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Gabbi is 5 Years Old!
And I am 5 Years in Remission

Friday, March 4, 2011

Quiet Lately

I'm wondering where everyone is. It's been really quiet around my blog lately! Are you wondering yet about the surprise I had for the girls? Well I took them to see Madagascar Live!!! They had NO idea until we walked into the foyer of the theater. They were amazed and had a really good time. :) I think I looked more forward to the excitement in their eyes then the show itself. It was a great show. We had a very good time. Gabbi had never seen anything like it. She was pretty much shrieking as soon as we walked in.





Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awesomize me?

OK Let's see if this gets my score up. I recently joined this site. I think it's supposed to help with the whole social networking thing. It helps get your name out there but I really haven't done much with it yet. So I want to see how awesomized I can get just by blogging about it! Join up, awesomize me, I'll awesome you too. Just click here: http://awesomize.me/sandilynn1975.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Red Devil



I think the most frequent question I get asked about my cancer, was the treatment. I know my treatment is ABVD. I know the drugs are Adriamycin, Bleomycin, and Viznblastine but I always forget the D. So here I am putting it on my blog, for my future reference and anyone else's. That drug is: Dacarbazine. This is the usual combination of drugs used to treat Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These drugs saved my life. I think it is important I know what they are right? I got this regimen every 2 weeks.

What is the red devil? That would be the Adriamycin. This clever little drug liked to turn the pee a beautiful red color. Luckily they warned me about this side effect. I always ended up going to the bathroom during my treatments of course. I was pregnant and sitting there for HOURS. I was always prepared for the red devil. It never failed to prove itself. The drug was red and pushed in slowly over several minutes. This is also the drug I believe caused my preterm contractions. I always always got them during the push. I suppose it could have been a delayed effect from the previous drugs but nah. It was like clockwork. It was the only serious side effect related to my pregnancy I had. Normally a little rest and it went away. But the last two treatments it landed me in the hospital. Things went well though and in the end I delivered a beautiful little lady who was 36 weeks along but I had already had the the steroid injections to help her lungs along during my preterm contractions. She was perfectly healthy and well.


So that's my story about the red devil. It earned it's name. As for information on ABVD? I found a great link. Go here for details: http://www.lymphomainfo.net/therapy/chemotherapy/abvd.html.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Suprise is Tuesday

So technically there was more than one surprise this week. I switched my carrier to Verizon from US Cellular and got myself a Droid X. That's the first exciting thing. I also got all of my kids (not counting Gabbi of course) new phones. They got Samsung Intensity II phones. They love them and they are sufficient for their needs. I am at a loss on some of the functions on my phone. Seems no matter what I do my phone thinks it isn't activated. I can't access email but I can access facebook. I can open the Blockbuster feature and even created an account and bought a movie, but could never download it. It's irritating me. I'll figure it out eventually.

The surprise I am excited about is Tuesday. I plan on getting pictures. It's exciting to me anyway! :)

On a totally different note, does anyone else think Anne Hathaway is a little wired on the Oscar's tonight? Caaaaaalm down girl.

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