Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Here I go again, but for the last time. I had the IV Taxol today without a problem and had an appointment with my oncologist. We asked about maintenance therapy, something relatively new that my surgeon told us about. She'll be looking in to it. "It" would involve monthly IV taxol for a year, at doses much lower than what I am getting now.

John is excited about this being day one of the last chemo cycle, and I should be excited. Right now I am more relieved than anything else. I'll head to the hospital tomorrow for the first of two rotisserie treatments.

John has had the project of scraping, then treating and painting the rusty bottom of our utility trailer. It looks better and is all ready for Fall gardening projects. I've worked outside a few days this week, still trying to get rid of unwanted grass and bishop's weed. It felt good to do something useful.
I'll need all of your support for this next 3 weeks so I've planned to blog daily. Just knowing all of you care and are reading the blog is all I'll need. Thank you.


  1. You've got our support, Kay. Keep up the good work on your blog and please know that your friends are reading it and praying for you.

  2. I have been following you and thinking of you daily. I know this has been difficult and I commend you for sharing it with all of us. I know how scared I was and so far I have some through unscathed. I could have been sitting there with you had I not caught mine when I did. So glad to hear you are on your last treatment and hope the maintenance will work and get you back on your feet and feeling wonderful again. Keeping you in my prayers--Linda

  3. Hi Kay -

    I'm checking in for the three-week vigil and will be marking the days off on my kitchen calendar.

    Sweet Isabelle left me with a small gift . . . a sore throat. No doubt something she picked up at child care, but it's not bad and I think some extra sleep over the holiday weekend should do the trick.

    Please tell John that our child protection coalition is gearing up to get involved in some legislative Interim Studies on the subject of privatization of child welfare services. We're having to do a lot of education because many of our elected officials don't know that we already have private contractors and they also haven't done the research to know what other states have experienced. We have a wonderful legislative liaison who loves advocating for children and I'm learning as we go on this one. I'll keep you posted on the outcome of our Sept. 28th session, which is actually three studies rolled into one. I would be curious to know if Idaho is looking at this issue.

    Love and hugs to both of you,

  4. Fall is just around the corner Kay. A new season, beautiful colors to enjoy ,and crisper air to breath.