I received my results from my petscan....drumrolllllllll
I have been patiently waiting for these results. The test was so early yesterday morning it almost feels like a blur.
Before I reveal the results, I just want you all to take a deep breath and tell yourself how amazing you are to care for me so much and pray for me. TEAMLISA is a BADASS team!
Where my cancer lit up in my manubrium in my sternum back in January, it DID NOT light up this time. My petscan showed no hyper active cells!
WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I'm doing the happy dance and crying happy tears.
First I need to thank GOD for working his healing hands on me. And my angels for all their love.
Thank you to my amazing Dr. Sorcinelli for having so much hope and taking this head on and being a fighter like me. Thank you to Dr. Noe for helping my body stay strong to fight hard. Thank you to my mom for taking care of me and always being the best mom! Thank you to my siblings, family and friends for picking me up whenever I needed it and reminding me how strong I am.
And, thank you to all of you who have stood by my side. Thank you so much for your support and love, your prays and sending me positive light and vibes. And never giving up hope.
WOW....we did it! We kicked ass!! TEAMLISA is so amazing and strong.
We still have a treatment strategy to go through to keep me in remission. Only 4 more chemo treatments and on to the next step in this journey. Let's keep fighting!
BIG HUGS and SO MUCH LOVE
I'm sitting here drinking my contrast waiting to get my petscan. The last 12 weeks leading up to today. How's my cancer doing? Did we kill it? Has it spread? Did it stay the same? Did I respond well? Do I get 4 more weeks of taxol? Do we do radiation? Do I need surgery? Ugh!!! So many questions.
Dr Sorcinelli will be discussing my situation with the tumor board this afternoon. A lot of Doctors will be there including my possible surgeon Dr Boffa and my radiologist Dr Knowlton. These last 12 weeks and this petscan will determine the answer to all our questions.
Lets pray for great news! Let's pray the cancer is not showing up on the petscan! Let's prayer I can get radiation rather than needing the surgery!
Please only think positive thoughts for me this morning!
Lets do this TEAMLISA!!!! Big hugs
Today I was cleared for my chemo cocktail. My blood work is even better this week than last week, great news!
So is this my last taxol treatment or do I have 4 more to go? I will still get herceptin and perjeta every 3 weeks indefinitely. Tomorrow will determine if I will get 4 more weeks of taxol.
Early tomorrow morning, 615, I am getting a petscan, prayers I am responding well please!!
For the past 12 weeks I have been sitting with a new friend Diane who finished her chemo today. I'm so proud of her. She's beat cancer..WOOHOO!!! She gave me a gift today, a beautiful bracelet of courage. She touched my heart and made it happy, thank you again Diane. I will wear it daily and remember to keep having the courage to fightthis. My next treatment will be weird without you and your husband here!
I'll keep you all posted. Praying hard I don't light up tomorrow!
This past week I pulled my BIG guns out to play. I worked really hard to improve my bloodwork since it was sooo bad last week. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, I did! My ANC's went from 1.1 to 2.3! I'm still on the low end but much improved from last week :)
A pount for TEAMLISA!
Last week I didn't respond well to the perjeta so this week I also had a goal to be sure cancer didn't stop me again from getting perjeta this week. I got all doped up and will be even more wired tonight but I took the whole bag like a champ! Last time I did treatment in 2014 I always had to get doped up before treatment and this time it's my first time getting doped up so I'm still proud of me.
Another point for TEAMLISA!!
The hardest part I am finding this go around is I don't feel bad. I am extremely tired though. This makes it hard to know when to just chill. I am paying close attention to my bloodwork to determine what/where I need to increase supplements. I am an expert at reading bloodwork now. :)
Thank you to everyone who said prayers and sent positive light and energy my way. Love you, elbow taps!!
We're at week 10. Today is my big day (meaning 3 drugs today) and it just got longer. My white blood cells (WBC) are really low, lowest they've been and on the cusp of approving me for treatment. I had to wait to have my bloodwork manually counted which added like an hour to my time here. She did end up approving my treatment today, phew. I don't want to get off track. I need more bone broth so I'll up that today to help build my WBC's.
How stinkin' cute is this baby girl I'm holding. She is so sweet!!
Update! We've stopped my 2nd drug, perjeta. It will have to be delayed to next week. Loaded me on benedryl because of a reaction I was having. Booooo!!