Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Getting ready to pump me up :)

I am getting ready to take my huge dose of steroids in preparation for Chemo Round V tomorrow.  I am taking a very high dose compared to the steroids they have prescribed in the past, so it makes me a little nervous.  It is going to be a different drug this time called Taxol. A low percentage of patients have an allergic reaction - so in preparation they have you take steroids.

Assuming I make it through ok, Taxol may end up being a much better experience than Adromiocin/Cytoxin. I won’t have to take the steroids post chemo, so may feel less wired after, the nausea is less AND may hair may even start to grow back :).  So we are charting new territory tomorrow.  I read these words tonight and they seemed fitting:

“On that very night, the night of the greatest suffering that has ever taken place in the world or that ever will take place, the Savior said:  ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you . . . let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid’.  I submit to you, that may be one of the Savior’s commandments that is . . . almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord’s merciful heart.  – Jeffrey R. Holland
I hope we can all take this beautiful reminder to heart as we face each challenge that lies ahead of us, no matter what they may be.  We are in this journey of life together friends –  and the bumps in the road are all part of a greater plan than we can comprehend.


  1. Amy! Amy! She's our gal if she can't to it. ........ Well that doesn't quite rhyme like I thought! Anywho! Kick butt!! Catch u next round!

  2. Cancer, Cancer, go away.
    Amy! Amy is here to STAY!
    You go girl! I'm so very proud of you!