Saturday, August 28, 2010

Last Chemo!

Yesterday was my last chemo treatment! It was a very happy day! I got to wear the special crown in the chemo room! I didn't get to see my favorite chemo nurse so that was kind of sad, but I'll visit her the next time I have to go in to see my doctor! I had a great appointment with my doctor too - she was very positive and encouraging. I will see her every 3 months now and they will do bloodwork each time to check my tumor marker levels and if they are ever elevated, they would then do a scan. Since hormones wouldn't help me for preventive purposes because of my type of cancer, they will just monitor me very closely every 3 months for 3 years. Then they will lengthen the time between visits for the next couple of years. That gives me comfort that they will be watching me closely!

I meet with my surgeon on September 10th and then my surgery will be on the 20th. I have lots of questions for the surgeon so I look forward to getting those answered. My doctor has referred me to a very good radiologist at St. Vincent's and I will meet with him sometime next month as well. So it looks like I will be driving to St. V's every weekday for 5 or 6 weeks for radiation - probably starting in early November.

I think that's about it! I probably won't post anything until the 10th after I meet with my surgeon! Thanks for reading and keeping up with my progress! And thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and prayers!



  1. What a journey you are walking. You encourage me and I'm glad this leg of the journey is over for you. Food, goodies, watching the girls, whatever you might need, please call on me.

  2. Yay! I am so happy you have had your last chemo treatment. I will be thinking of you and praying for you through your surgery that everything goes smoothly. You look amazing, by the way!

  3. Praise the Lord! I'm doing a happy dance for you. How wonderful. And you look beautiful, as always. We will keep praying for your surgery.

  4. Congratulations on making it through with such dignity and poise! As a nurse I know that it is a most difficult time. You are an amazing young woman! I love the picture with the crown, very suiting to the end of the chemo treatments. I pray for strength during the radiation, and for peace during this unchosen adventure. Thanks be to God from whom all blessings flow.
    Love and Prayers

  5. Linda we are so very proud of you! You are amazing! So glad that we were up here to help you when needed.

    I will not forget you... I have carved you on the palm of my hand.
    Isaiah 49:15

    Only by His Grace, Mom & Dad D.

  6. Thank you for giving us a glimps into a very private walk you've been taking. I am so happy for you and always wish you the best. Let me know if you need anything. I'm always wanting to help....your friend Lisa J.

  7. Love you so much, Linda!! I can literally see God's grace and strength in you. I loved seeing your commitment to worship & kids' worship in our church over the summer. You're an amazing woman that God is breathing His life over. I can see His fingerprints all over you! :) Laura U.