Monday, October 8, 2012

All the news that's fit to print...

Well, its been a while since I’ve updated.  So long in fact that people are starting to say, “I’ve checked your blog but didn’t see anything.  What’s going on?”  So, here I am in all my glory…for whatever that’s worth.

At this point things are pretty much status quo.  I have now had four IV immune globulin infusions. My immune system numbers had improved enough after the third one that they let me go 2 months before they retested me.  Unfortunately, my numbers had dropped enough over the 2 months that my doctor said I needed the fourth infusion.

I’m actually writing this from Houston tonight…and it’s my birthday.  Kind of a weird way to spend your birthday.  Anyway, my Mama & I are here for a checkup with Dr. Shah at MD Anderson.  I will have blood work done tomorrow, and then I’ll see Dr. Shah Thursday at 9:30.  It will be interesting to see what my blood work shows.  Hopefully he can give us a better idea of when/if we can start treating the actual cancer – the multiple myeloma.  I’m ready to get this over and done with and get back to living life & feeling good.

On another note, some people know this, but I have had to step away from my position at the church for now.  I was only managing to be able to work 1-2 days a week & then would be out the rest of the week dealing with either running fevers or fighting pain.  The days I did work, I would be exhausted by the time I got home.  I was walking in the door & walking straight to the bed.  That’s just not a fun way to live.  Plus, it wasn’t fair to the church because they couldn’t depend on me to be there.  So, please pray for all of us as we go through this process.

Well, I guess that’s it for now.  If you have any questions, feel free to comment & ask them.  I’ll do my best to answer & if I can’t, I’ll ask Dr. Shah when I see him on Thursday.

Thank you everyone for caring so much about what’s going on with me.  Your prayers & good wishes are a blessing!

10 comments:

tina_nettles said...

Thank you for updating us! I've checked from time to time and figured you'd add something when there was something to add. Keep fighting the fight. I'm proud of you. And at least how you're spending your birthday isn't as bad as how Obama spent his anniversary last week! You just know he spent the night after the debate on the couch!

DUSTY said...

Jana, I haven't been on group that often and was not aware that you were still fighting this battle. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be there.keep up your faith and it is good to see you posting again. God Bless !!

Sarah said...

Take care Jana. Keep as positive as you can you are in my thoughts xxxx

Karen said...

Thanks for the update. And Happy Birthday!

Praying that things will become clearer to you in the coming days, and that you will have peace.

Sandy said...

Hi Jana, I so glad to see you posting. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!

Sandy from the chat room.

Deb said...

Happy brithday! Wish you much strength in your battle.

Donna said...

Jana...I had no idea. Know that you will be in my prayers. I'll be checking your blog periodically looking for good reports. In the meantime...happy birthday!

Pam in IL said...

Jana, you have been in my thoughts and prayers this whole time and will continue to be there.

Happy Birthday!

Raylea said...

Love you sweet lady! We look forward to you getting back to feeling good so we can see your lovely face around! We miss you!

Gillie said...

Praying that the path will be smooth for your next treatment and that you can get back to work soon. Hugs xxx