Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free and Clear...still.

Hello all! I got the good word today that I'm still in remission! Woo hoo! Nothing too significant has changed since the last scan and THAT'S GREAT!! My blood counts are in normal range (although still low normal, but normal) so that means my bone marrow has been restored. WOO HOO. I am so happy with the good news.

Those scans sure show everything though...quite funny (yet embarrassing) when it says there is stool in your colon. Whooppss. Well, that's not my fault, I couldn't have my morning coffee that morning! Ha. I also have a cyst in my sinus (that was there before) and a small nodule in my lung (which was there before as well). Both are stable and nothing to be worried about. What matters is there are no swollen lymph nodes. Yippee skippy. Happy Dance for everyone!!

They gave me the green light to get my port taken out too. I will be going back for another scan/meeting the end of April but at this time they said, "take it out!" Ha. So I'll be calling to schedule that soon although I hope and pray it's not the kiss of death...

Both Scott and Dr. Nabong LOVED my hair growth...even Dr. Nabong asked, "is that real hair?!" Hahaha. I think he's just jealous that my hair is now longer than his. He's a funny one.

Next Friday, the 4th will my ONE YEAR anniversary of the day I was diagnosed. I will never ever forget that day. I really can't believe it's been a whole year. Time sure does fly. So far 2011 is off to a great start and it will continue to get better and better.

So that my friends is the latest. My chemo angel buddy has completed her chemo program so that was good news as well. Hopefully this cancer stuff has gotten the message to stop messing with people I know!!

I hope everyone is doing as good as I am! I'll ding back in next week! Have a good one!

Love, Erin

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CT Scan #2...MANANA!

Hello all! Hope you all had a great New Year...I sure did...well, I didn't really do anything to ring it in, but I am just ever so thankful that 2010 is over with and it's a new year. Compared to last year it's starting off great...pain and cancer free. I think I like you 2011...at least so far!

Nothing too exciting has been going on. I have just been working...a lot. We were really busy with the BCS Championship and other bowl games so I put in a lot of hours. My feet weren't happy, but my bank account was! Hey mind as well make the money while I can! Ha.

I have finally returned back to the gym (I took a little hiatus because I was lazy) but now I'm back and it feels good. I actually went to my first Yoga class on Monday night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely be back. I can't believe I haven't done it before. It was great.

So tomorrow is my 2nd CT scan. I have to be at Ironwood at 7am (ugh) so that means a 6am wake up call. For some that's not early, but for me it is. I will definitely be ready for my coffee after the scan. So please think the good thoughts tomorrow for me. I'm sure there won't be an issue but positive thoughts never did any harm!

I meet with Dr. Nabong on Tuesday morning so thankfully I don't have to wait long to find out the results!

Thanks in advance...I'll update again on Tuesday!

Love, Erin