Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chemo This Week

Since the last posting, Andrea has been gaining weight and trying to regain energy. Her morning starts with a headache, which usually goes away with Advil or Excedrin. When the weather cooperates, which it has been lately, she will take Zeus out for his walk around the small park across the street from their house. She has scheduled an appointment with her gym trainer on Wednesday to get an idea on how to regain muscle and not just weight. She also kindly told me she did not want anymore cinnamon buns or kolaches for breakfast! (Oh well, it was fun while it lasted). Thursday she will have a bone marrow biopsy. Then Friday, it is time for the 2nd dose of methotrexate chemotherapy. The Pain Management doctors are adminstering it again but without the blood patch this time. They said blood patches can cause scarring and also increases more risk of bacterial meningitis. So, we'll see if this spinal tap will be tolerable without the blood patch.
Thank you for your contined prayers. Especially on difficult days, there is comfort in knowing that there are prayers for strength and healing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
What! No kalaches or cinnamon rolls!! This is just a quick note to let you know I'll be thinking about you and holding you up in prayer as you go through the week.
Love, mmBeyer

carolyn frazier said...

I am hoping and praying that the next chemo dose will go well, and you will continue to be able to walk Zeus etc. I'm not sure I could give up the kolaches -- that would probably take more willpower than I have. I'm praying for your healing and your strength through the next round of chemo.
Love you,
Carolyn

S. Farris said...

Hi gang,

It's so good to hear that Andrea is starting to feel better and that she's feeling up to doing more. Each good report is an answered prayer. Thanks for keeping all of us posted. We'll keep on praying! As always, if there's ever anything you need, don't hesitate to call.

Sara

S. Farris said...

P.S. Kathy, I'm always open to receiving kolaches and cinnamon rolls if it makes you feel better. Just kidding!

Erin Hall said...

Dre,
I will be thinking and praying for you this week for the chemo. I love you girl!
Erin

Anonymous said...

Andrea,

I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. I am thinking about you and praying for you everyday.

Love ya,

Michelle Meyer