Sunday, June 3, 2012

On Edge

This coming Friday we see the doctor again and order new scans to see if our decision to stop all treatment was the right decision.

We stopped because we were not certain that the treatment was what was keeping the cancer away or not, but we did know that it was causing a lot of problems with Tina's health....permanent nerve damage, slow healing, and it was making her weaker by the day. We hoped that stopping would allow her to heal and grow stronger. That way, if there were a recurrence, she would be strong enough to fight and handle the medicine/poison.

I'm sooooo on edge now. Scared our decision was the wrong one. Scared the cancer might be back. I'm so nervous these days I can't sit still and I feel very alone in the world.

I've started guided meditation almost every morning (5 days a week) in an effort to control my nerves. I listen to Tara Brach's guided meditations and her voice in itself calms me, although my mind wanders throughout. I expect I'll get better at it, as time goes on.

We see the doctor in 5 days, I expect the scans to be ordered the following week, and results the week after that.

Send good vibes our way friends.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 2012 - Going and Getting Stronger!

Things are going pretty good. No recurrence....treatment going well. The weird thing is I'm more afraid of a recurrence then this normal?

T has started working with a trainer at the gym who works with people who have limitations due to cancer & treatment. The effects are already showing. She seems to have more energy, and aside from some soreness in the she's doing really well. PLUS, having an appointment with a trainer, motivates her to go.

Really proud of her!