Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Update Ta Da

Ta Da I'm Back! Once again it has been difficult to find time and write a blog post. My mom, Gram decided last weekend it was appropriate for her to return to Franklin county in tending to grandpas needs. She will be coming to help in our home during various weekdays- weather pending.

I did have my first round of chemo this past weekend and overall it was not pleasant. I will list some of the unpleasantness below:

1. A good headache on Friday evening.

2. Cramping throughout the five days

3. Rash near bellybutton

More side effects were experienced.

The chemo(Temodar) will be doing it's work the remainder of this month. I am to have labs on Thursday the 28th and see oncologist, Dr. Needles the day after.

Thanks for checking in...kate


Especially Heather said...

It is so good to hear from you! I had/have a rash on my thigh from Temador.... what are you taking for the nausea? I found Zofran didnt work on a higher dose so I took Kytril. Talk to your neuro-oncologist about it if it gets too bad. Remember that chemo builds up in your system...

Love you and continuing to pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Kate you sound positive, even in the midst of you chemo. I am so happy to hear that in yur blog. I kow you have moments of fear and discouragement, but our God will be right there with you. I hope your symptons disappear, or lessen and I pray for all your family.

Anonymous said...

You DO sound positive despite the headache, the rash, and the cramping. Good for you! Glad to have heard your peppy self is not tromped upon by your present medication regimen...not that MUCH would / could ever tone down the YOU that we know and love... Why do I like to use "...'s" and "--'s" instead of punctuation like normal people? Hmmm: things on which to ponder. Thinking of you today and loving you (as usual). Laura Joback for the Joback clan

OKGardners said...

Rest assured that folks in Oklahoma are praying for your improved health. Even though you don't know ME, I feel that I know YOU. That is what is important.

Love & Prayers,
Betty in Oklahoma

OKGardners said...

By the way ... Do me a favor ...

Please tell your friend, Laura Joback, that she is using the "dashes and dots" instead of punctuation, because it is more like a friendly conversation that way.

That's my TAKE on using it ... that is what I do in my writing.

Have a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY everyone!

Betty in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day to the Snodgrass family - may you be showered with love and blessings from above!!

Kate, sorry to hear you've had some side effects. Praying that they disappear quickly!

Mrs. I.

Ramona Lisa said...

Side effects,
Side effects,
Don't come back
Any other day!

Temodar, Temodar,
Blast those cells-
We want Kate
To feel quite well!

Anonymous said...

Just checkin' in to wish you and your guys a blessed and fun weekend. Prayers enclosed !

Anonymous said...

Haven't written anything in a while, but want you to know I am thinking of you and your family, and I continue to pray for you!
Sending you hugs!!!
Tiffani G

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

I check your blog frequently, so I saw this entry earlier, but I was feeling sick so I didn't respond at the time. Praying for you, though, even when I haven't left a comment!


Kim said...


I'm praying for you, too.