Friday, October 10, 2008

I just thought Thursday was a long day. Friday took the cake!

I arrived at UAMS today at 5:15am as requested and got down to business right away. I loaded up first thing with my radioactive isotope injection and got inside the PET scan machine an hour later. Once done with that, I marched upstairs for some more chemo drips and more fluids. They like to keep you hydrated that's for sure.

Side bar: with all the steroids and hydration that I'm on I now weigh in at 167. I'm usually 155 or so. If you've ever seen one of those ugly goldfish with the big buggie eyes that's what I feel like. I just hope when the steroids are stopped, I'll drop some of this water weight.

Once I got finished with chemo, we then went over to WAIT on Dr Barlogie. Our appointment was at noon today. Promptly at 3:00pm, we saw Dr B and got the semi-good news. Of the 34 lesions that I arrived with, I now have 19. That is good news, however our desire was of course to have zero lesions show up on the scan. Well, maybe less than ten lesions would of been nice. There was also mention of 2 lesions in my humerus bones - one in each. But, in the end - it IS working and we do have one more day of regular treatments and then a big whopper dose on Sunday. Pray for the Whopper to put this stuff down.....

The kids are home enjoying fall break with their friends. Please keep Jimmy in your prayers. He's very uncomfortable and has a long recovery ahead.

"My soul, waits silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my Salvation. He is my defense. I shall not be moved. In God is my Salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God." Psalm 62: 5-7

Going to eat Chinese food....


Anonymous said...

Frank praying for the whopper to lift the cancer from your body...want you to know that I happen to love those bug eyed goldfish.
All things come under HIS authority.
love you,

David Morris said...

Keep it up. We love you. Praying hard!


robin davis said...

Praying for you all, and that the whopper dose will be THE one. With unending admiration for you all...Robin

Anonymous said...

Today is a beautiful day for the Whopper to do its thing!! Praying hard for that. As always, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! Pat