Holy Jesus Joseph and Mary!! And St. Raphael too!! This is what it looks like when your Oncologist messages you on a Sunday saying ‘yay yay yay’ that your tumor markers* have dropped again!!! Big time!!! Started at 225, then down to 174, and now 89!!!!!! 8Freaking9!!!! Wheeeeee!! Yippeeeeee!!! Merry Christmas to me!!!!! It’s not just this chemo Xeloda, it’s your love and support and prayers for me!!! Wheeeeee!! If the skin weren’t peeling off my feet from chemo, I’d be dancing in the streets!! It’s worth it!! Wheeeee!!! I feel like George Bailey in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life!!’ ‘I want to live again, please God let me live again’ and God answers his prayer! If you see a crazy blond chemo menopausal brain doing a Baptist praise dance on the streets of Vallejo, it’s me, it’s me Oh Lord!!!
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Beginning of first cycle:
Wheeeee!! Merry Christmas!!
Isiah 9:6. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
*What is a tumor marker? The blood test called CA 15-3 is used to detect cancer antigens, most notably breast cancer cells. Not everyone shows tumor markers, but they’ve always been a reflection for me of how treatment is working or not.