Friday, June 4, 2010

no chemo for laura :D

Hey, this is a long story, so i'll keep it short!
My maintenence chemo was being moved about 15 min further away (so an hour & 1/2). I did not do well with the first treatment- it was seriously messing with my brain. I contacted a local Dr. about having it moved closer to home. In the process - he suggested i don't do the maintenence chemo due to me having the brain toxicity and the fact that i've just had 2 surgeries and all my biopsies were clean ... he felt that this round may do more harm than good. SO- I'm opting out and taking my chances. It feels good not to have to go thru it again, but on the other hand - it was a "security" blanket. I see my main Dr and surgeon - Dr. A on Monday and will discuss it with him. I'll keep you posted......
thanks for always checking in with me - i really do appreciate it! XXOO laura

16 comments:

  1. Oh Laura! I know what you mean by "security blanket!" I feel that nothing can happen to me because I'm on chemo! But sometimes more is just too much! Decisions are so hard but you seem to be making all good ones!!!! Hang in there--sending big HUGS!
    xo Cait

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  2. Laura, when it's all said and done, you must do what you feel is best for you. Just know that we're all here, sending good energy and prayers and much much LOVE!
    xoxoxo Mollie Ann

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  3. I think its a positive sign that the one Doctor suggests to just nix it for now. Take a few extra days off and try to clear your head. See your surgeon on Monday and worst case, he says do the chemo; best case, he agree's with your other Doc. The security blanket is nice, but your strength and faith are far greater! RK

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  4. You know, dear Laura, that we are with you in whatever decision you make..Hopefully your regular doc will be willing to go along with your choice if you decide to not do it for now... and make it an easier choice..lots of xoxo-G

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  5. Yipeeeeeee! So happy to hear that, Sis. I know exactly what you mean about "security blanket". I went through that after my treatment was over. After your email a few weeks ago, I wrote a long email, then read your last post about more surgeries. So I started re-writing and... here I am. I'll write this weekend.

    Sending virtual kisses & hugs your way,
    Mieko

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  6. Thanx for keeping us updated on your progress. You know we are with you every step of the way... :)

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  7. You can only make the decision that is right for you Laura and we are 100%+ behind you. It all sounds very good! You take care of yourself and I'm sending bunches of hugs and kisses.
    Kerrin xoxox

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  8. What ever you decide I know will be the best for your journey. I hope next year at this time your hardest choice will be what color to paint your toenails, Laura.

    xoSherry

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  9. It seems to me that the local dr made the right call for you at this point.... your body has been through so much over the past months, and perhaps it just was telling you it couldn't take anymore right now. Hang in there, best wishes for continued good reports and tests, and know that you've got so many people behind and around you, supporting you each step of the way!

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  10. Hi Laura, good to hear you are feeling well. I know how you feel when you mentioned the "security" blanket. sounds like you have a great team of doctors.and i understand wanting to be closer to home. Lets get together soon. I'am a good listener. Rest in God's arms.
    Blessings, Giselle

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  11. Laura, that would be just fantastic:-) I always say, less is better than more! Let's pray you're done with maintenance chemo. It sounds like celebration, dancing and singing to me:-)

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  12. Hugs and well wishes to you everyday!

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  13. It's not easy to make a decision. I hope your doctor give you more info which help you make a better choice. All the best Laura. HUGS!!!

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