Friday, September 21, 2007

first chemo

SO what's the big deal? I took a long nap and ate some snacks and my friend Mami hung out with me for 8 hours and rubbed my feet and pulled funny things out of her cleavage all day. Ha ha ha. It hurts to laugh, by the way, and she hurt me much today. I'll post some pictures when i get a chance. Supposedly, the first treatment is really hard because a lot of people are allergic. So you start having a reaction and they stop the reaction and then give you more and then you react and your throat starts closing and they stop it and give you MORE... that sounds awful. Luckily, I wasn't allergic! So it was no problem. I feel really good. Better than i have in some time, in fact.

Oooh, Jaymee showed me my pet scan and let me tell you - I AM A TROOPER! I have not been milking this thing enough. My tumors are HUGE!!! It's awesome. I'll post the scan so you can all feel worse for me. Except that i'm getting better now, so i guess that ship has sailed. THey said the chemo i got today will start shrinking my tumor right away. I'll have that pressure off my heart in a day or two. Amazing. My heart is mushed into a tiny corner a few inches down from where it's supposed to be. INCHES? Travey wonders if my heart is in the right place... rightfully so. It's not. But it will be soon.

That's all I have for now. I'll post more stuff when I get time. Thanks for all your prayers and such. I love you all.


Melissa Cavanaugh said...

Hey Shelby
Lots of love and prayers are headed your way from our direction. I wish I could say that I know how you are feeling, but I do not. I did have the experience of that lovely benedryl nap before my remicade treatments tho, aren't they lovely? Keep your chin up and we will keep you in our prayers.

Katie Price said...

Hey Shel, you're a freaking trooper. I love you. Just wanted to let you know that I am checking your blog. You're my hero.

Paul said...

I'm psyched to see the pet scan! I 'm going to Photoshop something hilarious into it. Have a good weekend! Love, Heidi & Paul.

Mandee said...

Hi Shelby-
You don't know me...I am a friend of Lexi's from Washington. I just wanted to write and let you know there are a few more people praying and pulling for you and your family. If you are anything like Lexi (she tells me she is only slightly better than you are) than I hope to get to know you better, even if it is through blogging!