05-18-12 Dr. Chitra Hosing and Erin Frazier, P.A.

*I’m finally getting back to the blog…I started this blog a few days ago, and decided to take a few minutes to finish it.  I started it with good news, but am ending with sadness*.

It has been a whirlwind, but thanks for being loyal followers!  In fact a couple of weeks ago my counter registered over 20,000 hits!  That made me so happy!  I totally appreciate all of the hits, comments, interest, and concern.

Last week Wade and I went to Houston for my appointment with Dr. Hosing.  As usual, I looked forward to my appointment, hoping for good news and getting to see my Doctor and P. A. again.  My appointment went very well…liver function was improved, I can start getting my childhood immunizations as soon as I am off Coumadin, and I don’t need to return for 3 months!  GVHD is still in my gums and I will treat it with mouthwash they prescribed for me.  At the next appointment in 3 months I will maybe be able to start weaning off of my sirolimus  if I have no problems with GVHD.  This is great news!  Another exciting thing was that I signed forms to be sent to my donor to find out if he wishes to remain anonymous or would agree to meet me!  My first transplant birthday is next week, May 24.  What a milestone!

I always feel like I am going back home when I make these treks to the stem cell transplant department at MD Anderson Cance Center.  I feel like I am in the best care possible…I have so much love and respect for my Doctor, Dr. Hosing, my PA Erin, and my nurse Kelli, whom I forgot to take a photo of.  I will try to remember next time!  These are amazing women who truly care!  Dr. Hosing has gotten me safely through some pretty rough times.  And sweet Erin is always available to help when issues crop up along the way.  Top photo is me with Dr. Hosing, bottom photo is me with Erin (and my new head of hair!)  I am so thankful for these ladies and love them dearly.  They truly are a blessing to me!

A lot of events have happened along the way since this appointment 9 days ago.  Here is a brief rundown.  I  will blog more about specifics later.

5/10 – flew to Dallas

5/11- Wade had a day long preventative diagnostic physical at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas in honor of his recent 50th birthday.  They found his 3rd Castleman’s tumor in his chest, a rare usually benign tumor.  Most Doctor’s have to go look this one up!  His brother also had one, and his daughter, Shelby, has had one.

5/13 – A Happy Mother’s Day…back in Hereford

5/14 –  Appointment with Dr. Ravipati in Amarillo and then plans to start cycle 9 of vidaza chemotherapy.  I had a mild sore throat that morning and a lower white blood count, so Dr. Ravipati ordered a neupogen shot for that day and the next and postponed chemo until next week.  I couldn’t understand this sore throat and delay.

5/15 – back to Amarillo for another neupogen shot. This morning I got a call from my sister, Jan, that my mother’s health was deteriorating rapidly.  She has been on home hospice care for 3 weeks.  I then realized it was another “timing” issue, possibly like the one I described in my Colby Blog.  I now understood that my mild sore throat that went away quickly had freed up my week to be in Tyler.

5/16 – flew to Tyler to be with my family and my Mama.  We remain by her bedside.  We have shared so many wonderful memories…and lots of tears.

5/18 – my plans are to fly home tomorrow.  Please pray for my family and especially my sweet Daddy who is so very sad.  He has been with my mama since they were 7th graders.  They have been together for over 73 years and are a huge inspiration to all who knew them.

I will blog again when I can.

Holly

5/18/2012 – 12:30 pm – My Mama is now in the arms of Jesus.  She was the very best Mom and I love her so very by much.  We will all miss her.  She was a beautiful, gracious, loving example and influence to many.

“In this life we cannot do great things.  We can only do small things with great love.”      Mother Teresa

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31 thoughts on “05-18-12 Dr. Chitra Hosing and Erin Frazier, P.A.

  1. rap55 says:

    Holly,

    Your MOTHER is at peace now.
    Hugs to you and Wade,

    LOVE,
    Rosanna

  2. linda block says:

    Holly, i am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. Bless your heart, know my prayers are with you and your sweet family

  3. Denise Teel says:

    You have been on my mind all week. I have lots of fond family memories.

  4. Mothers should not be allowed to die in May. I’m glad, in a sad way, that you were able to be with her. Now you have another road to walk, whether you’re ready for it or not. I hope there will be stardust on it, soon, for you.

    • hollyeasley says:

      Mad Queen Linda, I hope I get to meet you someday…in some strange way I feel a connection to you! I so appreciate your comments, and I love the thought of a stardust paved road! Thank you!

  5. Leslie A Brown says:

    Holly – I am so sad and sorry for the pain your family is going through. Mame is in a better place, and you will see her again some day (Isaiah 51:11). Daddy and I will be coming to be there – but we are waiting to find out more information about when, where, etc. Know that my prayers are with you all. I love you all, Leslie

  6. Robin Musick says:

    Holly,
    So sorry to hear about your mama. May God comfort you, your Dad, and the rest of your family! Take good care of yourself.
    Robin

  7. Anonymous says:

    Holly, we are so sorry to learn of your loss today. One more angel in heaven. We will hold your family in our prayers. One more flower for his garden.

  8. cindy weatherly says:

    Holly, I am lifting you and your whole family up in prayer for the loss of your Mom, your chemo and Wade’s tumor. Let go and let the Lord carry you though! We will not be able to attend your mom’s services as our daughter Tiffany is having a double mastectomy, as she also has the BRCA2 cancer gene, but please give all your family our condolences. God bless,
    James & Cindy Weatherly

    • hollyeasley says:

      Cindy, even though I am just now getting back to you, I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m praying the surgery went well, and Tiffany is recovering nicely. I’m so sorry y’all have had to go through everything you’ve been through, I admire your strength and conviction! Much love, Holly

  9. Mikie Bishop says:

    Hi Holly, We are looking forward to seeing you and the blessing of family on Monday. Your new head of hair looks soooo good. We are praying for comfort for you and all your family. We love you, Mikie & Dwayne

    • hollyeasley says:

      Mikie and Dwayne, it was so good to see you Monday. We appreciate your being there for us. You saw this hair of mine, guessing you might have changed your mind about it! Hahaha! Love you both! Holly

  10. Vandra Dillon says:

    Holly, God’s Blessings at this time for you and your family. Your mom was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was a blessing to all of us. So many fond memories. It is at times like this that remind us life here on earth is very short only to prepare us for the beautiful eternal life God has prepared. Each day is a present from God. Love you Dear Friend. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

    Vandra

  11. Becky Scurlock says:

    Sweet Holly,

    I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear this news. I am praying for you, your dad and your family.

    Big hugs,
    Becky

  12. Chris & Kristi says:

    Holly you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.. Blessings Chris & Kristi

  13. Jeff Williams says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mama, Holly.

  14. Tinker Larabee says:

    Holly
    So sorry f.or your loss .
    Tinker Larabee

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dearest Holly, please accept our condolences on your mothers’s passing. I still miss my mother and she has been gone for 18 years! It isn’t easy losing someone whom you have ALWAY known your whole life! We love you and are thinking of you. Pappy and Mama Glo.

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