Tuesday, February 24, 2009

still 2 2 go

soooo.. trish headed off to her second to last radiation treatment yesterday, so we thought.

dr. horst took a look at trish's blistering skin and decided to give trish a week off from radiation rather than irritate her skin even more, and possibly pop the blisters.

there is maybe a 1/2 dozen blisters, and they are pretty small.. id say about 1/4 the size of an eraser on the end of a pencil, but they are annoying...
especially when trish's skin is really itchy (poison oak like she says), and she cant really scratch much without popping a blister

so the good news... no radiation for 7 days

the bad news... still two more sessions to go

the gooder news..

we are back at the cancer center today for trish's tri-weekly herceptin, and that means trish wont have to double dip the radiation and herceptin today..

we got her about 9:30am and got to the window seat around 10am.
nurse bev is working with trish today and she got trish's pre-med cocktails flowing.

the herceptin will hopefully begin before noon, and we should be home around 2pm

thanks for checking in


Anonymous said...

Hey guys - just checking in! Sounds like everything's progressing smoothly - other than the blisters. Sorry Trishy - that definitely sucks, but you are one tough cookie and I know you can handle it. You're almost done and I'm so proud of you. Miss ya and can't wait to see you this weekend. Thanks Oak for the updates! Love you guys. Mon

Anonymous said...

Hi Zusje,
Just thinking of the good news, that your skin will get a week's rest! Hay, what's another week for you? You have come so far getting all your medication and radiation!
Hang in there!
Love from the whole Doorn family,

mamafish said...

You are so close to being finished! It's a good opportunity to get your body feeling better and then your last hurrah! You are awesome! Take care, Hanna

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Anonymous said...

Hi Trisha

this is Mark I'am a friend of Olga's,and also Serena and Steve,so glad to hear that things are progessing,and you are getting closer to the end,if there is anything I can do please do not hesitate,to call and a hello to you Oak,well good luck,and take care,my prayers are with you.