Treatments

Friday I spoke with my oncologist and was told my cancer report came back really good for the type of cancer that I had. There was no spreading and chemo isn't required. Though chemo isn't required my oncologist suggested running a new test on the cancer they've removed to see if my cancer is an aggressive type. If it proves to be aggressive then they'll see how much, if any, chemo will affect my cancer. If it shows chemo will help (and our insurance will cover some of the cost) then I'll try chemo. If it proves to not be aggressive and shows chemo won't help one way or the other then I won't be taking chemo. I'm guessing with my good reports thus far the cancer won't be aggressive.We'll know in three weeks what the test results showed.

My oncologist also said that I could take two feraheme treatments for my anemia. I'm so excited about this as I've been so tired for such a long time it will be refreshing to start feeling energized. The first treatment will begin this Friday and the second will be Friday, February 4.

I also wanted to say I've been invited to help with our local Relay For Life this year. I'm so excited. I hope to participate in the event as well as work behind the scenes. It will be so nice to meet others who've survived cancer as well as those who want to help the cause. Our first meeting to set things up will be February 8.  

Thanks again to everyone for your kind words, support, cards and prayers. They've all been greatly appreciated. I'm slowly making my way around to everyone's blog for commenting and hope to be back into full routine soon. Until then, hope all is well.

21 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for the oncology report results. Sure hope you don't have to have the chemo, but you sound remarkably strong and I'm sure you'll get through whatever you need to do.

I'm glad to hear you're getting involved in the relay - I'm sure there will be lots of support from that group.

All the best,

Kat

CountryDreaming said...

Dear Naquillity,

Please know that you are in my prayers. Here's hoping for a successful recovery and one that does not require chemo. As for anemia, there's a home remedy made with organic apple cider vinegar in water (you can add honey to sweeten it if you like). You may want to research it a little first to see if it's right for you. I know this drink helped me with my energy levels when I came down with that nasty flu going around this season.

As for visiting my blog, your health comes first so please feel welcome to take as much time away as you need. In any case, may you get well soon!

~~ CountryDreaming

Caroline Gill said...
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Caroline Gill said...

Whoops, sorry - something went wrong there. Just to say what a wonderful positive post, Naquillity. You continue to be much in my thoughts and prayers. You will be glad to know finally whether there is going to be chemo or not, but meanwhile what a great project to get involved with. It may even lead to new photo opportunities . . .

Carver said...

This is such great news and I'll keep everything crossed that the final report on the type will be a good one.

gigihawaii said...

I hope the next report brings you good news! It's great that you are getting involved in the Relay for Life. Meeting other cancer survivors will give you much hope and encouragement.

Carry on and take care!

beth said...

positive thoughts continue to be sent your way....hugs, too....
i hope you know that !!

Linda said...

Best wishes for your treatments.

Wanda..... said...

Hoping for a continuation of good reports. You have stayed in remarkable good spirits, Naquillity, that's inspring.

Caron said...

This is wonderful news! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'm hoping for continued good news and good health. The Relay for Life is a fun event. I wish I were close to you. I would participate in yours. :)

Al said...

That sounds promising - I'll keep you in my prayers.

Karen said...

I'm so happy for the initial good reports and hopeful that the next ones will be as good.
xoxoxo

deb said...

Welcome news! Hope the treatments increase your energy & will send good thoughts for more good news in a few weeks!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glad to see you stay really positive! My prayers are with you..

Travis Cody said...

This is excellent news!

B.Held said...

What wonderful news! I hope you are doing well :)

Ryan said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that the good news keeps coming, best thing for you to do is just take things easy. I know it's easy for me to say this but my mum got through this with great treatment, plenty of rest and positive thinking. Aw the best Ryan.

April Lindfors said...

Great news ~ very good to hear. :)

Bone said...

That's wonderful to hear, Naquillity. I hope and pray the news continues to be good.

Rose said...

It's still sounding really positive, and I am happy for you.

Kay said...

What a relief! I'm so thrilled at the good report so far. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the last report will continue to be good.