+9 It’s a Beautiful Day!

Sept. 13, 2013 Day #9

Numbers continue to rise, Leuk 2.2, up from 0.66 yesterday!! We are moving to the closer to the normal range now, which is 4.0 – 10.0. They may rise above, 10.0 then settle back down, so they still closely monitor everything. All my other stats, are still very good. So, Liver, Kidneys, etc… have been handling the stress of the Chemo.

UP to 2.2 today

UP to 2.2 today

On the hair loss, front I just took a shower and left more in there than on my head. I’m sure after they get my numbers up enough and I’m out of ISO they will give me another shave to even it out. I am looking rather refugee right now, but not complaining, it’ll will grow back.

Hair loss, 9.13.13

Hair loss, 9.13.13

Yes, I’ve lost weight, it’s pretty obvious. I do plan on gaining some of it back with healthy home cooked meals once I return. But, I’m sticking with my natural diet that I implemented when I found out I was sick. No processed foods, lots of fruit and Veggie, grass fed or organic meat (when Possible). I am even going to continue gluten free, as much as possible, it just makes me feel good. I will eat cheese and eggs again, thank goodness, I’ve really missed those. I’ve learned a lot and I don’t plan on taking this gift and not feeding my body what it needs. Yes, I will allow a cheat now in then, (I have a snicker’s bar in the fridge with my name on it waiting for me to celebrate when I get out of ISO) but for the most part I want to keep up healthy lifestyle and grow from it. Then when I add PT, I know I’ll be growing good strong muscles.
When I return their will be foods I must avoid, like soft cheeses, anything not pasteurized, sushi, undercooked anything, and the list will go on. But, I’m ready.
VW
It’s A Beautiful Day!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 07:54:03

    Love reading your progress and so glad you are doing so well. Hope you get something better than tongue to eat once you are out of ISO. I told my mom about your journey and mentioned the tongue. She said “Whats wrong with tongue? I love tongue!” Which I knew she would say. She used to try to feed it to us when we were kids. I think she is secretly disappointed that none of her children share her affinity.

    Continuing to pray for your full recovery, and I think of you every time I get on my bike or walk my dogs. 🙂

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  2. mego
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 08:28:08

    Yeah, Vicki!! This is so awesome!!! And you are still beautiful even without hair. So good to see you making such wonderful progress, I know you will continue to do well. We look forward to you hitting state side again!

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  3. Lauren
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:25:40

    You are amazing!

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  4. Susan Hill
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 17:08:48

    Great news, VW!! We are so happy to see those numbers :)))))). ❤

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  5. Linda TURNAGE
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 23:56:07

    You look beautiful, Vicki!

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  6. Kathy Scholes Abel
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 16:45:51

    Vicki, thank you so much for continuing to post, i’m sure sometimes you don’t feel like it, but i love reading about the great progress you’re making. We’re praying for a speedy recovery!! I loved that Tank Girl comment by your friend. It is true, you do look pretty bad ass!

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