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Posted 2015-11-12T13:33:47Z

more than half way through this stage!

good morning, friends...once again I must start with an apology for delaying so long in posting this update.  A week ago I had the 4th in the series of 6 chemotherapy treatments.  I consider that milestone to take me to the halfway point, because it is the 3 weeks following the treatment that are the challenge, not getting the chemo itself.  I have to say it's all going as well as could be expected..  Every time I experience a symptom, I check the known side-effects list for each of the 4 chemo drugs I'm getting, and so far there hasn't been anything that many others also have reported.   Although advised to contact your regular physician if you have something wrong that's not related to the treatment, a review of those lists makes me wonder just what that might be!  Hopefully, I won't find out. I am pleased overall that the fall has not been a complete wash, that there are days and periods of several days that I might feel almost normal, and that these are somewhat predictable, because I've done many of the enjoyable things I always do.  For the first time in many years, I am relatively caught up with my antiques and books business matters, and that feels great, not to mention that I thoroughly enjoy it..  Bob seems to be coping well and is hugely helpful.

I think that's it for the moment.  Thanks to you all once again for your caring and good thoughts and energy.  Please know they are appreciated.  So far we have not had a single flake of the S word here, and that can continue for some time without a problem for most of us. love, Sue


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Comments (10)

  • Brita Light
    Brita Light

    Dear Sue - Please call on me if there is anyway in which I might be helpful. Having gone through chemo with friends and relatives, I have a pretty good idea of how challenging the aftermath can be. I'm in Camden, available at a moment's notice and would be happy to be called on anytime, for any purpose. You and Bob are always in my thoughts and prayers. Brita

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Patricia McDonald
    Patricia McDonald

    Hi Sue! So glad to hear that things are going well! Sending love and light...

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Marilynn Dodge
    Marilynn Dodge

    So glad to hear from you again on the blog. Hope you are REALLY as up-beat and positive on a daily basis as you sound today. Myriad thoughts and prayers are always with you. Wish I wasn't on the other end of the country so that I could offer more. Keep on moving forward, Sue. There IS a light at the end of this tunnel. L&P, M ;-)

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Jane Grohs
    Jane Grohs

    Sue, what a champion! I'm glad to hear you are doing all that you should to make you well, and catching up on antique matters. I hope you have a great day full of good things. See you tomorrow. Jane

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Patty Wharton
    Patty Wharton

    Thanks for the update. I always worry about checking on u after these treatments as I don't want to intrude too much on your trying to cope with everything u are having to do. Hang in there. U are doing so well. Love ya!!6

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Connie Beasley
    Connie Beasley

    So happy for your update, Sue. You are almost "there"--i.e. at the end of this phase of your treatment. I'm so glad to know that and also to know you are coping so well. You have so many friends who are supporting you and wishing you well every single day. Love, Connie

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Carole Brand
    Carole Brand

    Onward!! with much love from Tuffy who expects to be a full participant in the post-treatment celebrations!!

    5 years ago · Reply

    Hi Sue, so pleased to hear you sounding so positive, that is so important. You are doing tremendously well. Now you are past the halfway point you can hopefully see the end of the the chemo in sight. I just wish we were closer so I could come and visit you and Bob more easily. Good to hear that you are keeping busy with the antiques and books. I always look out for any small silver pieces I know you like. I have a couple of new places to take you next time for antiques. We have also been lucky here so far with the weather. We had a lovely week in Norfolk at the end of October, it was warm and sunny, not wet, windy and cold (or foggy, like St. Mawes last year!) as it normally would be at that time of year, and even now we haven't had any cold days yet. I can't believe it's been over a year since you introduced me to WWF. I'm still enjoying it (some might say 'hooked on it'!) I hear Heather has a game going with you too. Lots of love and prayers for you both. Carol xxxxx

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Michael Dixon
    Michael Dixon

    Congratulations, Sue, on reaching the halfway mark. That's an accomplishment and a relief! And how great that you're finding time to enjoy the things you enjoy! Michael

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Goodwin
    Jill Goodwin

    Thanks for the update, Sue. I think of you often as you go through this. Am especially happy that you are over halfway done!!

    5 years ago · Reply