Wo was done with her two weeks of oral chemo on Wed. She did better this time since Dr. Z lowered her dosage from 3500 mg. (3 pills morning and 4 pills evening) to 3000 mg. (3 pills morning and 3 pills evening). Her feet did not turn red on the bottom and hurt at all this time. It could have also been from the iv's of calcium and magnesium that she had when she had her Oxaliplatin infusion. Whatever it was, it worked. Lauren has suffered from some bouts of nausea this time. She always chews a piece of mint gum when she feels sick and it usually settles her stomach. She got up late one day and hadn't eaten in a long time. The gum didn't help that day and she did get sick. Nausea and vomiting are a very common complaint with this disease. Luckily, Lauren doesn't experience it all the time. I hope and pray it stays that way.
Lauren was really excited for the weekend. My Mom had her high school class reunion from Barberton on Friday night. She and my Dad stayed overnight with their friends, Danny and Ann in Wadsworth and came to our house Sat. afternoon. We all left to go to Green High School stadium late afternoon. Our friend, Michelle asked if Lauren would want to participate in Kick For The Cure. It was a fundraiser for cancer and they were honoring cancer survivors at the event. It was with all the soccer teams in Green and started by a coach that lost his wife to cancer. Michelle is the sister-in-law of our friend, Sharon who passed away a few months ago from the same cancer Lauren has. Lauren was so touched that Michelle thought to include her and and felt very honored. Michelle ordered Lauren a t-shirt and her two girls had fun pizzazzing it up by fringing the bottom. They were both so adorable. Lauren was escorted on the field by the two girls, Sarah and Lauren, and a member of the varsity soccer team. They announced each survivor and their escorts over the PA system. It was very nice. Then they continued with varsity games. We stayed for a little bit and left to go to dinner. I took some pictures at the event and here they are.
|Lauren and Lauren|
|Lauren and Sarah|
|Lauren, Gio, and Mark|
|Lauren and her escorts on the field.|
|Wo with her Grandma Tommie and Papa Ron|
|Wo and Momma|
|Lauren and Michelle|
|Asher, Bruce, Sis, and AJ|
|Bruce and Sis|
My Mom and Dad stayed overnight at Gio's with Lauren and Gio since they have two big beds. They came back in the morning and Mark made a huge breakfast. They left after noon to go to Columbus for calling hours of a friend of theirs and then stopping to visit my sister, Linda and her husband, Wayne. They sure are the little travelers. Always so busy!!
We will be heading to Michigan on Wed. for labs, doctor visit, and chemo. We will come home on Thurs. Please take a moment and pray for all of our friends with CC, other cancers, and Lauren. Many are not doing well right now and really need prayers. It breaks my heart every day when I check FB or cc.org and see so many suffering. We have got to find a cure. Thanks for reading and God bless you all.