Thursday, September 17, 2015

Post 97: !VIVA!

It's been soooo long since I've blogged... that I couldn't even remember my sign in password. Insert drum and cymbal sound  (after the comedian makes a funny remark).  But really... true story... like the comedian says too.

Apologies too... this is just a quick post. Had I remembered my password, I would have been able to post this on the correct date... yesterday. Which is September 16th or in Mexico, Independence Day! Sorry to all the partiers out there, it's not cinco de Mayo :o( But any excuse to celebrate Mexico is a good enough excuse despite what Trump says.

Better late than never...

P.S. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Hashtag kids should be cancer free.

!VIVA los ninos que tienen cancer!  !VIVA! And, of course, adults should be as well (cancer free that is). !VIVA!  And speaking of cancer, I finished my radiation treatments in August. My follow-up MRI is this Friday, September 18th. So keep all those fingers and toes crossed if you don't mind. !VIVA LISA! :o)

I miss you... but this little 18 month off sucks all of what little energy i have, out of me.

lots and lots of love... little lisa lollipop

Friday, June 5, 2015

the good, the bad, the ugly...

Hi Lolly friends!

It’s been one month since I had my chemo embolization... or as a medical dictionary would say… a major ass whooping.  In anticipation of losing my hair, I ordered a few cute hats online… better to be prepared. 
Unfortunately… I totally looked like Justin Bieber (just not as pretty. lol). 
The good news… the doctor said that I probably won’t lose my hair. And I’ve already passed the crucial 2-3 week post chemo hair loss period. AWE-some!

For all you non medical people out there, chemo embolization entails the Interventional Radiologist , the great Dr Sudheendra in my case, entering the femoral artery,  going directly into the liver, and locating the blood vessels that are feeding the tumor.  They inject the chemo directly into the tumor and then cauterize/ burn those vessels to cut off the tumor’s blood supply.  
They brought out the big chemo guns for me: cisplatin and mitomycin. 
BANG, BANG... you're dead, cancer! Or so we thought :o(

The bad news... I had my one month follow-up MRI yesterday and the bloody stubborn tumor is still there. 

So now… it’s going to get ugly, we are going to burn that mo fo. “The Roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…” My microwave ablation is scheduled for June 22nd Hollar!!!! Can’t wait . Please keep me in your prayers… pretty please with sugar on top :o)

lots of love…
little lisa lollipop

P.S. Owen is 15 months today, 
and he is still awesome!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hickory Dickory Dock...

Hickory Dickory Dock... the mouse ran up the clock.

I know... so much time has passed,  & I am long overdue for a post. Not that i haven't been thinking of you though.

But... as we predicted, my life this past year has been overrun by exhaustion, dirty diapers, bottle feedings, nursery rhymes, and so much joy!!! Owen is growing and learning so much.

As for me, I've been back to work since last May, and i have routine scans every 3 months. Once I asked my doctor when we could transition the scans to every 4-6 months, and he said, "We don't."  I guess due to the usual aggressiveness of this type of cancer. So... every 3 months come around... and i hold my breath... Sometimes you feel like a ticking time bomb. Hickory Dickory Dock.  Unsure of if or when it will go off. Unfortunately, my timer has just gone off :o(

That's the bad news... i have a recurrence of the cancer.
But I'm so fortunate because it could be much worse.
The good news... it is isolated to the liver, & we have a plan.
The best news... Owen is awesome!

Having him does make it scarier though. I can't bear the thought of not being with him or of him not knowing/ remembering me. I know... i'm being a little dramatic. I'm no where near that point, but you know how the mind tends to wander. And also that it's a recurrence too makes it scarier. I've had different types of cancer before but never the same one twice. Guess I'll cross that off my to do list :o).

So I'm just waiting on the clock now... won't have my chemo embolization until early May. Wish that darn mouse could run faster and speed up time. Please keep me in your prayers.

Best & lots of love...
little lisa lollipop