Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Only Three More to Go!!!

I didn't have a treatment today, since it is New Years. I have 3 more to go! So far I have had no side effects from the radiation. The doctor said he expects me to have trouble swallowing. So far I have not. It's weird...but I am not complaining. Radiation side effects are not instant, they can happen weeks after the treatment starts from what I am told. So I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched, so to speak. It's so weird that all this is drawing to a close. I'll be of course getting regular scans and having to check for growth and all that. I am so scared of it growing back. That's a big fear of mine. Recurrance. What a terrifying word. I have made it through so much. I can't bear the thought of it coming back. But if it did, I'd fight. Just like I did this time around. One bit of exciting news. I had contacted our local news station with mine and Gabriella's story. I contacted the news station from where I used to live as well. We'll be moving back to that area soon. Well they are BOTH interested in the story! The local station wants to set something up and take pics and interview us. I am sooooo excited. I can't wait for Gabriella's story to get out there. Not many people realize chemo can indeed be given safely in pregnancy. Who would think so? I certainly didn't! But now I know that it can be done and I think it is so important for other mothers that God forbid find themselves in this situation, know that the option to carry the baby to term AND be treated is entirely possible!

3 comments:

foxymom07 said...

Hi, this is foxymom07 from the friendly faces site. I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on all of the above. I'm glad to hear you've done so well.

Mandie said...

Sandi, that is so incredible!!! You are going to help so many women and children!! I'm so excited for you.

Christine said...

Wow, how cool is that?!? I am so incredibly excited for you, Sandi!!!