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Round 2, with the Pit Crew

Physical side effects were a bit better, but the psychological/emotional challenges were way better for us. Still had that nasty chest pain, and threw up around 4am this morning, but it was all way more manageable. When you know what to expect, even if its really shitty, its easier than when its unknown. So we kind of expected the barfing, kind of expected the chest pain and could at least better control the blood sugar issues thanks to the insulin strategy our GP and her nurse practitioner came up with. Both of them called today and yesterday to see if all was going ok and to make sure we didnt have any more questions. Pretty amazing care. Really, we are very lucky to have such an amazing system of super professionals helping us. Too bad the GI from pre diagnosis was the C- in all this as everyone else has been A++. Even the pharmacist just called from Marchese. Because Kath could not keep the steroid pills down, we got them in IV form this time around. He called just now to see how it was going and what our schedule was like so the repeats would come in a timely manner. Yes, on a Sunday. Very cool.
So cycle #2 with help from the crew is almost behind us. A little recovery now, and more importantly, hopefully all those chemicals are beating back those little cancer mets.

—Mike

About In the Cancer Bubble

I am Kathleen's partner of almost 25yrs supporting her through this very tough and rough spot.

11 responses to “Round 2, with the Pit Crew

  1. west coast Lisa ⋅

    And I see that Orville is doing his part, too!

  2. Stacee Forrester ⋅

    Hi there,

    Way to go with your beautiful positivity – you really do inspire me I must say. I am so glad that Drew was able to spend some time with you – he is so great at really “being there” and is such a bright light. I wish you good sleeps and lots of warm hugs.

    Stacee

  3. judy ⋅

    Hi Kathleen,
    Looking good. Glad to hear that round 2 went well. Thinking of you Love Judy Rob and Michael

  4. Stacee Forrester ⋅

    Hi again, would you be able to email your mailing address to me please…I know Drew gave it to me but heck if I can find my address book….back at school and feeling a bit disorganized (s?) so I would love it please and thankyou. (staceef@gmail.com)

    Kath, you look absolutely beautiful. Throughout all of this, you have maintained that wonderful smile of yours….wow! You are truly truly an advanced soul of wonderment. Wow.

    best thoughts your way,

    Stacee

  5. Terry and Colleen ⋅

    You have a wonderful support team around you, and your
    4-legged buddy is no slouch either! Kathleen your pics are beautiful! You are shining despite any setback. Big hugs, Colleen and Terry

  6. Catherine Bolger ⋅

    I walked to work today and the sun made me smile. Then I read this post and my smile got a lot bigger! So happy things are progressing better for you both!

  7. Stephanie Filsinger ⋅

    As always, Kathleen, you and your husband are inspiring. Sending positive vibes your way from all us of here at Propel 🙂

  8. therainydaydogwalker ⋅

    I think your “pit crew” think you are pretty awesome too….I know you guys think you are just being yourselves…..and you have no other way to “be”…..I guess we could all take a page from this blog and decide to just “be awesome”…. …everyday…….imagine if all of us just showed our “awesome” side, all the time…….the world would be……wait for it……..”AWESOME!”.

  9. Anita ⋅

    Hi Kathleen,
    Diane gave us all an update on how you are doing (at this evening’s meeting). She moved as us as she spoke of your strength and courage as you go through your chemo treatment. We are all thinking of you. Keep up the fight!

  10. Dwarriner ⋅

    Hi Kathleen,
    As you saw from Anita’s message I gave an update on our visit with you at Sole last Thursday.
    I told them how good you looked and they could see for themselves on the blog.
    A few came up to me afterwards, in particular, Jan Meier who asked my advice about contacting you and Mike. She said she had sent messages a few times but did not want to be seen as harrassing you.
    I told her to keep sending messages and when you were feeling up to it, you would reply and that was what happened with Keith and I .
    I said you loved to get messages as it helped you know you had a lot of people rooting for you both. Heather sends her warmest regards.
    On a funny note, Deb Smith, Joanne Raymond, Sally Kemp and I were working one of the gates yesterday at The Ploughing match in our big rubber boots. We had a fun time and when you look at Tuesdays weather and todays, we lucked out big time.
    I’ll end with my british expression which always makes Rhonda laugh, “Keep your pecker up”.
    Diane

  11. ~ Jill ⋅

    Dear Kathleen and Mike,

    Thank you both for making time in your day to meet up for a delightful and delicious lunch at the Nogat Delicatessen. As always, it was fabulous spending time with you both (and of course with Elaine, Drew and Richard). I feel very honoured to spend time in your company and truly appreciate you making time for my sisters and me especially knowing all that is happening in your busy days. It certainly makes our trips to the K/W/Cambridge area all that more special when we have a opportunity to spend time with you. Wishing you many more of those beautiful days that you so generously share with us in your blog postings.

    ❤ ~ Jill

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