Saturday, December 8, 2007

so far, so good

Ive kind of hesitated to report that I'm doing well because the nurses keep telling me its going to get worse. But my symptoms have been so mild! I guess I wont be in the 85% that get fevers and flu-like in the first few weeks. The Dr.s were so kind to describe how awful the first month of treatments were going to be, I never considered my December would be anything but miserable. I suppose its a small miracle that I'm really only feeling tired.

A special thanks to my sister who has been here to watch the kids while Im at the hospital in the mornings, and when I come home for my 3 hour naps. I think she has had a harder week than me. Thanks Sonja!! My mom is taking her place this week, so I should be well taken care of.

Hope your enjoying the snow!

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

Alisa,
It is great news to hear you are doing well. Faith and prayers really work. Keep up the healing and get well!
Love, the Perez Family

MichelleChud said...

I'm so glad you're doing well Alisa. What odds. It's a blessing you're in that other 15%. It's a good sign!

Daija said...

I'm so glad to hear you are still feeling okay. Jonathan and I are very excited to be in Utah over Christmas and we want to help out in any way we can. Let me know what we can do. See you in a couple of weeks. :)

Sonja said...

Alisa--it has been a joy to be with your family. Your boys are adorable and we've had a great time. We'll miss you.

Dore said...

Alisa,
It is great to hear that you are tolerating the treatments well. I think about you often and am so glad that things are going better than expected.

suzanne campbell said...

I am so relieved I guess I was expecting the worst when we hadn't seen anything on the blog for a while. I am so grateful you are doing as well as you are love Suzanne

Kathy Urry said...

I was glad for the snow as well now it looks like Christmas . We need the snow. You are way to strong I can not belive how stron you are. I watch you and think if I could do half of what she does that would be good.
I Love you and just want to say Thanks for all you have done for my family.

Annie Lane said...

Soooo happy to hear "so far, so good"! I pray that will continue. And please--no V-tach, okay? We think about and pray for you lots and lots! You're awesome!

Brooke said...

Hooray for beating the odds! Can't wait to see you soon. And snow, what snow, it is 78 degrees outside!?! ;)

Kathy said...

Alisa, We are so proud of you and your attitude. You are going to be that miracle yet. I told you we knew it would happen. Thank you for sharing with everyone, and you do it so beautifully. You reallly know how to express yourself. I am glad your mom is coming, and what a wonderful sister and family. Hang in there, even if it gets worse, you will still beat it. I bet the Drs. had no idea what kind of a patient they were getting with you. You are always in our prayers, keep on doing so well. Love ya, Kathy and Scott.

Lisa Mc said...

So glad to hear that you are surviving! How wonderful that your mom is here this week. Don't moms make everything better?

Jewel said...

Sounds like you are being well taken care of. I am so happy to hear that your body is handling the treatments.

Kathy Urry said...

Tonight at 7 Regina is dancing and next Tue she is singing both are free and both at Lehi High

The Wood Monkeys said...

You totally deserve to have little or no symptoms--go girl!

Cara said...

Yeah, let's keep it up. You keep me laughing. I thought it was only me that worried and stays up all night checking my pulse & weird beats, and worrying about all that can go wrong. I'm happy to be past the "possibility of a blood clot" phase and hopefully I might sleep tonight....you to ok! I got a new stethoscope and Chy put it on and says, oh no, I can't hear my heart beat....hhmmmm. Anyhoo, you and the family are always in our prayers. I hope this is a sign of things to come! Enjoy the time with your Mom!

IAmTheWalrus said...

Sounds like you are doing very well. I knew you would. The intense heart beat and the blood rushing in your head lets you know the stuff is working, doesn't it? I use that as my queue to lay down and relax/sleep a little.

Hang in there and take it a week at a time!

Brent