Showing posts from November 17, 2013

Xeloda, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Hello people,

Are you doing okay my blog friends? Things are a bit raggedy for me. The xeloda has given me the freedom from having to have infusions. It is nice to be able to take chemo in the convenience of my home. It also has really wrecked my system. Diarrhea,intestinal pain, lower back ache, loss of appetite, and fatigue. I guess that none of these side effects are a big surprise. It is just hard to deal with multiple issues all at the same time. How do you deal with loads of stress? For me it is huge to my family around me. Of course the puppies are a huge source of laughter for me as well.

So, I will bid you farewell until next weeks blog. Take great care of yourselves until then.


Xeloda packs a wollop.

Hello People, Friends,

I am hoping this post finds you all doing well and enjoying the beginnings of another holiday season. Things are pretty great here in Tennessee. The weather has been pretty mild. The changing leaves have been beautiful. The best part has been spending time doing fun things with my family and our puppies. I am finding life here in Knoxville to be pretty fantastic. The only problem I have is that it takes time to do everything I want to do here. But that means there is always an adventure to have. The things that I look forward to doing are going to Cades Cove, and Clingman's dome. Of course, there are tons of places to hike and I also look forward to camping in the Spring.

In the meantime, We are still getting our little townhome settled and organized. Also we are gearing up for Christmas, and the first of the year we will have company. That is always fun. The Xeloda has been effective. It is my second cycle. As of Friday I had to stop taking …