Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chemo treatment completed!

Yesterday, Judy went through her 8th and—what we hope—last round of chemo. Yippie! Our good friend Lorane sat with her for most of the treatment, just as she had done on several other occasions before.

So now we will have to see how things continue. In two weeks, she will have a CT scan to "look" inside, and of course the lab work will also give Doc Phillips clues as to where we stand in regard to killing the beast completely. We expect that Judy will have to receive what is generally referred to as "maintenance," a lower dose of intermittent medications. Whatever it takes, she's ready.

But this was another milestone, pretty much 9 months after surgery. How time has flown by! Thanks to all of your support things have been much easier for both of us. It'd be nice if the war had ended, but we have some major battle successfully behind us. With your help, the upcoming skirmishes should not be insurmountable.

Jürgen

8 comments:

Cindi said...

You go Judy!!!!

Going to be in the 80s here today-we are all going to be sweltering. The fuzzies are "splatted" on the basement-you know it's hot when they don't even come upstairs when you open a bread bag!


Hugs,
Cindi :)

Adam & Carrie Tungate said...

Congratulations, Judy! We're so proud of the way you've handled yourself throughout this fight and will keep praying! You are amazing!

Cheryl W. said...

Way to go Judy! I am so glad for you. You did good! And you showed us all such strength and grace. From the size of those Margarita glasses, looks like you have already celebrated. I'll bring by pecans (natural iron). If I miss you, I'll hang them on the doorknob, ok?
Cheryl

Ms. Fallon said...

Judy! You are the cutest little Ned-head. They say the perfect head will fit inside a margarita glass. (Just make sure it's empty first.) Looks like you found the right glass! You are very courageous. I keep sending healing Reiki energy and prayers your way. Grace and peace be with you. -- much love, Pernie

aka Kathy said...

Hey Judy - Just a quick note to say "Hi" and to send a hug. I'm sending good thoughts your way every day. Share a hug with Jurgen. See you in September.

HUGS! - Kathy

MichelleL said...

So happy for you. Ken and I think about you every day and are relieved that the biggest part of this is behind you. We hope and pray for good news at the next check up. Hope to see you at the HHH this year! Love and hugs,

Michelle

Lagniappe said...

YEAH!!!!!
You are such an inspiration to me Judy. Thanks for reminding me that nothing is too hard to do if you have the will and determination.
You freaking ROCK lady!!!!
I am sending good karma and lots of happiness and love your way.

Cindi said...

Hi Judy!

Just getting back from Fitchburg-so stopping by to say "hi".

I'm volunteering at an xterra triathlon this weekend..and then I'll finally be home for a few days!!

Sending lots of positive thoughts & vibes your way!!!

Hugs,
Cindi :)