Wednesday, July 01, 2009

gooder news

Hey everybody. My tumor marker is down to 55! You can check previous posts to compare notes. 39 is normal and means that my cancer is not growing any more. It does not reflect how much I have in me, though I think it is definitely weaker. I am also suddenly putting on the poundage. That is, I gained 5lbs in two weeks eating the same way I was when I was not gaining weight. So… I am now needing to get pants AGAIN, but for a different reason. All the skinny pants I got, don’t fit. I will put them away for a rainy day, but meanwhile, I am feeling good, eating good, gardening, biking a very little bit and generally doing the ‘life’ thing. The weight gain and the tumor marker drop are all good news. I am also going to get fewer steroids with my chemo starting next week. Yippie. I am however getting more sensitive to the Benadryl and it is knocking me out for 6 hours at this point. I do like sleeping, so it is not the end of the world, it just throws my sleep schedule off a bit mid week.
Love love and talk to you soon….
Rebecca

4 comments:

Barbara Perry said...

so pleased to hear you are doing well and putting on weight.Enjoy the summer.Love Barbara Perry

East Bay Gentlemen's Club said...

Woo-hooo!! I am so happy for you!
Love,
Denise

Rachel said...

I like the gooder news!

E said...

HI REBECCA, AND GREETINGS FROM ISRAEL...WE'RE THINKING OF YOU AND FANI, GABI'S MOM, SAYS HI. GLAD TO HEAR THIS NEWSֱֱֱ SORRY, BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIGURE THE LOWER CASE THING OUT. THIS COMPUTER LIKES HEBREW BETTERֱ HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON WHEN I GET BACK.
LOVE,
LIZZY