2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Treatment Continues and Life Goes On

Friday I had my first infusion of Avastin. While the potential list of scary side effects is long, the reality it most people aren't even aware they've received the drug. Thankfully I seem to be in that group. Other than feeling a little run down Friday night, it was business as usual around here.

Dad and Becky have been here this weekend. The girls have been BUSY!! There has been major Easter egg hunting every day. Lots of candy consumed. The girls are so pleased. Pops and Grammy ROCK!

I also started my chemotherapy pills on Saturday morning. I have now had 1.5 days worth and seem to be feeling okay. I am a little nauseated, but I already was before due to my liver being enlarged. I have noticed that my taste buds have already started changing. This was a problem when I took chemo the first time. I lost my sense of taste for weeks at a time. Let me tell you, it sure takes the fun out of eating. I made pot roast and all that goes with it for Easter dinner today and banana pudding for dessert and couldn't taste most of it. What I did taste seemed super salty to me (though everyone assured me it wasn't). So needless to say, even if I felt like eating...what's the point? There's no fun in it if you can't taste it!!

So all in all, I am feeling good so far. I still have 12 more days of pills though, so I reserve the right to withdraw that statement! :)

Thanks for all of the cards, gifts, prayers and support. It means so very much to us all!


  1. Fran your are a very inspiring and strong person. You are in my thoughts and prayers ALWAYS!!
    Love, Frances Frysinger

  2. He is risen! Candy eggs and sugar rushes are big, BIG fun. ;)

    Love you, Fran. Thinking of you every day.

  3. So thankful you had some family visiting. Praying this treatment is your easiest one yet!
    Much love,

  4. I'm praying that you do have an easier time with your treatment and that you see the results quickly. Loving you for a distance, but as close as a heartbeat. All my love... filled with lots of hugs and kisses, Theresa (aka TC)

  5. lovin you bunches ! janie

  6. Love you, Fran. Praying for you and your precious family!