Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1 More to Go!!!!!!

I am really excited to say in one week, I have my last chemotherapy infusion! Yay me! Taxol. Hard on my body though I think it is a bit better than the A/C. One of theater side effects of taxol is neuropathy. I now know what my diabetic pts are talking about. It hurts like he'll. I have it in my toes to the knuckles and in the tips of my fingers. It hurts if ach steps on my feet with or without shoes on. They are super sensitive.

I meet with my surgeon tomorrow to talk about removing more lymph nodes and rt Brest. I am opting forca personal choice of removing my rt breast because my cancer was stage 3.

I am speaking at the cultural center in Newport about my journey and early detection of self breast exams. I am really excited! I will be also raffling off my jewelry and some lobsters. Tickets sold at cultural center.

Hopefully all goes well. I need to do some research on numbers and such. It will turn out ok.

I want to thank Sverige whom have helped my family.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7 Down, 1 More to go!!!!!! Yay

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I last wrote anything.

I had treatment #7 yesterday. Unfortunately, Troy couldnt be with me. Zach has croup. Barking cough but no runny nose. My Aunt Cyndi met me at the Lafayette center and sat with me the whole time. She dropped her whole day for me! Thank you so much Cyndi. Love u lots!!!!! You are the best!

It is only day 2 and I feel poorly. I had a genetics appt today to talk about family history. I decided that I should be checked for the BRCA gene mutation. My moms family history on the women is really unknown. They all passed away before the age of 50. We don't know if they would have had breast cancer or not. One sister had leukemia and passed away my freshman ur in high school.

My eyelashes are starting to fall out. It's the last bit of hair left on my body.

I met Shannon Byers yesterday. She is a survivor of breast cancer. She is young like me. She has helped me tremendously with this diagnosis! Thank you, Shannon. It was very nice meeting you yesterday.

Mom and dad, Gail, thank you for all that you have done for us. It means everything to have your support! ESP during the issue with my brother. He just doesn't understand beast cancer. I still love him wholeheartedly.

Debbie and Danielle, thank you for everything you have done for my family!!! You both are angels. Zach loves you two! Thank you.

Talk to you all later.
Love and hugs

Monday, October 10, 2011

Update on Dehydration

On Friday, I had to go to Lafayette for some fluids. I had a fever and diagnosed with Bronchitis. This last round hit me hard. I was quite tired, achey all over. I was in bed for at least 2 days.

Last Thursday night, my fever was 100.5 and I had chills! I was told in the beginning to watch for fever and to go to the ER if I got one. Well, I had used a heating pad due to the body aches from the Taxol. I got so hot, omg. I waited till morning to see if my temp went down. It was still 100.3. I called my oncologist and they squeezed me in with a Nurse PRactitioner at 3 pm. I had blood cultures, cbc and bmp drawn from my arm and my port. THey then removed the needle from my port.

I went to see the NP and she ordered fluids, so they had to stick my port again. They gave me a whole Liter of fluid. One whole bag, and never went to the bathroom. I was quite dehydrated. I had been couging but not bringing up anything. Well wth the fluids,  started coughing up stuff. She also put me on Zithromax.

I felt a lot better after the bag of fluids. My potassium was low too, at 2.7 which is quite critical. They gave me K+ in the fluids.

My Mom also came up and met us at the Lafayette Center, she came for the weekend to help with Zach on Saturday. With the fatigue and body aches, I need a little help.  I can not wait for this to be over.

Only 2 More to Go.

I will keep you all updated.
Love Jennifer

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

6 Down, 2 More to Go!!! YAY!!!

On Monday, October 3rd, I had my 6th Treatment. My 2nd Taxol dose. The infusion went well. No reactions. No mouth tingling. So far, it is Tuesday afternoon, no real side effects yet except my toes are a bit tingly and I keep having hot flashes.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have coordinated with the Cultural Center in Newport to speak about My story and about Early Detection of Breast Cancer. It will be the end of this month. Please be there and support me in spreading the word about Early Detection. There will be a raffle of homemade jewerly made by myself and some light refreshments.

Pinktober is the nickname of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is the key.

I am so glad that I have only 2 more treatments left. 2 Taxol. The infusions last over 3 hours, I think it is harder on my husband then me. The chairs for the partners are a little hard. I have a nice recliner and it was a little chilly there yesterday. I got a nice warm blanket.

I saw a nurse practitioner that was really nice. Diana Porter FNP. She answered a lot of questions for me.

My labs are the same. Still anemic but it didn't drop. Hemoglobin was 8.4 from 8.3! no change, but feeling a bit better.

I want to thank everyone who has helped me through this awful road. My family has been great. Troy, Abby, you are my rocks. Mom and Dad, I love you and thank you for your support too. Mom thanks for being able to come and help with Zach. I love him but he is in to everything. Cyndi, thank you as well. You have been there for me throughout this journey.

I want to make a special thank you to Debbie White and Danielle White. They have been a great support to me and my family. They not only Zach's daycare provider but they have been a great support to me. They have been there by my side throughout my journey. I want to give them a special Thank you. Debbie and Danielle Thank you so much.

I also thank Karen Belanger, my reiki master, my friend, my angel. If it weren't for her as well, my treatments would be a lot worse. My side effects have been mild. thanks for the attunements and helping me channel my energy.

I am actually kind of nervous about the ending of my chemo, I am glad but what if the cancer cells are still alive? What if? I know I shouldn't feel like this but it's there. I have more surgey and 33 radiation treatments due. So it looks like mid January before i return to work. We will see.

I want to thank everyone else that has been there for me as well.


 This is my Dad. With his bald head and mine, we look exactly alike. Same eyes, same smile, same bald head.

I love you dad with all my heart.

This was very pretty, trees with reflection on the water.
My aunt Cyndi, my Bud in Shining Armour. She has been there for me throughout this journey.
I painted this last week. It is called the Hope Flower.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

This is my Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure Front page for my New Digital Album from My Memories Suite.

The program is awesome.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Memories Suite

Please review the web site listed. I have some special codes so that you can get a discount on My Memories Suite. I got it free and I will be giving away one FREE SUITE. Please follow the link below. I will be adding some pages that I put together as well.

Promotion CODE: STMMMS84636 (at checkout)


Please review this link, digital scrapbooking software, I will be giving one of my readers a free My Memories v2. Pick out your favorite digital pack and let me know what it is. You can send me a message here or on Facebook.

The 10th person to write a comment on my facebook updated blog for 10/1/11 will win this free downloadable program but you need to let me know which layout you like as well.

http://www.facebook.com/mymemoriessuite facebook page.

I give it a thumbs up. I have played with it and find it very easy to use.

I love you all.

Jennifer Bagley,

Breast Cancer Survivor