2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm Still Alive

After seeing my oncologist on Thursday, we decided that it was best for me to put my treatment on hold for a few days. I will start my chemo pills again on April 24 at a lower dosage. Hopefully this lower dosage will not produce such severe side effects this next time around. In the meantime, I am recovering from the 9 days worth of pills I did take. I have now been without them for 1 week. Most of my symptoms are gone except for a few residual mouth sores. I still can't eat my normal menu, but it has improved from the air and water I was able to consume for a few days there.

Today I had my second Avastin treatment. It didn't cause me any problems last time. I am hopeful this round will be uneventful as well. I am a bit nervous to start my chemo pills again this weekend. I am just now starting to feel "better" (and I use that word loosely). It's all about finding the right balance of medications. I know I won't be able to go through this without side effects, but if we can them down to a minimum that would be great. Thanks.

So that is the latest news in the world of breast cancer. I hope to come to you again soon with a much happier report. They've all been a bit dark and sad lately, but you know what....that's been my life with cancer lately.


  1. Hi Fran,
    My name is Stacey and I know you from a few years back on the FIAR boards. Please know that my family is praying for you and your dear family. You are such a strong woman. You are handling this with such grace and faith. Thank you for writing about your experience here.
    Stacey Marsengill (West Palm Beach, FL)

  2. Hang in there Fran. I continue to pray for you daily. You can do this. ;)

    Billy Jean-FIAR Boards

  3. Checking in to see how you are feeling. Glad to hear you are a little better, friend. Praying the right balance of meds can be found. (((Frain))) Sending love, hugs, and many prayers~

  4. It's 2a.m. and God stirred my sleep to pray for you. God knows and loves you. May you feel His presence and rest comfortably during the coming week. You encouraged me several years ago on the FIAR board.