Sunday, August 7, 2011

Round 4....DING!

Well Folks, round 4 begins tomorrow. I will enter into my fourth round of being in treatment of some kind.
After talking with Chris and my doctors,praying and seeking some more opinions, the consensus is that I do 5 weeks of radiation (M-F) in conjunction with an oral chemotherapy (xeloda).
The xeloda will be taken 2x a day, 5 pills each time. The radiation will be given once a day with weekends off for both treatments.
I will continue to stay on the Tykerb, which is 4 pills before bed and the faslodex injections.
Needless to say, Iam not looking forward to all this.  We are praying that the side effects will be minimal or none and that I will be able to contiue teaching, training and doing my normal daily routine.
Most of all we are praying that God will keep me safe and that the treatments will do what they are intended to do and nothing more. We once again pray for healing.
Chris and I took 8 wonderful days and spent them in Hawaii on the Island of Kauai. It was a great time to get away, think, pray, relax and have fantastic adventures! I will post a slide-show later for those that are interested.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers~ elayne & chris

7 comments:

Retired Knitter said...

Let go ... let God!

That is where you are now. You have done everything you can do for now.

Pray, think positive thoughts, eat well, exercise, laugh, and let go ...

We are all praying for you.

Maryann said...

So glad you were able to get away with your husband.
Sounds like you are doing all you can do
Praying that all goes well and that you have that peace that passes all understanding as you rest in him.

Racn4acure said...

Take it a day at a time, my friend. Stay focused and positive. I am glad you had that trip. The good memories will sustain you in the days ahead. Art

Kim said...

Thank you for the update. I have been praying for you and creeping on your blog... :) I am so glad you were able to take a trip and spend some R and R time. My prayers are with you as you begin this next step in the journey!

Anonymous said...

From my FaceBook friends and Family :)

Susan Murphy-perrotti Thinking of you lots of prayers for you.xo

Angie Anderson Weeks In our prayers...we love you!

Dianne Hayes Smith You are always in my prayers. I will pray specifically for the side affects not to be bad. And, for complete & total healing. Love ya.

Mike Christie Minich praying for you. We start school, you start chemo.

Brenna Dudley praying and knowing God is working! rest in HIM Elayne :)

Donna Smith King Praying for healing and no side effects! Lots of love!

Renee Brown right here Elayne

Nancy Despres Got it.

Kellie Myers-Raska Sending prayers and love your way.

Emy Spaeth Storms Praying too!

Barbara Murphy My thoughts and prayers are with you xo

Lucy Daniels Praying for you :-)

Karen Galban Sending prayers and hugs your way!!

Kimberly Phillips Barillas Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, god smiles from above and says,"Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end.

Barbara Murphy That's nice Kim

Julie Witsen My prayers are coming your way

Cindy L Minich Praying for you Elayne. I know God is with you and keeps you in the palm of his hand.

Alisha Mason Brannan Praying Elayne!!

Beth Gelerman first&foremost

Shannon Tilton praying Elayne! Stay strong!

Scott Vieira Bless you !!!!

Heidi Asiaf you are in our thoughts, I know you are a fighter

Ellen Baskin Fiesinger Prayers from Houston

Teresa Ernst Stienstraw Praying for you sweet girl!

Elayne said...

Elayne Minich going into this with hope and plans to keep strong over these next months. Chris and I put together an exercise/nutrition program while we were away. We start in the morning with a 3 mile run...before the chemo :) Thank you everyone! ♥

Better is Possible said...

Thanks for the update. You continue to be in my prayers. So glad you had a get away.

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