Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The battle begins again

Yesterday I got my first regimen of Chemotherapy. It started with a dose of Carmustine given through an IV and it took about 2 hours. The carmustine is a mean Chemo. I had a little reaction to it, but it's all good now. Next they gave me a dose of Bortezomib, and finally another two hour drip of Gemcitabine. The amazing thing to me is today I feel really pretty good. I know it takes a few days for the Chemo to take its full effect and I am now in isolation here at home, not going any where and staying as far away from germs as I possibly can. I also get tomorrow off and then I will move up to Salt Lake on Thursday and recieve another dose of the same Chemo except instead of Carmustine, I get the ever dreaded Melphalan. Hopefully that will be the end of it for a while. I love you all!

8 comments:

Christine said...

You are a very strong person. Thank you for sharing part of your journey. Your daughter is very fortunate to have you as grandmother for her children. I wish you well.

Christine Potthast, Houston, Texas

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, Best Wishes to you these next few weeks. We all missed you last night at the game and are all cheering for you, I am so grateful to you and Jeff for having such an amazing daughter who blesses the life of my daughter. It is a priceless gift that I will forever be grateful for. Love You!!! Jen Smith

Dr. Bill Lawler said...

The whole of the BYU 106th ward is praying for you!

Bill

Annalisa said...

Hang in there Carolyn!

Kristine said...

Carolyn my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your great attitude gives me hope as I follow behind on this trail. May the next three weeks pass quickly! Love, Kristine

Steve said...

Katie gave us your blog address and Steve and I wish you well with this 2nd round of chemo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will keep checking to see how you are doing.
Steve and Colleen

Kim Hasleton said...

Carolyn...I have been thinking of you non-stop, and wished I could have come to see you before you left...but we had too many germs! I just know you are going to do well...I chuckled about the new baby thing in your last post...am I going to feel that way? :) Sure love you! You are an inspiration to all of us! Talk to you soon....Kim

jimlee said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers so much this week. Just wanted to remind you how many different people are pulling for you and wishing you success and a speedy recovery. Hang in there!
Shellie Anderson