THANK YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR AL THE PRAYERS!
OK my friends...Sorry to keep you waitng, I was so out of it when I got back to my room, not to mention all the docs coming in to check on me ;-) BY THAT TIME, BEING OFF ZELBORAF FOR THAT LONG CAUSED MY HIP PAIN TO BE EXCRUCIATING ONCE AGAIN...NOT FUN!
So, surgery WENT TREMENDOUSLY WELL! I know it wasn't a curative surgery, but it is nice that it was on the surface AND not too deep. Now we wait for the biopsy and HOPE AND PRAY IT GROWS MORE FOR TIL. It was designed to get the tumor to biopsy to check to see if some hormone markers on it? I trust my doctors completely. They do feel they got all the margins and that is great.
Surgery went so WELL that they put me back on Zelboraf last night. Even though the side effects for this drug are yucky for me, I do feel like the darn thing helps. AFTER ONE DOSE, I'M ALREADY FEELING SOME MORE RELIEF ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY HIP. Pain was excruciating again before surgery and I'm proud to say TODAY, IT'S NOT.
I MAY EVEN START BIOCHEMOTHERAPY TODAY SO PLEASE BARE WITH ME AS I WILL BE SICK, TIRED AND THE WHOLE BIT SO I MAY BE MIA FOR A WEEK OR SO. JEFF AND MY MOM WILL BE TAG TEAMING ME AND Z SO WILL HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL TOO.
We are back to an awesome rhythm at home too and that makes me happy as well. Zachary continue to use his "feeling" bracelets he got at the hospital. His "Momo" he has with him a lot, is the monkey he named and can think of mom when she is not around. He continues to learn and LOVE the video about your mom or dad having cancer which is told by doctors and kids. It really hits home with him. I love it! What I don't love is the fact that all that wonderful stuff isn't on all the cancer floors.
I wouldn't have known about it if it weren't for my friend Nat that is a practicing psychologist. She called MDA social worker line and inquired about so many things to make things easier for families. Those packets and info. need more visibility because not everyone will do that and they are so wonderful I can't stress it enough and I encourage you to inquire and check on that kind of stuff at your care center/hospital. It doens't hurt to ask, right? All they can do is say no.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT ALWAYS. LOVE YOU! AS FOR MY BRAIN METS, I WILL DO STERIO ACTIVE BRAIN RADIATION AFTER IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE! I BELIEVE AND TRUST IN MY DOCTORS, MY FAITH, AND THEIR PLAN OF ATTACK THAT IS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT!
THAT IS THE UPDATE FOR NOW---LOVE YOU!