Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quarter of a Century

I have now hit the quarter of a century mark having gone through my 25th total treatment since March of last year. It sounds like a lot and it is but, I am still here and still going strong. I have told numerous people that I actually feel better today than I did 3 years ago. The number of treatments that I will have in the near future is an undetermined number. I will continue to get breaks from time to time, but more treatments are in the future for me. I know that most of the time I am a positive person about all of this but I will tell you that it gets frustrating from time to time thinking about treatments coming up. Those times are few and far between and only make me that much more determined to beat this and put it in the past.

This past week's treatment was one of the easier treatments that I have had. Jenny and I left The Center Center on Wed. at close to 4:15 in the afternoon. That is extremely late for us to leave. I dont know if it was the long day on Wed. or what but come Thurs and Fri I slept for the better part of the day both days.

On Saturday evening Jenny & I went to a wedding shower for Kris and Lauren and got to see a lot of Jenny's friends from college. On Sunday I woke up and met my brother and parents at Thornblade for brunch and then dad, Steven, and I teed off at 1:40 that afternoon. As the temps got close to 97 degrees that afternoon, I made it through 12 holes before bowing out and heading home.

This weekend dad and I are going down to Columbia for a golf tournament, but other than that it should be a pretty quiet weekend around the house. I hope that everyone has a great week.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Here We Go Again

Well I have had a nice break of a little over a month, but now it is time to get back onto chemo for a little bit. I went into the Cancer Center today thinking that I was just getting my Erbitux and would head back to work, but instead I got the news that I would be starting my treatments again. My CEA has risen ever so slightly over the past month and Dr. Edenfield decided to be proactive and start the FOLFIRI again. I was hoping to get through at least one more week since I am was supposed to be leaving for the beach after work on Friday.

Since the last post I made life has been pretty quiet around the Bright household. My Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Rick came into town with my cousins Kristin and Eric for the 4th. Jenny and I also made a quick trip down to Columbia for my alumni game on the 3rd. It was good to get to see my family since we dont get to see them very often when they live up in Penn.

I am sorry that I have taken such a long break, but really didn't have too much to update everyone with. I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July.