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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): I had my third PET/CT scan on 12/5; on 12/6 I saw my oncologist and I am in complete remission. This is almost impossible to believe. I have to pinch myself; my life has been nothing but cancer, cancer, cancer since I was diagnosed with stage IV back in August. I still have to do two more chemotherapy sessions (I despise the word infusion and therefore won't use it) and then I have to do maintenance chemotherapy for two more years. My hair won't even start growing until March of 2012. That's ok. All I care about is being alive, and having "it" GONE, hopefully forever.

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      CJhouse

      Congrats to you this is Great News. I wish you all the luck in the world!!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Hello Asia: I was thinking about you off and on today. How did round 2 go? Keep me posted. Margaret

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    Hello Asia: I was thinking about you off and on today. How did round 2 go? Keep me posted. Margaret

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    Hello Asia:

    I just wanted to touch base with you. I have been following your blog and know that you will be getting your second chemo on Friday. My fourth chemo will be next Monday. Maybe, just maybe, it will be my last according to my oncologist, but I don't want to get too hopeful. I also know you are losing your hair. It will start falling out really fast now - I'm just warning you. I remember I held on to my hair for a few days, until I gave up because I couldn't stand it any more. It was almost frightening how fast it was coming out. Around that time my sister took me up to the Napa-Sonoma Wine country. We went to a place that specialized in growing Bulgarian roses (I never knew that the best roses come from Bulgaria). I remember sitting in that garden, the smell of roses in the air, and pulling out strands of my hair and watching them float off in the breeze. I bought a miniature rose bush there, and planted it in my garden. I always remember the sensation of being about to embark on a very difficuolt journey. I wish you the best with treatment #2 - may it not be too powerful. I usually am ok the first week, but the second week have felt the full impact in sort of a mind-altering way. My best to you; I will be sending you positive thoughts and thinking about you on Friday. Hedi

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