Tuesday, December 23, 2008

another day in the ITA...

welcome back herceptin fans...

not too much going on lately in terms of treatment, so there hasn't been much to write about... but we are back at stanford today for a little holiday time herceptin.

we got here around 9:00am, and if all goes well we should be home around noon.

trish had her scheduled every three month ECHO this past wednesday to check her heart's health, and everything came back normal, so we are good to go with the herceptin today.

nurse lea tapped trish's port around 9:30am and the pre-drugs of benadryl and pepcid are flowing.

trish is continuing to do great, her energy level continues to increase and her hair continues to grow. the last few weeks have been filled with shopping, birthday parties, holiday parties, ornament exchanges and meals with friends. last night trish baked a bunch of cupcakes & chocolate nut bark for the nurses here at the infusion treatment area (ITA).

trish started going back to the gym last week. we decided to get a family membership to the PCC . this will work out great... its within walking distance of our house, and they have a sauna & pool that will help with some low impact exercises for trish.

last week's cold front brought a little snowfall up on skyline boulevard above palo alto, so we brought caden up to see his first snow... caden wasn't too impressed.

last night we headed to eucalyptus avenue in san carlos to check out the phenomenal two block display of christmas lights... caden was impressed.

we still need to bring caden to see santa, and we are gonna do that either today or tommorrow... and if this year is like the previous 2 years, he wont be impressed :)

so thats about it from here...

happy holidays to everyone, and thanks for checking in...

trish & caden checking out the snow at the
monte bello open space preserve

caden & i

the big guy & the little guy


Anonymous said...

Hope you had snow tires for all that snow. Merry Christmas from Colorado!

mamafish said...

Good to know that everything continues to go so well. Trish, I am glad that you are able to enjoy the season and all the fun-parties and baking..yippee!

Merry Christmas to you and the family! I hope that 2009 will be a wonderful year. You all deserve it!


Anonymous said...

I just want to leave a little note to you so you know that you are awesome and I think of you and you absolutely inspire me on a daily basis. I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday. Lets get together soon.
Our new address is 1023 Riverton Dr.
Stop by anytime you are in the area, we are out of school until 1/6/09!! Ha 2009 already.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

Trisha...I am glad everything is going so well. I hope your holidays were everything you wished for and more. I think of you often and you keep inspiring me. From one survivor to another...have a GREAT new year.


Anonymous said...

Merry Belated Christmas! I hope the holidays were good to you all, a bit heckted for me driving all over visiting grandchildren! It's all good I love them. We haven't been home so I have not had the chance to check in. Your family looks great other than cayden's not too happy face with the snow or santa! May you all have a Happy New Year and I know the new year will bring you much more love and happiness along with good health! Love Ya Olga