Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I've made the decision

After discussing it my sweetheart, and many prayers, I have made the decision to treat the cancer aggressively. I'm relieved to have the decision made. The doctors office will call today to get the pre-auths they need from the insurance company and then we'll get started. The duration of the treatments will be about 6 months with each cycle lasting about 3 weeks.

The side effects are the typical chemotherapy side effects. Lovely, right? Thankfully, they have meds to treat most of them.

A funny thing ... with this chemo there's about a 50-70% chance that I will loose my hair. With this in mind, I decided I might as well color it red. I'm always nervous about doing reds and I usually shy away from them because they require a lot of maintenance. But, if I might loose it any way, I might as well have fun with it. So, watch for the red to come. :)

And, please, keep the prayers coming!

3 comments:

TeriLyn said...

We will keep you in our prayers! Best of luck dear.

Red hair will be fabulous!!

chickadee3357 said...

Sweet!!! I can't wait for the red hair! I LOVE red hair. I have done it multiple times.

Diana said...

I think you are an amazing women with such faith. You will be in my prayers!! Thanks for the example you set for all of us!! Red Hair I love it my grandaughter is a fiesty red head!!!