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Mount A/C

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I made it down the other side of Mount A/C!  I conquered it.  It was quite a trek and I never want to do it again, but I’m glad it’s done.  I hope none of you ever have to experience it.   For those of you who’ve gone through it, we now belong to a sisterhood of strong women! 

Now….on to Taxol.  We’re doing a dose dense round of Taxol.  This means every two weeks, just like A/C.  I keep making the nurses, techs and cancer survivors promise me that Taxol isn’t as bad as A/C.  I’m clinging to hope that I won’t have to deal with nausea anymore.  I just can’t do it again.  They tell me it’s not a cake walk, but I won’t have to deal with nausea.  They say I’ll have pain in my muscles and bones.  Tingling and numbness in my hands and feet.  I don’t look forward to that.  Somtimes people can’t tolerate the dose dense version because tingling and numbness in the hands and feet become progressively worse and never go away.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen to me.  Maybe God will work a miracle and grant me four pain and problem free chemo treatments.  He can ya know. 

I’ve decided to switch surgeons to Dr. Liberty-Hoberman for the mastectomy.  Thanks to everyone for your referrals.  No offense to Dr. Housekamp, I just prefer a lady doctor.  Dr. Housekamp is a wonderful person and I feel bad for switching, but I gotta do what I gotta do.   

Oh and my Jeremiah verse still pops up time to time in various greeting cards and emails.  I love it. 

18 Responses to “Mount A/C”

  1. Tina Amaya says:

    Yeah! So glad to hear that you are over the hump! Continuing to keep your entire family in our prayers….. am so very proud of how strong you are! Keep it up. Tina

  2. Cara Maat says:

    you are a queen lindy!! love you!

  3. Aunt Kathy says:

    Thanks for your endearing spirit and strength Lindy!
    We will continue to lift you to the Lord for relief during your next round of treatments!
    Love and prayers to you and the family!

  4. kathy says:

    Mt. A/C, Mt. Everest whatever…you did it. Yeah!!!

  5. Christa Meeuwsen says:

    Way to conquer that part of !chemo girl! I know that it has been tough and you are so sick of it but your attitude and faith is Christ’s healing never changes!! Keep it up and He will give you the strength to finish the treatment. Will pray for you!

  6. amy colthorrp says:

    congrats on making it through AC!

    I had more issues with taxol but very little issues with AC. I highly rec. having a prescription for Neurontin on hand. I had a terrible time after the first round. When I complained to my chemo nurse durning my second round- she called in some Neurontin. IMHO, the best drug I have ever taken. Still had pain, but was tolerable.

    I am praying that you never need the drug as you deserve an easier ride with taxol. It also gave me a sinus headache which was helped by slowing down the taxol drip rate.

    On a happier note, I had my last taxol last aug. 26 and I was hat free by Christmas! (although taxol made my eyebrows and eyelashes fall out twice)

  7. Aunt Carole says:

    We’re soooo happy for you to be this far in your treatments! Way to go, girl!!! You amaze us all with your strength, faith, and witness. God is using you strongly! Someday when your children are old enough to understand all this and hear your stories, they, too, will praise God for the faith of their mother and father. They are so blessed to have you! And we believe that “have you” they will – for a very long time to come. As you walk this journey, remember the word “focus” – to keep it on God and not your circumstances. We love you, Lindy, and pray, pray, pray, for you and your family. Great is God’s faithfulness – His mercies are new every morning. Love & Prayers…

  8. Lindy … I am on the kind that makes you really sore.. they told me it was like being hit by a bus. I take treatment on Thursdays.. and start feeling a little sore on Saturday night… then Sunday and Monday are rough. So far I have been able to stay on my daily schedule.. I go to church and family activities on Sunday and have worked on Mondays.. but am a little miserable. I take motrin..2 hours later Tylenol…2 hrs later motrin, etc. And, it does help. But, I think it is better than being sick to your stomoach. Don’t know if this helps or not.. I have been reading and praying for you.

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