So................ here's what's going on at our house.....
Today was THE appointment to find out if the chemo medicine I have been taking for 6 months has been working. Well, results are in and it's a bomb. The Xeloda isn't working at all. The cancer isn't spreading extremely fast, but it is spreading in my lungs, around my heart, and I have a new tumor in my stomach that wasn't there three months ago.
Good news: It isn't in my liver. It is staying in my "soft tissue" and I guess that is a good thing.
Next plan: They are taking me off the Xeloda (obviously). And I will be starting a new regiment of an ovary supressant shot once a month and a pill once a day called an aromatese inhibitor. This will stop the production of any estrogen in my body and throw me into a "premature medical menopause". Hooray for menopause!! he he he.
Other good news: The side effects to these medicines aren't as bad as the chemo meds I have been taking so I will pretty much feel "normal" most of the time.
That's all I have to say about that. I was pretty sure the medicine wasn't working, but it was a bummer to get it confirmed by the PET scan. No matter. I told the oncologist that I plan on living a few more decades or so and watching my kids grow up and have their own children. He said that he would try his best to make that happen. I told him that I wanted it in writting and that he should sign it and it should have a "money back guarantee". He thought that was pretty funny, yet he didn't sign any contracts....bummer!!
And in other awesome news: Yesterday I was the "Guest of Honor" at the 4th Annual Base for the Cure at Dobson High. One of my old softball coaches is the Varsity coach there and he started this program four years ago. All the girls wear pink and they have special shirts for the coaches. Then they donate all the proceeds from the donations of the game to the American Cancer Association. Pretty cool! They treated me like a star and it was soooo much fun!
After the game, the Dobson High dance team performed a dance to the song, "I will survive". They were really amazing!
After the game, both of the teams met in the field for a picture shot with me included!
And here is Coach Hill who coached me about 15 or 20 years ago. Crazy how time flies! Back then he was a police officer that coached on the side and now he has retired from the force and is a high school teacher and coach. Maybe someday Morgan will be rich enough to retire and become a teacher. He he he!
I think that is all the news from our house today. Thanks again for all your love and support!!