I went in to Highlands yesterday to meet with the research director and a nurse practitioner. I was honest with both of the ladies and admitted that I had not taken my medication all week while we were in California. I am thankful to say neither one of them were upset with me and completely understood why I chose not to take the medicines. I am back on schedule with the clinical trial. I also received another round of Zometa (helps strengthens your bones) yesterday. We were at Highlands for an extra 2 hours trying to get my port to work. After a lot of hard work from the nurse, we finally had success with a blood return and I was able to receive treatment. Last month the Zometa caused me a tremendous amount of pain during the night of treatment and the next day. I am so thankful to say, I had zero pain last night and slept very peacefully.
I received a phone call today from the radiology department and they have my treatment plan set up. I start radiation this coming Friday and will have 15 days of treatment. I will not have it over the weekends, just Monday through Fridays. I struggled being back home from our vacation but God refreshed me yesterday as I went back to Highlands for treatment. I am thankful for the great care I receive there and for the new people I continue to meet that are on different journeys than myself, but are there for some sort of treatment. God has been and will continue to be my strength with each new day He blesses me with.
"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."
I'm still here! Barely!
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