Wednesday, September 12, 2007

more chemo on the way...

(This is a copy-paste of today's e-mail update)

I recently got word that I am scheduled for 4 more treatments of chemotherpy. At one every two weeks, with a break for my trip back east, that'll take me up to the week before Thanksgiving.

So much for getting radiation for my birthday.

I am not at all psychologically/emotionally ready to deal with two more months of this. If I hadn't been told in JULY that I was just shy of being finished, it might be less difficult. But it is what it is and those are the cards I'm stuck with.

Reason given: I'm responding well. My interpretation: I'm being punished for not being horrendously sick.

I'm sure that at some point, I'll rediscover optimism and positiveness, but it ain't here right now.

Extra support would be amazingly fabulously appreciated.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Heather, I'm disappointed that they are making you do more chemo. :( I was really hoping that you'd be done and ready to gain back strength right away. But when I saw you and talked with you yesterday, I was impressed by your clarity, strength of will, good humor, resounding spirit - in short, all of the things that make you a special and treasured person to all of us. I hope that some additional treatment will help ensure that the cancer will NEVER come back. I know that your strength will get you through. I just wish that the treatment was over. Please be patient a little bit longer. .... And you can tell your healthcare professionals that I said that they better be straight with you, or I'm going to come over there and kick some A__! You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Anna Elizabeth