Sunday, December 7, 2014

Doubling Down

For some things you might say if 1 is good 2 is better. My children would put apps for the iPad, dessert, books, American Girl dolls and electronics all in this camp. With Cancer though, more is definitely not better.

With a suppressed immune system and multiple rounds of chemo and radiation I am at high risk for some time of secondary infection, or cancer. I’ve gone to lots of specialists over the last couple of years to rule out things that have ended up being benign (to “not sure why your oncologist sent you to see me”  benign). I have gotten pretty good about not worrying until there is something to worry about.

Over the last month unfortunately I have something that started out as potentially not a big deal turn into something that is a bit of a bigger deal. Long story short I had a biopsy for cervical cancer a couple weeks ago (after many less invasive tests that all showed we needed to keep testing…). The good news is the abnormal cells are very early stages of cancer. So the plan is they take them out and then they monitor me closely. Hopefully one day of surgery and am sure a few days of not feeling great then back on the path of “normal” life.

I had my 6 month post chemo bone marrow biopsy this past Thursday so that I could clear my schedule for my “new” cancer day of surgery this Wed.  My labs looked okay on Thursday. I am sore but have had worse bone marrow biopsies. So some new news but hopefully it is as easy as they think to handle and will have this behind me.

Otherwise life is good. I had a very fun girls weekend with a bunch of friends from college a few weeks ago. We went to my parents for Thanksgiving and got to see several close friends from high school and college. …. And just because we like to stay busy we are also in the middle of bathroom reno’s. We’ve had a huge soaker tub sitting in our bedroom for several weeks now. Hope to have it in the bathroom and ready for use by the end of this week!! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth! I was thinking of you and wondering how you were doing, I am glad you have to blog to stay in touch. I just wanted to drop a few notes and wish you a Merry Xmas, full of hope and happiness for your and your family, and of course a prosperous 2015 in all aspects of your life. Miss working with you, all the best Beth! You are very inspirational :) Greetings from sunny Costa Rica! Criselda