[Update Oct. 31: Since the posting of these piece last night, I realized I neglected to report to you a major piece of news: I had an MRI last week that showed resolution of the spot where my cancer resided. There are still details with the report we want to clarify, but what is clear is that the drugs are working. We do know that this finding won’t change my immediate treatment plan. Further chemo and surgery are still on the horizon.
But for now, we’ll take the positive report and run with it! And again, thank you for your prayers of support.]
Well, I met Adria today, short for Adriamycin, my new chemotherapy drug. The red stuff caused an unusual sensation, leaving me warm inside.
Kinda reminded me of the feeling one has after a glass of bourbon. So far, so good.
It was great to have a week off from chemotherapy last week. I took the occasion of my “chemo holiday” to make a short trip to the beach with friends.
The time away was awesome. Relaxation, feeling better and seeing the Gulf.
But as I’ve mentioned before, I was anxious about Adria, as I hear she can be “testy.” At the Hinton home, we will treat her with respect and follow the rules so as to not get sideways with her. I expect that there will be complete harmony.
[Update: More than 24 hours after the dosage, I’m feeling tired and my legs feel heavy. I’m taking special care with what I eat, too. Last night it was chicken noodle soup; today it was a little cereal and then rice for lunch. After Saturday, the potential for nausea should decrease. At that point we will back off the Zofran and steroids I’m taking to help manage any side effects. We will see.]
4 thoughts on “A chemo holiday, a beach trip and meeting Adria”
Hello young lady…came across something today that I thought you’d like:
WHAT CANCER CANNOT DO
Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple Love.
It cannot shatter Hope.
It cannot corrode Faith.
It cannot destroy Peace.
It cannot kill Friendship.
It cannot suppress Memories.
It cannot silence Courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal Eternal Life.
It cannot conquer the Spirit.
Cancer is so limited!
Love and prayers!
Good luck with the new meds! We will be thinking of u up here in Ohio! Go war eagle. We love u!!!
We continue to think of you often. The beach always is good for my soul, too. Glad you had a relaxing time. Sending you lots of love.
So excited to hear there was nothing the last time they checked!!! I continue to lift you up in my prayers. Glad you guys were able to get away for a short vacation….the beach is always great for the soul!
Another verse I love!
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
GO KICK SOME Adria BUTT!!!! Love ya!
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