Monday, March 31, 2014

Like Riding a Bike

I recently received permission from my doctor to drive! Granted I'm only allowed to drive short distances. And I have to drive with Keith. It feels like Drivers Ed all over again. :p

Yesterday I drove my car for the first time in 6 months! I sat behind the steering wheel hoping and praying that driving would be like riding a bike. Everything would come back naturally.

Granted I only drive a couple blocks, but I didn't do half bad! I was so happy to find that it was like riding a bike! OK, so I almost hit a small pole. And my park job was a little lacking. But I did it! And all 3 of us are in one piece, (so is the car)!

I'm excited to drive some more! Watch out people! I'm back on the road!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

"The Third Eye"

I think I mentioned that my hair was starting to grow back. Well, here is a shot of my progress :)

Needless to say, it's coming in very patchy! I have pretty much no hair on too of my head. Although that is starting to change :) Keith jokingly refers to my dark patch on the back of my head as my "third eye". Lol

I just have that one song line running through my head, "she's a very freaky girl" :p

Friday, March 14, 2014

Unbelievable Results

Looking back on when this all started, I can still see my doctors expression when he told me I had stage 4 lung cancer. I can still see the look of sadness as he told me I had 6-8 years to live. I never thought I'd see that look of shock again.

Well, today I saw it again but for different reasons. The news I got today shocked everyone! My doctor pulled up side by side images from yesterday and 2 months ago (when I started the chemo pills). They didn't look like the same person! One was all polka dotted with cancer cells of all sizes. The other was so clean and clear. Not perfectly clear, mind you. But clear enough to floor the doctor and make him speechless! He said, "I've never seen anything like this before! Your lungs should not look like this after just 2 months! It's amazing!"

Needless to say, I'm ecstatic! To hear news like that makes me want to fight even harder!

Now I'll always be considered stage 4. But there's a very good chance now that I could be considered, in the future, as stage 4 NND (no noticeable disease). or in simpler terms, remission.

I've said since the very beginning, "I've got this beat! My body just doesn't know it yet!" Well my body is starting to figure it out!

Praise be to God for his continued faithfulness! God bless you all! Thank you for all your prayers and support! :D

Thursday, March 13, 2014

CT check up

Went in today for a CT scan to check my progress with the chemo pills. I'm happy to report that I was able to keep the contrast down this time :) tomorrow we will find out the results. Tomorrow I will update you :) have a good night everyone! God bless!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Seeking council

Lately after several weeks of mood swings, crying and unbelievable anger, I was put on anti depressants and told to get counseling. Been on the antidepressants for a week and feel a little more in control. And just set up my first counseling  appointment for Tuesday the 11th. Maybe I'll start feeling a little more stable  :) I don't like the idea of being on these meds. I have to keep telling myself it's  not forever. And if it will help me I should be open minded. I'll keep you all posted :)