Thursday, April 6, 2006

Doctor Haley...

I had an appointment with Dr. Haley this morning. It was a great appointment. She went over my PET scan results and reinterated that it was a good scan. She said that I might always have "evidence" of cancer in the bone, even though it is healing. She said that cancer in the bone that remains stagnant is what they work towards. That seemed good to me.

Currently I go to get an infusion of a drug called Xeloda which is specifically for the bone disease every 4 weeks and a treatment of Herceptin which is an antibody every 3 weeks. It was getting a little hard to arrange childcare so often as well as make the trek to Dallas. So I asked Dr. Haley if we could combine the treatments, and she agreed. Now, I will only have to go once every 3 weeks. This might not sound like much, but this really halves my appoinments each month, so it means a lot to me. She also gave me an antibiotic for an infection in my big toe (no, I am not joking). Now I can say that Dr. Haley treats me all the way to the tip of my toes.

I have had a great night this evening. Jeremy, Kathryn and Jessica from our old college group came over to visit. It was good to visit and spend time with friends. It is one of my favorite things to do.

I am planning Bryn's birthday party at the end of April and we were going over who to invite. It is basically all family and a few friends, but for some reason Bryn thought she had to choose between Jake or I coming. I did not know what she was thinking about for so long, when she finally said, "I think I'll pick daddy to come to my party." I said that both her daddy and I would be able to come. She said, "Well, okay." I guess it is sweet to have a daddy's girl, but I will be attending the party!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jess,

Good to hear from you. I'm glad that you finally got to see Dr. Haley. Keep up the good thoughts!

Love, Janette

Carol said...

Your friends in New York are so glad the news from Dr. Haley continues to be positive! Enjoy this holiday season we've all got so much to be grateful for! (Look...I'm only 2nd behind your Aunt Janette!)

Amy Sayegh said...

Hi Jessica, I have two daddy's girls, too. My 7 year old just swoons when he's around. I feel like we are living a parallel life. I'm planning my daughter's 6th birthday party in April, too! And Yes, my hair looks alot like yours. You look fantastic! My husband calls it my "Fro". I'm so glad to hear the good news. Soon your bones will heal as well! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

Jess and Jake,
If you only knew the smiles that you bring to others. Your blog touches so many lives and inspires us all everyday. What seems like nothing events for you we ADORE hearing about. You both have such a way of writing. From the tip of your curly head to the tip of your toes you are greatly loved and admired.
Love you!

Marta said...


I was very glad to here the good news from Dr. Haley. I have been following your blog for a very long time now, but never left a comment. So here it first one.

God bless you and your beautiful family. You are all in my prayers.

Marta (Elizabeth's cousin from NY)