What, you again?

Hi again! Are you so sick of me yet. This will be
quick and painless I swear. I had a weeks worth of
testing that was well, somewhat awful. But mostly just
because I have bad veins and the lovely people at
Pennsylvania Hospital were forced to stick me over and
over and over. I decided to be nice to them anyway. So
here are some things that I found out.
#1 radioactive material does not give you superpowers.
I am disappointed.
#2 Catscans make feel like I am going to wet my pants,
but apparently that is a normal response.
#3 I really like closed in spaces. No really I used to
hide in the closet as a child. Claustrophobia, not a
problem for me.
#4 People start to sweat after they can’t find your
veins for like the third time. And the person that
does find it thinks their the shit.
#5 If you are really nice to medical personnel they
will do anything for you..including lying to the
doctor so he will get your test results to your
oncologist the next day so you do not have to worry
over the holiday weekend.
But seriously, I should find out tomorrow the extent
to which my cancer has spread. Right now my doctor is
saying I will be on chemo 4-5 months. The ones I will
be on will make me lose my hair, be nauseous,and have
mouth sores. Gross I know. Then I will have a
mastectomy. Then 6 months of radiation and herceptin
which is a bit different than chemo and is more for my
kind of cancer. I told my doctor she is not allowed to
let me die or I am going to make her adopt one of my
children. She laughed…Overall, I am feeling like I
am in good hands. I pray a lot and feel pretty
relaxed.I really can not thank you all enough for all
that you have done for me and my family. Your support
and love is totally appreciated. I am the most
fortunate person to have you all in my life. I thank
God for all of you. Keep sending me info. Keep
emailing and calling. Your friendship means the world
to me. Love always, Andrea

2 Responses to “What, you again?”

  1. jae says:

    hi. we don’t know each other, but i happened to see a comment left on a friends’ myspace page with the web address.. out of curiosity i decided to check it out… wow. wasn’t expecting what i found, but i’m glad i found it.

    i think you’re amazing. i am in awe. the amount of strength it takes for some just to get out of bed each day… and you put them all to shame. here you are, battling cancer, six kids and a husband (who must be wonderfully supportive) – and oops, can’t forget about the dog now. WOW. i just wanted to say that.

    i also just wanted to say this :: if you want another friend, give me a shot. i would love to learn more about you. my name is jae, i’m 27, married, 1 kid (boy, 10.5 months, his name is rylan). i lost my grandfather to prostate cancer…he was my best friend. as for me, well, once i can afford to go back to the doctor i’ll be able to find out if i have either fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis – or something else.

    ok, anyway, i hope to hear from you, but if not, don’t worry. i won’t be offended. it sounds like your life is busy enough!

    – jae (oohprettykitty@yahoo.com)

  2. Kelly says:

    Thankyou for all your responses. Just for the record I do not feel like our family is being neglected. Our friends are amazing! I just needed people to know what the current situation is. Being back here (the blog) is a little hard sometimes. Getting feedback from all of you so quickly makes it a lot easier.

    be well
    Kelly