My week in review, slide show.

Hello People! Is everyone getting excited for Christmas and New Years? I am. Moving back to Texas from the cold climate in Colorado has been really great for my health. I feel so much better and so much happier here. I do really miss Mo and Anna though. That is truly hard. Last week I had my first chemo since being back here. Apparently my oncologist in Colorado had not been giving me the same dose of chemo that I had been taking prior to moving there. So my oncologist here brought me back up to the standard of care I'd been on previously. My body is rebelling against the change. It has me feeling a lot more pain and nausea than I thought a person could stand. Sharp stabs of pain in my lungs, lower back, hips and arm. I have quite a bit of lymphadema in my right arm as well. For which they are referring me to a physical therapist to get a pressure sock for my arm. I hope that helps some. I'll keep you posted once I have set an appointment for that and have any information to share. For several months now I've had protein in my urine. My oncologist in Colorado has been "monitoring" this. He had told me if my numbers got to a certain level they would take me off of Avastin, to prevent any kidney damage. My oncologist here in Texas ordered a 24 hour urine test and will change me to a different drug based on the results of that test. I have a feeling that I'll begin a new drug therapy soon. Some of this back pain could be the result of some damage already being done to my kidneys, according to the nurse. I hold the opinion of nurses in high esteem. Since my mom and my sister are both nurses. The following slide show are some images of what I have been doing this past week here. I've been on a job hunt and managed to take some photos while running around putting in applications. There are some great Christmas tree photos in this slide show. Plus Sadie makes more appearances. Thanks for stopping by. Leslie

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