2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Same story...different day

I know many of you think that since I haven't posted lately I must not be feeling well. Not so--I just don't have anything interesting to say. This last round of chemo has been a fairly easy one. My nausea medications are doing their jobs and I am feeling well. I am getting ready to go into the low white count phase which will make me tired, but otherwise I will feel good. I have lab work tomorrow and will be low so I'll have my stomach shots as usual. They are really quite routine now and it is strange what becomes "normal" when you have cancer. I should have my numbers back up by Wednesday.

We are still waiting for the ultrasound results. Dr. Q said my mammogram came back normal. Don't get excited just yet--if you remember my initial mammogram was "normal" too. Apparently my cancer doesn't show up well except via ultrasound. We hopefully will have those results soon. We know the chemo is doing it's job as you can't feel my tumor any longer. Now we are just trying to determine when surgery will be scheduled. I will meet with the surgeon as well as plastic surgeon soon to discuss "the plan".

This week will also be great because my dear sweet Robin will be arriving from Virginia on Wednesday! We haven't seen each other since June 2001! Oh how I've missed her and can't wait to spend a few days together. I can't believe so much time has passed since we've seen one another, but it will be like we were just together yesterday. We have always had that kind of friendship and I love her for it.

Thanks for all the continued love and support. I hope you all have a wonderful week!


  1. Hi Fran,

    It's Sandy Robin's mom. I have been following your battle with cancer and am so proud of you for your faith in God and family. You have been on our prayer list at church (even when I couldn't remember your last name and we just prayed for "Fran - Robin's friend"). Robin finally added your last name at Christmas.

    Thank you so much for your nice words about Robin. We consider you an extended part of our family even though we don't get to see you much.

    A very good friend of ours just left for Houston today to see cancer doctors out there. He has melanoma and this is his last hope. His name is Ronnie Sain so please keep him and his family in your prayers.

    Bless you for your faith and for keeping us up to date with news. Hope you and Robin have a nice visit and we will keeping praying for you.

    Love you like a daughter,

  2. Talked with Emily today. Her internet is down, so she keeps up with your progress via telephone. She says to tell you hello and that they are praying for you daily. She says that Hunter (who will be 3 next month) ALWAYS adds you to his little prayer every night,"And God bwess Cousin Fwannie".....and we both know that God is listening and answering his prayer!
    Dustin and Ricki are keeping up with your blog. Jeremy should be back from his two week hunt in Mexico and will be glad to hear the positive news.
    Love to Ed and Emma.

  3. Dear Fran,
    Welcome to the roller coaster of breast cancer - and it sounds like you are coping really really well..I found your blog through Dalene and thought I would come and have a look and wish you all the best,

    Thinking of you,


  4. Family In AtlantaJanuary 18, 2006

    Fran, Your encouraging words, emotions and strength you share through your blog are not unnoticed by all of us. We have all forwarded your blog to many loved ones to give them the support you contine to give us. You are a remarkable woman, mother and wife. I love you and bless you today and always. I hope you have a good report today! Love from all, Gary, Pat, Jessica & Lehman Howington (Family in Atlanta)