Sunday, August 30, 2009

weather is awsome, get out and do something! Workouts are going better, getting my energy back.....will be up to everybody else's speed soon, hopefully, radiation won't "knock me down" Will let everyone know when I see something on the Unerarmore WEb site.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saw the Radiology Oncologist today, I have an appointment on Monday to have Measurements for radiation....It will start by the end of that week, or the next week. Every day for 5 weeks (M-F) what a pain....trying to figure out how it will fit into my schedule. Guess I'll have to make it work somehow! He thinks I will only need radiation on one side, not both. He's going to consult with my other two Doctors. We shall see......

Sunday, August 23, 2009

hope all of you are enjoying this cool workout weather! Sent my article in for the Underarmore web site. They seemed to like it so hopefully it will sound good when published. One more chemo. Classes that I teach start Tuesday. Will be a little rough the first week with the insomnia chemo causes.....oh well will survive.....

Friday, August 21, 2009

hope everyone has enjoyed the mild weather for their hanging in there, had to go back to sleep this morning after getting up....nights of no sleep are catching up....only biked an hour this morning instead of the planned 2 hours.....hey give me credit for "listening to my body"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ugh! The decadron in the chemo is keeping me up all night and wearing me down...will be happy when I can sleep again. Am losing toenails and probably fingernails as well.....Guess if that's the most I lose battling cancer that's not too bad.....hope everyone else is doing well......

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Went into chemo today...saw the Oncologist, he was amazed and impressed the the completion of the 25 credit hours! Apparently the nurse miscounted a couple weeks ago and I still have one more left next week (UGH) hopefully my fingernails, tremaining toe nails will hang on.......I can tell they are all being affected.

Looks like I will have the featured article for the Underarmour fitness expert web sight, will post the web site on the blog so all of you will be able to get to it. Start teaching classes at Mt. St. Joe next week.......never any down time here....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sure was awsome this weekend to not be studying......had forgotten what a normal weekend/ life was....oh yes normal except for cancer! anyway had a chemotherapy is over/passed my classes celebration over the weekend hwhat fun...and what wonderful supportive people I have behind me through all of this....I thank all of you. LAst chemo is Tuesday.

Got stung by a little yellow jacket wasp this morning...ugh! As many of you know I'm allergic to the I don't die, just swell like a ballon. It literally chased me down for no reason and stung me on the back of the thigh. Was hoping I had enough chemo drugs in me that it wouldn't swell....wrong was the size of a softball within 45 min. of being stung. I even took bendril immediately, plus have had ice on it the whole time.....One good thing about seeing the Oncologist so much I was able to call in and they immediately called in a step down predazone pack.......hey lemonade out of lemons right!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Life after 25 hrs in 8 wks is hectic but, happy to be a part of it! Found out not only did I pass, but got a B in all the classes.......not too bad for chemo brain! This just goes to show everyone out there that if you dig deep (and I did have to dig really deep) you can do just about anything you put your mind to! How many times I wanted to give up, but decided to just dig the heels in deeper! Am actually looking forward to telling the Oncologist about this, since he was somewhat hesitant about the whole thing saying most people are just happy to "function" through chemo.......hasn't he figured out yet I don't think I'm "most people?"
And oh yes......still "fighting the cancer"....I really think I've totally won that one...ready to move on to something else. 1 more chemo left then hopefully I will be able to sleep some normal hours. while undergoing daily radiation treatments.
I will be a fitness/ health expert for the /underarmour web site, will try to put this site on the blog. They are flying me out to Baltimore in October for a Health/fitness festival where they want me to be one of their "experts". Check out Dicks sporting goods or other stores featuring power in pink starting in picture along with the two other girls (Ugh they are much younger than me) will be there with the merchandise.......hope I had at least one good picture......

Monday, August 10, 2009

Only one more chemo left!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

NO I have not fallen off the face of the earth! I just completed my 2nd three day intensive lab with the ATC-PTA program I'm in.....I am thrilled to say that I PASSED everything! I am "in the program now"'s hopefully a downhill slide from here! I have been studying "non stop" been out of town twice for three days, four days, and three days in the last three weeks so things have been busy! Will have more classes but hopefully not as intense (25 credit hours in 8 weeks).

2 more chemo's to go....they have not been bad except the decadron keeps me awake for 2-3 days/ nights at a time. This is tough when trying to have a functional brain....but I DID IT!

Beleive me I thought about quiting more than once but guess QUIT is not in my vocabulary! All I need to do now is pay for the school if they won't grant me in state tuition.

Will find out about radiation tomorrow...will stay tuned!