Monday, April 14, 2008

Here we go again...

Well, it's another Monday and after talking to Missy ( my oncology nurse) I have found out that I will be going through ALL the testing again in the next couple of weeks. This is not fun and involves many tests. My tumor markers went up slightly but are still in normal range. I also begin Zometa ( to help strengthen the bones) this Thursday. It is an IV treatment that takes about 20 minutes.
I did manage to find a cardiologist that is 5 minutes from home so I have an apt. with him on the 28th, then a stress test and whatever else he does to me.
So, as you can see these next few weeks will be filled with many difficult tests and a lot of anxiety. The reason for getting a new "baseline" with these tests is because of having to stop the herceptin treatments due to the damage to my heart. My doctor wants to see where everything is and monitor me very closely.

PRAYER REQUEST~ for strength both physically and emotionally during these next weeks and for the tests to come back clean with no signs of spreading of the cancer. Also that the tumor markers do not continue to rise. We are praying for healing. Please also pray for Tim, unspoken.

This was posted by a friend the other day~ thanks Marcy :)

This verse came to mind as I read your blog...Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

By the way~ this Friday is Chris's birthday, any Happy Birthday wishes for him I'm sure would be appreciated. He is the rock of our family and it has been a tough couple of years.
Thanks everyone~ Elayne

1 comment:

clm said...

You are in my prayers. What a rollercoaster your lives have been on. I do know that God is with you and will take you through this. I pray for strength and for good results!

I will also pray for Tim. I miss seeing the boys, hopefully, next time I get to Dallas I can see all of them.

Happy Birthday to Chris. His mother mentioned his birthday coming up. Did she say 29? Maybe not. :-)


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