Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bone Scan

Thank God the bone scan came back clear. The Vickers household is very happy. Thanks again for all your prayers.

I have another CT in January to see if there is further growth in my liver and that will determine what we do next.

Merry Christmas and I will chat with you in 2010, can you believe it?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Test Results

I had a CT scan last Monday and the results are not what we had hoped. Things were going along just fine, but then after 6 months things seem to fall apart. The tumor in my liver has grown. Not substantially, but enough for some concern. The trial will let us stay for now, but we are on the hunt for a new one and some alternatives. We're playing Russian roulette here. Do we stay with traditional that seems to fail every six months or go completely alternative and give IPT a shot? Timing seems to be everything. The more we read about traditional the more concerned we get. I feel like an hourglass is constantly running and i need to act fast.

To make matters worse, the side effects are coming on strong. My rib cage on the right side is completely out of whack so they are going to do a bone scan on Wednesday to see if it has metastasized to my bones. More waiting...

Then today i got a UTI. I have never been in so much pain. I was pissing blood with pains shooting up my back and then proceeded to vomit violently in the doctor's office. The good thing is that they gave me morphine for the pain. Yeah morphine (that is my drug of choice for so many reasons). Its the little things in life that makes me so happy.

I also have really bad mouth sores that only cold water seems to help, but then it makes me have to pee and that hurts the other area...

I may not get my Christmas letter out until 2010, but i guess better late than never right?

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas,
Love the Vickers

Friday, December 4, 2009

Long time no share

This month has been uneventful. Chemo on Mondays, Medical Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, work, grocery shopping, Hyperbaric, magnatherm, and chiropractor on Wednesdays and Fridays. Not much time for a life, but atleast I'm alive. I have an Eco, CT, and another test scheduled for Monday so i will post the results when we get them back. The big one will show how my heart infraction is doing. If it dips below 50% they will kick my off the trial and then we are SOL. Funny my mom asked what SOL meant. Anyways the kids are great and Travis is working hard at both work and home. He was so kind on Tuesday night. We thought it was my chemo, but think i caught a stomach bug and was up all night barfing. He made me ginger tea, got me electrolyte water, and held my hair. He's a keeper.

Heading to the SEC championship game tomorrow, very excited. We were able to see Tebow play his last game in the swamp, oh so many tears.