Friday, October 12, 2012

The status quo stinks...

Mama & I got back from MD Anderson today.  I wanted to update last night, but was so tired after I got through packing, I just didn’t have it in me.  Its kind of frustrating how easily I get tired, but I guess I just need to suck it up & get used to it for now.  I’m learning that the only thing getting down or frustrated accomplishes is making me miserable.  So buck up soldier!  Things could be a WHOLE lot worse!
We got to see my doctor yesterday.  He said that for the most part my test results showed minimal change.  A few numbers had gone up just a little, but not enough for alarm. We will still not be doing any cancer treatment at this point.  For now, between Dr. Shah at MD Anderson and Dr. Cole here in Tulsa, they will continue to monitor me.  I see Dr. Cole in early November & will be monitored by him, probably every 4-6 weeks.  I will also continue with the IV Immune Globulin treatments to try to boost my immune system.  I will then go back to see Dr. Shah in 6 months.
I’m not going to lie, as the title of this post says, the status quo kind of stinks.  In some ways I feel like Wile E Coyote with the anvil hanging over my head.  I tend to be the type of person to want to move on & deal with things…not wait & see.  I’m learning to be patient with that.  Hmmm…I do believe God is working on me still yet.
As soon as I learn anything new of if there are any changes, I promise I will update.  If you don’t hear from me for a while, just know that we’re still in that stinky status quo phase.  Again, thank you for your comments & prayers.  As I’ve said before, they help sustain me.


Pam in IL said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers!

Patience is a virtue.

Deb said...

Hopefully the anvil will disappear and you will be the road runner, instead!

Deborah A. Dick said...

you have been in my thoughts a prayers for a long time now, Jana, even though I've not commented a lot. Just want you to know.

Deb in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Continued prayers for you and hope that after you see your doctor they might decide to do something for you.


DUSTY said...

God Bless Jana and hang in there. The prayers continue as before for both you and your family. Take care !!