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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Back On 8 South

Well, my return to the infusion room on Friday at 8 South Mercy Hospital is not where I would choose to go for a fun time, but it is a place that I know well and seem to be pretty comfortable in, so I guess that is for the best. Anyway, a recent PET scan was ordered after small increments in my CA125 levels over several months. And that showed a couple of swollen lymph nodes that did not show up on a December CT scan, so it's back to chemo and then hopefully radiation. I had about a week after finding out the scan news until I had my first chemo and that time did end up being helpful in letting me prepare for this next leg in my journey. PEACE my mantra for 2009, I'm getting there.


Kristina said...

You know that you are in my thoughts right now. Email me if you need ANYTHING.

nat said...

Oh Joellyn - I'm sorry that chemo is in your life this year :(

Are they using carbo/taxol again - or something different?

Peace indeed, and my thoughts are with you.

Mary Perry said...

Joellyn, I am so sorry to be reading this. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let me know if there is anything you need, or if there is something I can do to help out.

Gina said...

I will keep you in my prayers, Joellyn. Love you!!!

Joellyn said...

They are using carbo/taxol again because it was effective the first time around. However, my Dr. said we won't waste anytime on it if my first count does not go down---right before chemo it was 31. Nat, I'm thrilled about your counts going down and am going to share your newsclip with my Dr.

Judy said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're going through this again. You've got lots of friends pulling for you. Just be sure to let any of us know what we can do..if you need something. Hang in there and hope to see you soon at some scrapbooking event.

Cheri said...

I've been thinking of you every day. Glad to hear you're home safe and sound from your trip east as well.