11-27-11

Well Peeps, I got the doppler done Friday on my stankie leg, and the news is that I have a blood clot, a very big one, that goes from my groin to my calf.  As soon as the technician finished the test he called my most awesome general practioner Dr. Jubay who immediately got on the phone to me.  He started lovenox injections (blood thinner) every 12 hours that night, and put me on coumadin.  I get blood work done every morning to check my clotting time while they are trying to get me “therapeutic”.  At that point I won’t have to go for the injections any longer.  I sleep with a very tight ted hose on that leg which promotes circulation and really does make my leg feel better.  I had been experiencing a lot of pain.  Today I am much better!  YAY!  I have a few “don’ts”  to add to my previous list.  Not quite on bed rest, I can walk around the house some, not supposed to stand for very long at all, no travelling, no rubbing my legs, no grocery shopping, mall shopping or anything like that.  He said I will be better in a week or two, but treatment can take 4 to 6 months or possibly a year.  I will see Dr. Jubay in the morning and find out how I am doing.  I know I will never be given more than I can handle or that will give me more patience and a deeper understanding.  So I am trying to hang in there!  The most wonderful thing is that I had the most awesome Thanksgiving at home with my family!  Thank you Jesus!  Hope yours was wonderful too!

Until next time,

Holly

 

11-24-11

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I have so much to be thankful for….for my amazing husband, family, and friends, for all of your hopeful support, prayers, positive comments, cheer, and love!  I especially am thankful for my donor who has saved my life.  I was just thinking last night as I was tossing and turning at 3:00 a.m. (!) that it was about 10 months ago when Dr. Garcia-Manero, my Doctor at MD Anderson gave me 6 to 12 months to live unless I had a stem cell transplant.  Here I am free of cancer and on my way to good health!  Now that is something to be thankful for!  Still battling issues, the latest of which is a very swollen and painful left leg from my knee down to my toes.  Dr. Jubay saw me yesterday and has me scheduled tomorrow for a doppler to see if I have a blood clot.

My appointments at MD Anderson went well, I don’t yet have results of my bone marrow biopsy.  The cytology portion of the test, which is what we are really interested in, takes 2 to 3 weeks.  Hopefully I will get results this next week.  Good news was that I don’t have to go back for 3 months this time! I’m still making weekly trips to Amarillo for blood work at Harrington.

After we left Houston, we drove to San Angelo where we met Wade’s brother, Steve, his wife Mary (who live between Reno and Tahoe) and their daughter Mandy, his brother Clay (who lives in Montana) and niece Megan and her husband Miles from Stephenville.  They spent the weekend going through and cleaning out their Mom’s house and getting it ready to sell.  Even though that is never an easy thing to do, those guys had some funny stories and it was a nice weekend.  Us girls managed to shop a little bit at Hobby Lobby and The Sassy Fox which was fun.

I hope you are all blessed with a wonderful day today with family, friends, and good food.  I am so looking forward to this day!  God bless each and every one of you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Love,

Holly

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve, Wade, and Clay

11-08-11

About to leave for Houston….ready to find out what Dr. Hosing has in store for me!  It will take a couple of weeks to get the results of my bone marrow biopsy which will tell us exactly how I am doing.  I have several other diagnostic tests scheduled also.  I will blog about my appointments when I get back home next week.

I had a great visit with Monte and Lorraine Saturday!  Here is a pic:

 

 

Have a great week!

Holly

 

10-31-11 Happy Halloween!

MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN 🙂                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Harley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Charlie and Stevie

 

OH HOW I LOVE THEM  🙂