Monday, August 23, 2010

Arizona 8-23-10

TODAY!! well we just got done with treatment :) this morning was pretty slow...our first appointment wasnt until 11:45 {we thought it was earlier} were staying with timari so we had her drop us off on her way to we waited for a couple hours before actually having to do anything! When it was finally time to meet with people, jason had labs done then we had an hour to kill {so we ate lunch} we met with the dr. {not ours he isnt here mondays...but thats ok we will see him in 3 weeks.} he told us the labs looked great! {so we coudl have another treatment} We told him about the pain in jasons side, and said that we think it might be his appendix, he told us if it keeps giving him toubles to call! but if nothing too horrible happens we will be okay to wait until next time and Jason will have a full body scan, to show whats causing the pain. after that we met with our nutritionist, naturopathic dr, and our care manager.
OH!!! i guess we havent shared this with our blog stalkers! we are totally going to Hawaii! :)) timari {my cousin} is getting married, and totally hooking us up! we fly out of AZ this Wednesday {August 25} we are uber excited!! :) i think thats all i have to tell you! :))

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


so i was reading the blog {checking jasons post!} and realized i didnt do a post about what happened with the BBQ from KBER. well we didnt get it :( they said they wanted to do it for us, but it wasnt feesable for them to come all the way to logan... so we were pretty bummed!! :(( but they are going to send us to a BEES game {baseball} they are giving us a suite, and catering it! :) so were pretty excited for that! but we still wish we could have gotten the BBQ from KBER...but oh well, ya win some ya lose some...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good News!

So Hope was getting tired of being the only one to write on the blog.... so I'm going to give it a shot. Just don't expect too much of me. We went back down to Arizona on the 2nd for yet another round of chemo and some scans to see how well things were going for either me or cancer. So the first morning we started out early to get my scan all done and over with then it's time to wait for the doctors... that can be a very long wait sometimes and that day they were short staffed but finally trusty Dr. Brunk shows up to check me out tells us how everyone is kind of behind then decides to go check the scan. Meanwhile the naturopathic Dr. came in and put me on another pill COQ 10 which is supposed to help my heart then after a couple of nurses stop by to ask us if we could use a bottle of water or something while we wait the Doctor returns with GREAT news... the tumors in my head had shrunk and the edema surrounding them had also gone down a bit! This is the first good news we've ever heard on my cancer.
So after the good news I still had to see the acupuncturist fella, but was slightly nervous having never been to one before. They set it up so it was supposed to relieve stress, as the guy starts stabbing my ears, between my eyes, my hands, legs and feet kind of explaining how the nerves are supposed to be connected to organs and such to help me feel better as I lay like a pin cushion. After like 45 mins. the pins we're removed and I didn't feel any different or better, oh well it was worth a shot. They also set me up to talk to the physical therapist to see if they could help me out with regaining strength. As walked in the physical therapist talked to me for like 10 minutes then decided that there was nothing she could do nor could she justify to my insurance company any need for me to be in any physical therapy.
Now we just have to head back to Arizona every 3 ish weeks so I can be juiced up again and figure out how things are looking :) hopefully only more good news!