Friday, September 3, 2010

MIA - One lump

Last night I noticed the lump on my thyroid is gone. Not sure if it is really gone but I can’t see it when I look in the mirror and with the weight I’ve lost it should be really standing out. I tried to palpate it and still could not locate the mass. Is this really possible after only one round of Chemo? I know the doctor informed me earlier that having intensely hypermetabolic masses can work in your favor with chemo because sometimes they shrink as fast as they grew. But wow – I am a little amazed.

What I really find amazing is that in doing my visualization during my 10 mile run – the thyroid mass was really throbbing – almost like the battle was taking place right there as I was visualizing the destruction of the cancer cells.  I told you those Zombies could destroy the cancer Ninjas.

The breast mass is still there – I can feel it easily but now when I visualize I’m moving on to that one.  I am also going to have to figure out exactly where my liver and pancreas are so that I can move on to those tumors next.  Luckily, after years of kidney stones, I know where those are.

Today was my post chemo doctor's appointment.  I am happy to report that my blood work is once again excellent.  My white blood cell count is well above the healthy range which is very important for a mom with kids in two different fall sports and marching band.  I hate to miss a high school sporting event.  It is the stuff parents love.

The doctor cautioned me that each round of chemo will become progressively more difficult.  I think he was trying to make sure I was prepared for the road ahead.  Right now my only real side effect is falling asleep early in the evening.  I'm not complaining about it at all.  I've meet a lot of cancer patients who cannot sleep or require Ambien for a good night sleep.  I am sleeping great.  It must be all the energy it takes for my zombies to eat up those cancer cells.  

So this long weekend, I will be destroying cancer cells and sleeping.


  1. That's great news! Praying for your Zombie's to keep up the good work, white blood count to stay high and that you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. This is wonderful news. We love those Zombies. Maybe I could use that in my book? Zombies helping hospitals to reduce waste in the name of lean? HMMMMMMM... I would have to do more research that would include movies, movies and more movies to set up on Netflix.