Thursday, March 18, 2010

Week 2 and 3...Almost Halfway There!!!

Greetings My Loyal Soldiers!!!

Hard to believe that almost 3 weeks are already done. Three more to go! I wish I could tell you that it has been a piece of cake for it has been more like a roller coaster ride. One day you feel pretty good and the next day not so much. The worst is the exhaustion. It is very hard to explain because it is like no other kind of tiredness I have ever experienced. Christopher doesn’t understand when I get so mad that I am tired. What he doesn’t realize is that I am basically a nosy person and feel that I am missing something when I am sleeping!! Food too has become a bit of an issue, but I am really not complaining about that because dropping a few pounds would be a good thing! Hell of a way to do it, but again who’s complaining? Not I!!!
I am so overwhelmed and honored that there are so many members or rather soldiers on my blog. God must be saying about now, “Who is this Tricia? Ok, ok, I am listening!”. Thank you all for your love and support.
Take care,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Week 1 Almost Done!!!

I thought I would let you know what the week has been like so far. The radiation has not been so bad. It takes two decades of the rosary and then they come in and say, “ok, all done.” The chemo…not so much! You would think in this day and age they could come up with a pump that can distribute the chemo that weighs less than 25lbs!!! Alright, I lied, it only weighs 5lbs, but when it is hanging off your chest wall it sure feels like 25lbs!
I am very excited about all the new soldiers in my army. It gives me such strength to know that there are all these good thoughts and prayers coming my way. You have no idea how much your comments mean to me, even if they sometimes make me cry. They are good tears because I am feeling the love and encouragement. Thank you all for that.
I met with Dr. Huong, who is the Oncology Chief of Radiation at MGH and he was very encouraging. He said that the tumor shrinking the way it has is very unusual, but then I am a little unusual! All of that is a very good sign for the radiation to make the tumor small enough for me to be able to have the Whipple surgery. It is funny how life can change your outlook on things so that you are excited about having a major surgery.
Hoping week two goes as well for we are back in the kicking-cancer’s-ass-business, and business is booming!!!