Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Round Six and Chemo Angels

On Monday, I had round six of my chemotherapy.  Taxotere and Herceptin.  This was a much better and faster experience than the last round.  We were out of there by 1:00 p.m.  My wonderful friend Kim drove all the way from Evansville and spent the day with me.  We had a private room and were able to catch up with each other. We had so much fun.  Then her mom brought us a great lunch.

My skin is a little red from the steriods.  O.k. probably very red.  Five co-workers have made comments about how red I am.  I called the doc and they said that is normal.  It is when you get a rash that it is an issue.

Todd and I drive to Indy next week for my next appointment with my surgeon and my doctor for my Graves Disease.  This will be the first time I see Dr. Bane for Graves since I was diagnosed with IBC.


Chemo Angels
I was able to enroll in a program called Chemo Angels (http://www.chemoangels.net/).  Here is the description for the program as seen on their website.

About the program...


Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing IV chemo treatment. We believe people going through the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy deserve some encouragement. Many of our Chemo Angel volunteers are cancer survivors themselves, or people whose lives have been affected by cancer in some way. Our common denominator is a desire to brighten the lives of cancer patients while they are going through this challenging time.


I have two angels. Erin from Georgia and Allie from Minnesota.  Their encouraging words and prayers have helped me through some tough times.  Allie works for a church and is a youth coordinator for their youth programs. Erin is a mom of two.

If you know someone who is going through Chemo this is a great program...

1 comment:

Tammy said...

It's so great to see the army of people that are giving you strength through all of this, but I suspect that you are giving them strength on the journey, too.

Keep your chin up and keep the faith. You are almost on the home stretch.

I check your blog every week.

Many prayers.