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Still Hanging in there!

I know I haven't posted lately, so I thought I'd bring you up to date on Emsnana's situation.    She started back on chemo after our Christmas/winter break, which was wonderful. She had a scan just before Christmas which indicated that her tumors were stable, so we  were happy to enjoy some time with the kids and grandchildren, and I had a meeting in DC which coincided with the cherry blossoms.  They were wonderful! . After the first month of treatments, she had a long-postponed cataract surgery. She had not been able to drive, and even reading became increasingly difficult. Those of you having treatment may know that chemo accelerates cataract formation, and if she did not survive I didn't want her also to be blind going into that "good night." The surgery went well, but the next week she came down with the flu! I suppose I should be grateful this happened while she was on break. She had had the flu shot, which may have helped, and the doc immediately put her on tamiflu. She got over that, but we had to postpone chemo another week. Tomorrow we will start again. She has not been feeling very good the last week and has some abdominal pains, which terrifies me. So pray for us that this is just a coincidence and that chemo will continue to fight this horrid monster in our midst. I am happy to report that we have passed the second anniversary of dx. If all goes well, we will get the other eye fixed in June.

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ok..my prayers... always a mixture of emotions postponing chemo...a reprieve for another week, yet also a postponement of treatment...such a nasty position to be in...comfort/discomfort/comfort/discomfort.... you got my prayers
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She is a brace warrier, so are you. Sending prayers.
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I'm glad Nan will be able to read! I also got the flu shot and was in bed/Jammie's for 4 days. Went out on Sunday for first time. The shot protected us a little. Blessings on starting up chemo. Tummy could hurt from coughing and the flu. And I'm happy about the two year anni!
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Better for her to regain her strength before venturing back into chemo. Our oncologist believes in frequent chemo breaks, and even lowers the chemo dose when my man is feeling sub-par.
Congratulations on enjoying a chemo-free Christmas, time with family, stable disease, and hitting that two year milestone. You guys are awesome......
XO Sue💜💪🏽
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Thinking of you guys. I hope she feels better soon. Take care of yourselves.
Hugs Jean
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Everyone I know that has had the flu this year has had the flu except me and I had a little pneumonia again. Good stuff that knocks you down. Thank god it did not get as bad as it was when I was getting chemo.
glad you enjoyed your Christmas break chemo free and got to see the young ones, hopefully.
Pray that her tumors stay stable and/or shrink some.
Wish you all the most imminent luck with your journey and a good day .
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