Friday, December 24, 2010

Progess into the New Year

We have been waiting for Sabine's lab results to come in.  They did not make it in time for her meeting with Dr Sheehan this week.  Nevertheless, Dr Sheehan wanted to continue with Sabine's current treatment protocol of Revlimid and Dexamethasone.

But today, Christmas Eve, the data came in and it show that her "cancer numbers" have not only been held in check, but in fact have been repressed.  This is good news and we enter the Christmas season with more comfort knowing that the current chemotherapy she is on seems to be working and that the side effects of the drugs have been minimal.

Christmas blessings to all of you.

Live each day as if it were our last...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Third Week of Chemotherapy

Tomorrow we begin our third week of the Revlimid/Dexamethasone chemotherapy.  So far, so good.  Sabine has been a little tired but continues her daily exercise.  We are having blood draws every two weeks to check her blood chemistry and we meet with Dr Sheehan next Wednesday (just before Christmas)!

This weekend has been especially busy for us as we had two of our beautiful granddaughters (and one of their mothers) as house guests.  It was for the scheduled spreading of Matt's ashes on Restoration Point.  Healing continues.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chemo -- Week Two

Thankfully, I don't have much to report on the new chemotherapy with Revlimid and Dexamethasone.  Sabine seems to be tolerating it well and aside from being a little tired (she still exercises daily!) she is doing quite well in my opinion.

We took blood for testing yesterday and how her blood chemistry reacts is going to be the important factor here.  Dr Sheehan will get the info and we have an appointment with him just before Christmas.

I know you all are pulling for her and sending up those good prayers (or "positive intentions") and I can tell you that such care, thoughts, and actions are powerful and make a difference in her life.

Blessings to all as we approach Christmastide.