, its good to be sure, so we go in and endure the idle hours at the hospital. One upside...warm blankets! We ended up getting home around 130am. There's no place like home, especially your own bed.