Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Just checking in

It's a beautiful fall day here on Arlington Pond.  I love that I can sit in my LazyGirl chair and look out on the lake as if I were sitting right outside.  It's such a beautiful view.  And this time of year, the waterfowl have taken over the lake.  It's cool enough that we see just an occasional boater or jet skier, although this weekend may bring more activity as the temps rise back into the low 80's.  It's very peaceful, and I can start to see hints of color in the leaves...won't be long now before the trees will be ablaze in fall colors.

I started my clinical trial drug eleven days ago, and I am happy to report that I seem to be tolerating it just fine.  My bloodwork was all perfect last Friday, and I don't have to go back until Friday, 9/21.  I've requested that a tumor marker test be added to the battery of labs that are routinely performed.  It should give us some idea of whether or not the drug is having any effect. 

And now I am looking forward to a big trip - we will be flying to LAX on 10/7 to visit Rick's family for a few days then on 10/11 we head to Kona, HI for nine beautiful days in our most favorite vacation state.  This is trip number six to the tropical paradise that is the Hawaiian Islands, and we never get tired of it.  If I ever win Powerball, I would take my whole family out there and we would stay until we got tired of it.  I suspect that it would take a long while!

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, it just thrills me to know how well you're doing. Step by step, inch by inch...leap by leap!