Friday, March 25, 2016


It seems like we are in a time warp...our weeks consist of appointments for chemo, doctors and bloodwork. We are both growing weary, but hanging in there.

The really GOOD news is he has had the last of the real nasty chemo combo treatment this week.

It is a combo of first Cisplatin and then Doxorubicin.  It takes three days inpatient.
The Cisplatin is a horrible drug that causes nausea, vomiting, hair loss, loss in ability to taste food, hiccups, dry mouth, dark urine, decreased sweating, dry skin and other signs of dehydration. 10 days after he has it his body goes into a state called Nadir where he has no white blood cell count at all...he gets so weak he cannot even talk.  It scares me every single time!  The other drug is Doxorubicin which is no picnic either but near as nasty as the Cisplatin. In between this combo after a two week rest he gets Methotrexate back to back for two weeks.  He is in for 5-6 days each.  The Methotrexate only takes 4 hours to drip in, but then the remained of the time he is given a drug called Leucovorin every 4 hours to get his kidney function back to normal.  We should be done with the chemo the last week of June.  We are throwing a BIG party!

His leg is healing nicely and hopefully in a month or two he will be able to put full weight on that foot.  The new bone growth has to be substantial before he can do that....

Spring has come to Arizona in a BIG way, everything is blooming.  This is my one and only rose bush and I do nothing to it but cut it back once a year...

I just love this time of year!

 And guess who sent me a goody box???  Yup...Kris from Blissful Elements.  I had purchased the vintage Easter candy boxes, but look what else was in the box!

Kris, you have no idea how you lift my spirits with your generosity and kindness!  Thank you my friend!

I am wishing all of my family and friends a Joyous Easter!  Have a wonderful weekend, we are crossing our finger that we can have a BBQ on Sunday...

And what would this time of year be without at least one picture of my beloved Peeps!


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