Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stones in Dave's Gall Bladder and Kinks in My Chemo Schedule

Just a couple quick updates.

Dave is doing ok, keeping his gall stones in check nutritionally, until he has his gall bladder removed. He has an appointment with a gastroenterologist on Tuesday to set up the surgery.

My chemo schedule had a little kink in it last Monday. There was only time enough for the Taxol, and not the Herceptin, so they bumped up my next cocktail date to 2 weeks instead of 3 this time, which is Monday. That was one of the hardest pills I've had to swallow, since I was so looking forward to a little break. But Monday I will be halfway through the Taxol, and begin my year of Herceptin every three weeks, so that's the positive spin on it. The other Taxol dates are December 29th and January 19th. Then we'll see what kind of a du my hair decides to do.

So while I am getting my white blood cell shot in my belly on Tuesday, Dave will be setting up an appointment to fix his. He is such a copy cat.


Leah said...

Dear Joules - My blogging was begun as the result of being inspired by you and your blogging. I love to read your blog but I hate what chemo is doing to you. Yet, I appreciate your sharing everything, the good and the bad. I've recently been listening to The Screwtape Letters while driving to & from work daily. C.S. Lewis's observations about God and the devil keep me mindful of how powers and principalities try to impact our lives. Take heart: you are fighting the good fight and keeping the faith! Screwtape and Wormwood and their ilk will not prevail against the Evans Family.
"The Lord is for me; I will not fear." Ps. 118:6a

Anonymous said...

Evanses, I love each and every one of you. I wish I could make everything okay for you. God be with you through all of this! I commit to pray more than ever for each of you. I'm so proud of how strong you are and are becoming with each passing day. What overcomers you are! All of this junk is not going to last forever. God is the Victor and He is making you victors too. Watch and see. I know all of this has to be happening for a good reason. Only He knows what it is, but you will see the glory of the Lord in the land of the living.
Your sister, Sara Takeuchi