Friday, July 20, 2007

Dr. visit results,

Hey all!
Tana and I saw the doc Wednesday. It was a good visit. He checked my liver and thought it felt okay, my breathing is getting better and he gave me some drugs to manage the pain. So things are getting better as far as the symptoms are concerned.
I am scheduled to have a CT scan on August 10th and another office visit on August 15th. He is going to scan more of my body than he did last time. He didn't really say why, but I would guess that he is making sure that nothing has popped up somewhere else since the cancer has reactivated.
He also wants to continue on with the Chemotherapy pills for a couple more months just to give them a chance to work. He gave no indication as to where my cancer marker is right now, which is fine with me. It doesn't really matter if it is high (which is bad) or low. There is nothing I can do to change it by worrying about it, so if I don't know then I won't worry. The cancer marker fluctuates up and down so much that it can become an emotional roller coaster. Tana and I are learning to ignore those types of things until they become serious and have to be addressed.
So pray for the upcoming scan and visit. Thanks for all of your prayers. Thanks for responding on the blog. It is very encouraging to hear from you all.
God bless,
The Brokerings

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thanks to all of you who have responded and are praying. An update on the new chemotherapy. It has been 12 days on the new pill chemotherapy and it has been a very mild reaction so far. They say that some reactions won't come until later, but for now all is well. Nothing like the other kind of chemotherapy that goes through the port. So far so good.
Pray that the symptoms of the cancer will begin to subside soon. Pain and shortness of breath are the worst. It slows me down a bit.
To my anonymous responder, "I want to be an Airborne Ranger".
Have a nice day and say "NO!" to drugs.