Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Here we go again!

Yes, I had my first dose of carboplatin this morning.  It will become a regular thing - every week for three weeks, then one week off, then start over.  Here I am, waiting for all the orders to get sorted out so I can have my infusion, which takes about 30 minutes.  It's a far cry from the six hours or so I spent in the chair when I did my first chemo treatments.  Rick and Christine sat with me...I'm never ever alone for chemo thanks to the loving support of my family.

 Nothing slows her down!

My blood counts were a little screwy today - both white and red counts were low and I'm officially anemic plus my protein level was low.  It does explain why the energizer bunny isn't feeling very energized.  More beef! 

And I got a copy of the PET/CT scan report...ick.  I have to say it was uglier than I expected.  Carboplatin needs to harness this beast. 

On a more pleasant note, we had a fabulous Christmas with our whole family.  Every year, anyone spending the night wherever I do, gets new jammies from Santa Jammy.  I usually buy for everyone (including myself) but this year I was told that someone else was taking care of my Santa Jammy.  And someone did...

Photo: She's like a deranged Easter Bunny.  She's a pink nightmare!  

Hope your Christmas had as many laughs as ours did.  Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Yes, indeed!  Remember Ralphie in the "deranged Easter bunny" suit in A Christmas Story?  Yup, you got it.  They had me walk down to the landing overlooking the living room, and the tv had been queued to the same scene in the movie where Ralphie, looking pathetic, agrees that he wants to take it off.  We all laughed so hard we were in tears. 

If laughter cures, I should be seeing a Christmas miracle!


  1. Oh Michelle, this is just the cutest, most precious photo of you of all! You're right! If laughter cures, you will be a miracle bunny! I hope they gave you more than carrots! So happy you had such a great Christmas!

    Harness the Beast Day...that's good, too. We've got to keep that growler away! Thinking about you always! Hugs to your wonderful family...and special you!


  2. Slay the Dragon! In that bunny suit! Glad you had a wondrous Christmas and I pray that everything goes smoothly for the coming year.

  3. Michelle, I'm happy that the infusion process was not too bad and hope that the carboplatin does indeed put out the lights of the cancer beast.

    The bunny jammies are just too cute. Your whole family has quite the sense of humor. Laughter is a great stress reliever.

  4. Michelle - Thanks for posting that picture. I must say you look adorable - you wear it much better than little Ralphie! By the way, the hair looks great.


  5. Michelle, I have to say I busted out laughing. I love it. I didn't show it to the greyhounds as you know how they are about bunnies. lol

    Glad the first chemo is down and you'll be ready for the next.

    Thanks for sharing


  6. Envisioning the carboplatin racing after the mean, nasty, ugly malignancies and destroying them. Take that, you bastard!!

    The bunny jammies are priceless and so are you.

    Take care,


  7. Hi Michelle may your cute bunny jammy turn into the energizing bunny and stomp out your cancer once and for all. You need a break and healing from this. My prayers continue for you and your family. Deb

  8. I hope the Energizer Bunny kicks that cancers ass!

  9. Michelle, Jennifer from the caring soul blog. I will send you healing energy for your blood counts to come up. I'm feeling win you.
    ASAP Always Say A Prayer. Jennifer

  10. Michelle, I tried to email you at the address on your blog, but was told my email was undeliverible. Can you email me so I can write you?

  11. LOVE IT Michelle!!!! Rock on Energizer bunny Michelle!!!