Friday, March 4, 2011

My pill organizer


I was once a gal who couldn't swallow pills without having a mouth full of water and still gagging as they went down.  Now not so much! I can swallow 3 small pills at ONCE.   Big steps my friends, ha!  Well I take anywhere from 16-19 pills per day.  I also receive  a shot in the stomach everytime I have chemo and another one in the stomach every month.

My port was placed in KC on Monday and that went smooth. They were able to access the port on Wed. 16th (SWEET Lila's 1st birthday!!) and I had my second treatment of chemo. The Dr. walked in and said, "Well we about killed you, huh!" I said I felt like it and she said she wouldn't do that again. We have tweaked chemo and I am no longer taking Taxotere and they reduced the doses on both of the other chemo drugs (Epirubicin, and Cytoxan). I will have chemo every two weeks now with my 3rd treatment on March 2nd. I have lost all my hair but can't keep my hats on b/c princess keeps pulling them off. :) 

I did have my 3rd treatment on the 2nd and they have bumped up the Epirubicin and Cytoxan to 100% so hopefully this weekend won't be too bad!  We will see.  My 4th treatment in on March 16th.

The tumor on the right breast took the ultrasound 35 min. to find it b/c it had shrunk soo much. :) The left tumor was measuring 7cm x4cm and that has shrunk IN HALF!!! It was now measuring 3cm x3cm. Our oncologist doesn't get too excited about things but yesterday she was grabbing my breast saying, "It feels like it evaporated!" Needless to say we are ecstatic of the news and continue to pray that we keep having positive results! The food, calls, emails, cards, have all been wonderful. We feel the love of the community, family, friends, blog friends and are humbled by all the outpouring of love and support we have received, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Here is a scripture I read A LOT!

Nothing that happens is beyond the Lord's domain. Nothing can touch us that the heavenly Father can't deal with, and no event can ruin His plan for good in our lives.  All things, He promises, will work together for our good, if we love Him.  (Romans 8:28)  I LOVE HIM and I know he walks with me in my journey!


Linda S said...

That's great news, Courtney! You are amazing, through all this, keeping your positive attitude. Maybe you can use that giant pill organizer for skittles and M&Ms, as a celebration when the chemo is DONE!

Erin Williams said...

I am soooo thrilled to hear this! As a radiology transcriptionist I am absolutely amazed at how much your lesions have decreased in size. That is a huge praise! Your positive attitude is inspiring, and you remain in my prayers.

Jami Nato said...

so exciting that your tumor has gone down! and that pill organizer! oh my word...didn't know they made those like that.

Unknown said...

Wonderful news!

mollymoo951 said...

Wonderful news on the shrinking tumors! And oh my word...indeed...what a pill organizer! Love your amazing attitude & spirit! Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Courtney. I have been computer-less for weeks now so am just now getting to catch up on your blog. You are beautiful with your new look and I love how your boys got to have fun with it. You are such a great mommy and that is something that won't go away like your hair!

Love the pill box....that is something that us old people use :)
Sara Brockman

Tammy Murphy said...

Courtney, I'm very happy to hear the good news. I love your story and how you envolve your children with your journey. Thank you for the family photo~ I will continue to send my prayers for you and your family. Keep the good spirit, and please let me know if you want some more cards. You can pm me on SCS and let me know what kinds you would like. I am very happy to help in any way.