Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Christmas Eve...

and I want to wish all of my family, friends and supporters a joyous Christmas filled with family, fun, food, and all the things that make the season special for you.

We are heading to Paul and Christine's for a family Christmas Eve celebration.  Then we'll spend the night so we are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the Christmas morning gift opening extravaganza.  If we are lucky, the grandkids will abide by their mom's "command" that they stay in bed until 6 a.m.  If it happens, it will be a Christmas miracle!

A little update on me...I had a PET/CT scan on 12/19 and it lit up like a Christmas Tree.  My oncologist said that carboplatin needs to be the Grinch that puts out the lights on that unwelcome tree.  Chemo starts early on 12/26 - we have to be there at 8:15 a.m.  And there will be three weekly treatments followed by one week off.  Rinse and Repeat.   My port site has healed  nicely so no more troublesome blood draws from uncooperative veins.  I am currently scheduled for a brain MRI on 1/22 to check the status of the brain mets.  Hopefully, they are gone.  If there are any remnants, the Radiation Oncologist may zap them indivually.  I'm not having any symptoms, so hopefully they are gone.  Also, carboplatin may cross the blood brain barrier, so it may help, too.

Thanks to everyone for your support, prayers, love, meals, cards, emails and gifts during this year.  It's been hard on everyone, mostly on my husband and kids, and we're hoping for some relief in 2013.  But I couldn't have gotten through it all without the support of all of you. 

Merry Christmas to all!


  1. I pray for a Christmas miracle and hope the New Year brings successful treatment. Love to you and Rick!


  2. I had just sent an e-mail off to you. Michelle! I'm glad the port site has healed, so you don't have trouble with that.
    I'm "always" thinking about you! Yes, prayers, too! I hope that 2013 will be much easier for you.
    Loves of love is being sent your way! I'm sending hugs! Enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with everyone! May it be full of joyful things. Please take photos!!!

  3. Michelle, we should be thanking you for allowing us to travel this journey with you. You have shown us how to be when up against something that truly is awful.

    May 2013 bring you better news.