Friday, April 29, 2011

Chemotherapy #5

Yesterday was a great day for many reasons. So many questions were answered, and I only have one more chemo session and I'm done! Kind of. Some questions that were answered are 1. why are my eyes doing weird things? 2. What are the results of my CT scan? and 3. Do we need to add on more chemo sessions? Well all 3 questions were answered!

1. Every person when the reach the age of 60-65 their vitreous in their eye liquefies and detaches from the optic nerve. This can cause blurriness and weird floaties as well as starry flashes in your eyes. Well, I'm 21 and this has happened to me. Its nothing to seriously worry about though its not super uncommon, a little weird but not unheard of. I go back in for more eye tests a week from Monday though to see what we can do to help. Driving hasn't been its easiest with these floaters!!

2. The moment we have all been waiting for! The scans came back and... they look good! Dr. Glenn didn't elaborate very much on them but she did say that they look good. Everything has shrunk even the larger ones. The big ones aren't shrinking as fast as some of the smaller ones but they are shrinking which is a great sign! Yay we are right on track!

3. There will be NO MORE chemo sessions added on after I finish my last session! This is so great because as much as I like chemo, I really don't. The plan is 2 weeks after my final chemo on May 11, I'll get another PET Scan to make sure there's no active cancer cells in my body. Then 2 weeks after that I will begin radiation 5 days a week for 30 days to shrink some of the bigger problems. Then after all this, I'm done! I'll be able to be normal again, minus going out in the sun. Not going in the sun might kill me but I guess I will have to get used to my lighter skin color :(

Chemo #5 is now done, and one more left! Yesterday's chemo was different than the rest. I literally slept the whole time. I was asleep before they had even started the drip and woke up just in time to be unhooked. It was the greatest 4 hour nap of my life. Thank you to Hillary and her girls for coming up as well as my Grandma. Hillary has come to every chemo session with her little girls. They been a lifesaver for Corbin because they give him someone to talk to. Anyways, things are great! I'm getting better, well sicker but better if that makes any sense. Thank you for all your prayers and support. As you can see, they're working :)



The Condies said...

Love this post!! So happy for you and can't wait to see you soon!

amy said...

Yeah Alexis! We are so happy for you! You are a beautiful baldy too!

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Cindy said...

We are thrilled to hear this great news! Your positive attitude throughout this challenge is inspiring! Oh, about the concern of no sun... if you ever get feeling too pale, I can come by and then you'll see that, compared to me, you still have a beautiful golden tan. Keep going strong, Alexis. We love ya!

Anonymous said...

Great news and so great to see you getting close to the end of Chemo and on to recovery. Thank you for shairng. Yes, you are still beautiful. we support and love you.
Ofa lahi atu, Vehikite family :)

6 P's in a Pod said...

Best news I've heard in a long, long time. Sigh of relief...