Four Weeks Out of Treatment . . .

28 Apr

I had my last cancer treatment four weeks ago today. This is the first time I have been out of treatment for more than 21 days in over a year. Amazing. I can feel the difference. I am still tired, get tired easily. But, I have so much more energy now that I have been out an extra week from my last treatment. Of course, it causes me some worry – being out of treatment. The reason being that Herceptin presumably kills any cancer cells that might be floating around in your body, waiting to wreak havoc. Now that I am off of Herceptin I know longer have that protection. So, it makes me nervous. At one point, my oncologist considered keeping me on Herceptin longer than a year. She said that it would depend upon how much cancer was found during surgery.

I was terrified to go off of Herceptin. But, I am also glad to be off of it, glad to have completed the year of treatments. Hopefully it was enough and I will not have any recurrence. That is what I pray for now. I made it through this first hurdle – getting through a year and a month of treatment. So, that is definitely something. And, it was possible that I would not. But, I did. So, I think that speaks well for how I should do in the future. At least that is how I am looking at it.

Thank you for your prayers, and for your continued prayers.

Love and peace,

Lisa

4 Responses to “Four Weeks Out of Treatment . . .”

  1. Sandy Gougis April 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM #

    Lisa,

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. May that extra energy continue to heal you. You remain in my prayers.

    Love,
    Sandy

  2. cancerfree2b April 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM #

    Sandy,
    Thank you! It is wonderful to feel better, every day seems to be an improvement over the last. Needless to say, I am very pleased about that!

    So when are we going to Supermex?!!

    Love,
    Lisa

    • Sandy Gougis April 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM #

      Lisa,

      I’m out of town this weekend, so pick a day next week? Or next weekend, perhaps? Let’s go before your surgery!

      Love,
      Sandy

      • cancerfree2b April 29, 2010 at 11:36 PM #

        Sounds like a plan. Next week might be better than next weekend. I can meet for lunch or dinner – I should know more about my availability tomorrow – I have to schedule some pre-op stuff for next week and I don’t know the days/times yet. But, I think I should have it all squared away tomorrow. One of my appointments is in Long Beach, so maybe we can do it on that day (don’t know the day yet though :))

        We’ll figure it out I am sure. I look forward to it!

        Love,
        Lisa

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