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Posted 2019-11-16T01:10:48Z

We enjoyed some travel!

Jim and I had the “go ahead” from Nidia to take our first trip in ages last week!  Cycle 3 of Ibrance is almost done, and, again, I am glad to say that the medication is not having any ill effects.  My endurance during the day is returning.  We flew with all precautions to Boston and drove out to Cape Cod for a family gathering to celebrate the fantastic life of my adventurous aunt who passed away at the age of 98.  Seeing sisters and cousins was a wonderful spirit-lifter!  Jim and I had some time to sight-see in the charming little towns and enjoyed walking around Provincetown.

I saw Dr. Raul Lopez the day before our flight from El Paso on November 6, and got a shot of dexamethodone 4mg and lisionopril in my lower back.  It really worked well for 48 hours of hip and lower back pain control, but then my situation returned to its prior state.  I see him again this Tuesday, November 19, after my monthly appointment at Texas Oncology.  We shall see what may come next.

Meantime, I successfully completed physical therapy for balance issues.  Caution is still needed with one eye patched to control tearing of the right eye – a Bell’s Palsy issue.  There is slowly a definite overall improvement.

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Comments (14)

  • Debbie Baird
    Debbie Baird

    I am so glad you and Jim took that wonderful trip! You certainly deserved it! Being with family is such a spirit lifter :-).

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      💖Thank you. Enjoy your travels now.

      4 months ago · Reply
  • Rosie Kelly
    Rosie Kelly

    It was the best! I had both my big sisters with me, and I love them both. Even if they still sometimes pick on me. just saying…Lol. 😘😘

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Now really! You were the one who kept things together and rolling at the house. Good job, Sis!💋

      4 months ago · Reply
  • Ron Lee
    Ron Lee

    Happy to hear you had a great trip !!

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Yes, the get-together on Mom's side of the family happens fairly regularly as we get older. As the saying goes, "weddings and funerals".

      4 months ago · Reply
  • Russ Elgin
    Russ Elgin

    A trip to Cape Cod in the fall can be wonderful. I spent the first week of November there when we had the "Halloween Blizzard" in Connecticut and our school was closed. It was lovely with little traffic and glad you had the travel and the family gathering.

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Looking forward to sharing some pictures with you. I think the storm you are referring to was the one where the word “snow-magedon” was first coined by the weather reporters!

      4 months ago · Reply
  • Darlene Hazeltine Burns
    Darlene Hazeltine Burns

    One foot up and the other one coming! Your zest for life is inspiring. I'm way much more of a homebody and don't like to travel more than a few hours from home. But honestly in a 5 hour radius from my home, there is more to see and do here in Texas than I have years left to explore! I'm glad the treatments seem to be working and I'm sorry about the low back/hip pain. I hope they will be able to help control that.

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Thank you. Yes, Texas has has a vast array of graphics things to see and enjoy. In the 35 years we lived in the Tomball / Magnolia areas we were never bored!

      4 months ago · Reply
  • Elaine Chan
    Elaine Chan

    Yay glad you were able to travel to see family! I just returned from Tokyo and will fly to Beijing in 3 days again for another business trip. Thinking of you.

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      Always be safe and keep us posted, please. We love your photos!

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

    Sounds great. So happy for you both. Love ya

    4 months ago · Reply
    • Marianne Foreman
      Marianne Foreman

      😍

      4 months ago · Reply