Thursday, April 30, 2009

Had my 3rd round of chemo yesterday. This was for the full cocktail of chemo drugs, an every 2-week event. On the other weeks, I'm getting a single bag of shrinky juice- Cetuximab - a targeted therapy for colon cancer that has spread, like mine, to the liver.

This round was a much better experience that my 1st. They gave me a Benadryl and I basically slept thru 4 hours of the appt. Lee was able to find a spot in the health center and work on his laptop.

So, except fo not sleeping last night, I feel dad is here babysitting me for a bit and we will indulge in some tea and Carrot cake!

Once again, prayers answered: I had a no-drama chemo experience, so far I'm feeling good, post-chemo. What else can a girl ask for? Well, I'd LIKE to ask that one of my side effects - major acne- would go away, but no room for vanity, as long as the drugs do their job, I will handle being ugly!

Oh, one last thing: The baked goods we brought to the Chemo Crew worked like a charm. All the ladies stopped by my room and thanked us profusely! Will treat them again in a few weeks.

Jayn and Larry (Lee's parents) to arrive early evening. Colleen has 4 performances in Wizard of Oz, starting tonight. All seats were sold-out in PRESALES. Col will be one tired girl, but I know she loves the experience.

Have a great weekend everyone, and, as always, thanks for your prayers and support!



  1. Peggy-so glad I have found this blog (finally). I have been talking to Gail about you and all of "this" and at the very very least all I can say is that I think I am still shocked. You and your family have been in our prayers from the get go and will continue to be. The grace and may I say-candor with which you are handling this is amazing! Nothing heals like laughter! The stuff we laugh about in my family is appalling but from reading your comments, I think you would understand :) I'm anxious to talk to you and maybe a little visit next week?? I would hope you know me well enough to tell me where to go if you don't feel like it!!
    Taylor sends her love too!
    Pam Thorpe

  2. Hey, Peggy. Been nonstop thinking about you. I know I enjoyed our visit last Friday, as well as everybody else. There is nothing like hanging out with old friends. Next time we'll try to leave just before we're thrown out... Keep up the good attitude. We'll drop in again next week for another dose of laughter. I'll coordinate with Katie.

    My "whole" family sends their love!


  3. Awesome report. You are a rock star!!

  4. Hi Peg. Great blog. Colleen was fabulous in the Wizard of Oz and the entire production was awesome. Michaela was great in our come from behind softball victory on Sunday. Go Marlins. All of the Ragos are praying for you and we will continue to do so. All our love to you and your family. Keep stringing those good days together!

  5. Hi Peg, Good news on your 3rd round. Still praying and thinking positive thoughts for you and your family. Keep hangin in there. Hugs. Brigette

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