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I Owe,I Owe, so Off to Blog I go!

In case you haven’t noticed, it has been a while since I have blogged. Well one of the protocols has caused me to develop neuropathy. They do not know if it will go away in 6 months or be permanent. It involves, numbness, tingling and pain all at the same time and has affected my hands and feet. Hubby and I have been stocking up on soft towels, and looking for some comfy socks.Most of the socks I have tried have a grain which irritates my feet. Also have started ANOTHER protocol which is oral tablets, two weeks on and two weeks off.  We go to get a blood draw tomorrow and see the oncologist a week from tomorrow. The main side effect of this protocol is abdominal pain. It is a lot milder than some of the other chemo treatments.

Even though I have had a lot of hand pain, I have tried to work through it and make some art. The first is a white charcoal on black paper. It is Ophelia from the Oasis, she is a black Lorikeet. The second one is a metal embossing of Sunny.

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Ophelia

 

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Sunny

Stay tuned!!!!

 

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We Shall Overcome

On the cancer front there is finally some good news, after several months of rising numbers, the CEA count has finally gone from 456 to 428. Not a huge drop, but enough to hope that the protocol is working. All of your prayers, positive thoughts and good wishes are appreciate as I continue this battle.dream

Not sure who the customer is but I am on your left sans hair!

Dante has had a rough couple of weeks as he had bladder stones. One was fairly large, so into surgery he went, yowling all the way. We were surprised he still had a voice box after that trip. He has recovered nicely and is trusting us enough to hold and pet him again. Rusty just looks at him with disdain and thinks, ” Get it together man! Show some dignity!”dream1

If you missed my Artist Reception, there are plenty of chances to see it. The show will be open on Sundays from 10 to 11AM at the Beatitudes Church 555 W Glendale, Phoenix, AZ. The show will run until Nov 16, actually Nov 12 is the last Sunday. You can make arrangements to see the show during Church business hours by calling the church office and making arrangements. But, if you come on Sunday, you will likely see me peddling my glass ornaments. Mickey, this Eagle is available, it is smaller than the usual 23″ ones, the large hoop is 18″.

Stay tuned, you newer know what is going to happen around here!!!dream4

June CEA(carcinoembryonic antigen) Count

Short and sweet, the count was 25.6 which is still going down. Good and bad news. Good that it is going down, bad in that the oncologist wanted it under 10. We will see how it is next month! But down from original count of 2000 – way good news.

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