Thursday, August 23, 2012
Big Thank You, And an Update!
Now, on with the update.
First off, Tabby's last CT scan showed shrinkage. This'll probably be the only time I ever say "shrinkage is a good thing," but in this case it is. What that means, I hope, is that we're over the hump. Since April, we've been told "no change" and "no growth," but it hadn't gotten smaller either. Now, the tumors have shrunk. Not much, but enough that there is a glimmer of hope.
Tabby has, as a result of all this mess, developed diabetes. Likely, it'll resolve itself when her pancreas starts working on its own again, but we don't know that. Also, because her white bloodcell count was very low, the doctors put her on something called "Nulasta," which forces her body to overproduce white blood cells. Sounds good, until you realize how your body does such a thing. White blood cells come from bone marrow, which means that, when she's injected with this stuff, every bone in her body aches. Literally. Every. Bone. She's a tough lady, but it's hard to know she's in that kind of pain.
The chemo makes her very tired, but she's keeping her spirits up. It's that positive attitude that is a testament to her strength, and is helping her fight. And one of the big things that's keeping her spirits up is you.
So to everyone who reads this, thank you.
Just a reminder, if anyone is still interested in buying a copy of Droplets (all proceeds go to paying Tab's medical bills), you can do so by visiting The American Horror Writer Bookstore.