Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A recap before the PET Scan May 4th

Well once again I had to make myself log in and catch up on this blog. I am sorry-I just get so busy and sometimes forget to slow down a bit. I am not going to try and fill you in on every little thing that's happened since I last wrote, but I will let everyone know that I finished my last treatment and although we had a few problems it's now in the past. I will be seeing Doctor Hottie tomorrow afternoon and on Thursday I have my Pet Scan. I am nervous and excited and just ready to start the next chapter of this story. As soon as I have results I will post them on FB, until then I know everyone is praying, and I so appreciate it!

It's funy how life takes turns when you least expect them, just like with being diagnosed. I never imagined going to the doctor for what I thought was a pulled back or kidney stone would have ended up being lung cancer. Talk about a sharp curve huh?! Well the ride thus far has been pretty uneventful. I guess I almost sounded disappointed just now didn't I? I don't mean to that's for sure. I have had my moments, I just choose not to whine about them and pull everyone down with me and I usually get over it quickly. I would have to say that 95% of my time doing the chemo and running back and forth for shots and blood work has been pretty good. I tolerated the chemo better than anyone ever expected. For that I am really grateful. I have to say my medical team is amazing. Any questions I had my chemo nurses would answer honestly and in great detail. They have alwasy mad eme feel special and truly care about me and what is going on. I think that makes so much difference. I never felt like I was just another cancer patient. We have all laughed and even shed a few tears. I think what they do is extremely difficult, not every patient is as good as I am or is doing as well as I am. I am just thankful that God led me to their care. And now the BIG STUFF is over and we do the test this week that will determine our next route. I have no idea what type of maintenance treatment I will be on, but whatever it is the side effects shuldn't even bother me, or at least that is what I am praying for.

So as I sit and wait for direction on my health - I have kept very busy not even thinking of my health lol. Adele is graduating in just a week or so, Wayne is starting to campaign for Coroner, I am still working (also thankful for that). And I have had some things fall into my lap in th epast 2 weeks that I am hoping will pan out. One is Elliot Bowser a friend of mine has offered to partner up with me to design my own line of metal sculptures (see my FB for details). I have fallen creatively in love with this project and we are hoping to do really well with it. The other I can't mention yet, but it will involve some Public Speaking, something I have always dreamed of doing. I am constantly being told that I carry to muchon my plate. And I know that I sometimes do. But, when you ask God to give you what you can handle and stuff just keeps popping up, you kinda have to trust that he knows what he is doing. I said the road was crazy and the curves were sharp, I never said I was the one driving!

So with that being said - I ask eveyone to keep me in their prayers this week and always. I need to get great results from this scan, be assigned the best maintenance program that I can handle. I will keep you all posted!

Love - Ellen

1 comment:

  1. There are no curves to Big for You Sweetie.
    We have been jumping them since October, and will Jump more if we have to.
    love you MOM