2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Body Says NO

Nine days was apparently my limit. If you've been following along you know that I've had some side effects from day one. I reached my limit Sunday night. In the spirit of being real and sharing what it's like to live life with cancer, I want to share the full details. However, since I know many of you in real life I will try to be delicate and not share so much that seeing you out socially will cause an awkward moment for us. :)

My mouth has finally fully erupted in open, bloody sores. They are throughout my mouth and down my throat. This is also indicative of what is going on with my other soft membranes--mainly my intestines. If I have open, bloody sores in my mouth then I have them in my intestines as well. I received proof of that after going to the restroom Sunday morning. I won't get anymore graphic then that, but let's just say it was alarming.

My feet have now also developed blisters on the soles. They are large about the size of quarters and are on the balls of my feet at the moment. My hands are running a bit behind my feet, but I think they are headed in the same direction. I am also starting to have nose bleeds.

So with all of that coming to a head Sunday night, I decided to not take my chemo pills yesterday morning and call my oncologist. He agreed for me to stop them until he sees me on Thursday. We will look at my lab work, review the results of the bone scan I had yesterday and then decide how to proceed. I'm happy for the reprieve. This poor little body is in pretty bad shape right now.

On a good note though, my liver pain is much less. Side effects=killing cancer...hopefully.


  1. Dear friend, I'm weeping and crying out to God with you this morning. I'm so sorry for the physical pain and discomfort you're experiencing, and I'm asking our God to truly comfort you and minister to your every need. Praying there will be another option that will be more gentle on your body. Thinking of you and praying for you everyday, friend. XOXO

  2. Oh Fran, I'm just heartbroken with you that you are facing this. I'm praying for supernatural healing, for God's comfort, for His peace and mercy to just pour down over your body and household. Praying and thinking of you daily...love you!

  3. Fran, I am so sorry the treatment is so harsh. I am thankful for the reprieve and for the decrease in liver pain. I am praying for you and your family.
    Ann Carey

  4. Praying for you today. I am so sorry you are having to walk this road. I am so glad we serve a God who is bigger than all of this!

  5. Best wishes <3

  6. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:10
    He is our hope, our only hope. God bless you and your family Fran.

  7. Oh Fran. I am so sorry that you are experiencing such side effects. Praying for your supernatural healing and comfort. (((friend)))