Monday, June 20, 2011

Six months at a time...

It's that time again.The next round of scans are scheduled. Although they are still 3 weeks away it feels so very close. This time, before the tests, is always difficult as the anxiety begins to grow. Never knowing what to expect or how your life may change in a day. The hope, as it always has been is in the Lord and we ask for your prayer support over these next few weeks and through the testing.

The tests will be as follows;
July 11~ bone scan, labs and chest x-ray
July 13~ muga scan
July 19~ PET scan and visit with my oncologist to go over all test results

I had been feeling really good over the past 6 months. However, the past three weeks have been challenging. Starting with a sore throat, fever, terrible body aches, dizziness and nausea. A trip to Care Now showed no infection, but fluid on my ears.They put on an antibiotic just in case.

I have now learned that Augmentin is a dug I will never take again. On to two weeks of stomach issues resulting in my Onc. taking me off my Tykerb to give my stomach some relief. Not quite there yet.

Next side effects, the body aches and fever come back and an infection leading to pelvic pain and more medication. know what happens now...yup, a 16 hour long migraine! And nope, the Imitrix nasal spray does not work for me. Phone call to my neurologist, told to take phenergin right away to prevent vomiting and back on to 3 Advil every 3-4 hours for two more days.

As of today, I am feeling better energy wise, still having headaches but not another migraine. Stomach not quite back to normal, but seems to be getting better. My doctors know what is going on and I will be relieved to get past this six months and on to the next six months at a time!

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers~elayne


Ronni Gordon said...

Sorry you've been feeling sick. We all know how anxiety-provoking it is when tests are coming up. Nothing to do but take it one step at a a little Ativan when needed and especially at bedtime is a big help. Wondering if you have it.

Garden Lady said...

I also will not take Augmentin any more, it messed up my stomach for weeks. I know this is a difficult time, praying that you begin to feel better and that the news will be good from your upcoming scans

Kim said...

Although I haven't been present on line much of late, I think about you daily--when I am exercising! :) You encouraged me...and I am slowly increasing my stamina. I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill! Praying that you feel better quickly and that God's peace can replace that yucky scanxiety!

Retired Knitter said...

I know this is a difficult time. Unknowns when you are dealing with chronic conditions always make things difficult and you are now feeling sick as well.

Take care, get a lot of rest and pray. I know I will be praying for you. Things will turn out just fine I am sure..

Kevin and Nikki said...

Praying nonstop for you Mama!!

Elayne said...

Thank you everyone for your prayers and encouragement!
I am feeling better,even got in 2 workouts today :)
Ronnie~ I do have something for anxiety that helps.
Kim~ kuddos to you on your exercising!!
Thanks agin
Luv u Kev& Nik


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