Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just livin' life...

Hello all! Just thought I would write a little update even though I really don't have too much to say. I did have a doctor's appointment today with Dr. Nabong and Scott. It went really good. Thankfully there was no bad news and no tears! Yippee! I heard the words "complete remission" again from the both of them so that made me smile. I will never get sick of those words! They both are fine if I don't do the transplant and if I do do the transplant. Dr. Nabong's job is done. He's not done with me yet though. He said he's not ready to set me free. He wants to keep a close eye on me. So, I'm going next month to get lab work done, then to meet with him to see how I'm feeling, what my counts are etc. Then, in October I will get a CT scan. They do CT scans now I guess. I'll get scanned every 3 months for the time being. If there is a red flag on the CT scan they will do a PET. Interesting. I also got my port flushed out today. I have to get that done every 6 weeks. I will ask at my next meeting how long the port will stay in me. It really doesn't matter to me, but once it comes out, it better not ever enter my body again! :)

I am still waiting to hear the final verdict from Dr. Schriber's peeps. As of yesterday he was still waiting to hear back from the head guy at MD Anderson and now my Dad wants me to see if he can contact someone else. As of now, my decision still remains the same. NO. I will be interested to see what the guy at MDA has to say though.

So, even though I'm still not 100% sure what route I will take with this transplant, I do know one thing for sure. I'm cancer free. That deserves a party right? Duh! So, I have made the date. Saturday August 21st at Loco Patron in Scottsdale. I will be sending out e-vites and invites via Facebook, but seriously every single person in the world is invited!! That means you, and you and YOU! I would love to see everyone and share a tasty Miller Lite! Please send me an email at sillee@cox.net if you need to contact me regarding the party but I hope to see everyone there. I can't wait!

Tomorrow it will be 6 months since dooms day. I can't believe it's been 6 months. I can't believe I'm cancer free within 6 months! Simply amazing. So happy and blessed to have the strength, courage, mentality, friends, family and prayers that I do. I love all of you! Thank you!!!

Till the next time...

Love, Erin

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