Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chemo, Scans, Oncologist oh my!!!!!

I guess I can say that I feel very blessed to have the amazing arsenal of doctors taking care of me. They are all so wonderful. I started chemotherapy in January. the treatments weren't too too bad. I  had good days and really bad days, but I really tried to focus on healing and getting better. It took about 3 weeks after chemo for my hair to start falling out. That will freak a girl out!. Standing in the shower watching my golden locks fall to the drain reminded me a movie. even though, I knew it was all going to be gone, it still didn't seem like it was mine.  A very dreamy and shocking feeling. Other than hair loss, I lost all sense of taste . My sense of smell was amplified by about 10000%, I could smell everthing and most of the smells made me sick. YAK!!!! no cooking for cancer patients!!!!  I was very very blessed with my first treatment. I reached remission by April, was taken off of the taxol drugs, my hair started coming back and I was feeling wonderful.  I still  have  maintenance chemo every 3 weeks and take hormonals to keep my ovaries shut down. Hot flashes suck but are very much a part of my life. I was feeling good, back to living a pretty normal life, feeling like I was kickin cancer's ass
and then I crashed my car. Yep, you guessed it, that nasty cancer is now in my brain!!!! WTF!!!!! 10 months after the whole thing started, here we go again!!!


  1. Lori,
    I am so sorry to hear that this "demon" is invading your body again. Your Faith is strong- please keep it that way. God still has work for you to do here on Earth. I will continually keep you in prayer as always. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out.

  2. Lori, I'm sorry to hear the cancer is back. Meeting you was such an inspiration. You and your family are in my thoughts. I have no doubt that if anyone can kick this, you can. -Tamar