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Posted 2019-10-11T02:21:54Z

Just About to Complete Ibrance Cycle 2!

I am thankful for everyone’s prayers and support.  Now nearing the end of the cycle-two Ibrance pills, I truly feel quite good with less fatigue.  There are really no new side effects either.  My taste buds are returning, my hair is actually beginning to grow back as little fuzz and, as a result of physical therapy, balance is also slowly improving.  All this is happening at a snail’s pace, but it is happening!  Monday, I begin the week of no-Ibrance, just the on-going Aromasin, for days 22 -28.

We saw Nidia at the 15-day checkup this past Tuesday, and, although the white blood count had fallen further by .5 and remains in the low range, she and Dr. Herrada looked at other counts and decided not to make any changes in dosage at this time.  The low WBC is a normal effect of Ibrance.  Caution around crowds is still necessary – that is where the mask comes in.  Because my body has really minimal disease fighting strength, I also cannot get a flu shot this year.

Jim and local friends see minor movement returning to the right side of my face which has the Bell’s Palsy.  Healing takes time and patience.  I can go for several hours during the day now without the eye tearing before he applies a patch which offers comfort.   

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Comments (12)

  • Donna Bernsen
    Donna Bernsen

    Very good news! Keep the good fight going! It’s working!! Prayers continue for you and Jim!!

    5 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Donna, you are always in my corner now as you were when we first met each other and worked together. You were a great "Girl Friday" and a true friend. Thank you.❤

      5 months ago · Reply
  • Elaine Chan
    Elaine Chan

    Glad to hear the good news! Miss you Marianne - sending you love.

    5 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Thank you, Snd the welcome mat is always at the front door.

      5 months ago · Reply
  • Ingrid Luchini
    Ingrid Luchini

    Danke für die gute Nachricht. Immer tapfer weiter und alles, alles Gute, liebe Marianne!

    5 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Vielen Dank💕. Bis Samstag wieder

      5 months ago · Reply
  • Carol Jones
    Carol Jones

    Good news. Sending love and prayers. from Texas.

    5 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Always so grateful for your support.

      5 months ago · Reply
  • Pamela Brndjar
    Pamela Brndjar

    Good news, for sure. So many prayers coming your way from our family far and wide. You are amazing! Love to you both!

    5 months ago · Reply
  • Rosie Kelly
    Rosie Kelly

    Good going all the way around, Mari. Love you both.

    5 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      I do promise to be careful and remain diligent in therapy. Love you, Sis! 😍

      5 months ago · Reply
  • George Ann Wilson
    George Ann Wilson

    I smiled the entire time reading the message from your Journal. So happy for you. Love ya much.

    5 months ago · Reply