Posted By Mike&Leslie


Mike and I are back from my primary oncologist Dr. McClay.  Where do I begin.....well it wasn't exactly what I wanted to hear again.  Unfortunately I have to do chemo again.  I will begin that on December 8th.  It is 3 different types again.....2 orally and one by IV.  It will enhance the effect of the radiation treatment. This regimen works well on getting through the brain barriers. The good thing about it is that I can do the IV one here where I live instead of traveling back and forth to San Diego.  The oral drugs will be daily again and the IV will be once a week for 6 weeks.  They will then re-evaluate where I am and I may be doing 3 more 6 week treatments after that.  Yes, I was bummed to hear that at first.  But I have a real peace about it now.  I will do what it takes to fight this ugly disease and be done with it once and for all.  This peace I have is totally coming from all of your prayers.  God is keeping me so strong.  I seriously didn't think I had it in me.  Who knew?

The Dr. said I should not lose my hair, not get too sick, and it will be up to me and my levels and how I am feeling as to whether I can continue working.  I will work for as long as I can.  You see....I love the kids at school.  They are great therapy for me. 

Prayer requests:  This is selfish I know.....but I really don't want to lose my hair again.  That I can continue working and that the chemo doesn't make me sick at all.  That this will do the trick and that I won't ever have to go through this again.  For my families strength.

For now I want to get back to Thanksgiving fun and enjoy being with my family and eating like crazy!  Tomorrow is pie baking day which I love.  Have a great rest of the day!

7 Comment(s):
Teri Sulli said...
Wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving - eat lots! Love Teri and Family
November 26, 2008 12:35:44
Rev Steve Fisher said...
Leslie, WE Colts fans have to have a little blessing, now and then. We don't have the beauty of California or have the superb weather. Then when you're an IU fan, like I am, this is a year for suffering. You are on the prayer list of the First Christian Church in Salem, IN and we will stand alongside you and your family throughout the whole process. I was pleased to talk to your mom a few minutes ago. We love Besse and Bill a great deal...and by extension, you, too. Remember that you can do all things through God who loves you! Pastor Steve Fisher
November 26, 2008 11:50:51
Madeline said...
I don't comment on your blog, Leslie...but I just need to let you know a couple of things. First of all, I want you to know what a wonderful blessing AND example you are to me! I am so thankful that you are working with our kids...I can't think of anyone who has been more of an inspiration to all...than you! Next, I want you to know that I have signed a side letter with the union, and everyone will kick in and donate their sick leave to you so don't worry about that! I pray that this will be your best Thanksgiving ever and that you will continue to have PEACE... like Terrie says... "You can do this!" I love you! Madeline
November 26, 2008 09:10:30
Brenda Grose said...
Sounds like they are all over your treatment... Wow to think it has only been a week or so and all this has happened...Put that out of your mind and enjoy your family and friends so that next week you are rested and ready to kick some butt!!!!I hope you Mike, Jenna,Ryan, Jeff and the rest of your family have a great Thanksgiving...
November 26, 2008 08:45:12
Terrie O. said...
YEP! Y'all can do this... Leslie, you are a child of God and married to a Godly man and have Godly Prayer Warriors praying away. I am so thankful for pie making days; I pray that you enjoy your day. It is great therapy; remember not to knead that pie dough too much, but you know if you just need to punch it, go ahead. I actually worked with playdough at a site this morning and realized I was getting weaker hands or else the playdough was really tough. I am smiling and I BELIEVE! I love you Leslie. Gobbling, Terrie O.
November 25, 2008 08:12:11
"Angel" Linda said...
Just a quick update from here: My niece got an acceptance letter from Niagara University! We're so proud of her...and excited for her! She also got a letter from Alfred University wanting her to sign a contract with them for early admission...on contingency of acceptance. For right now, she's not making any firm decision...she wants to see what other offers come her way before committing to any one college. She's also awaiting word on two other places that she's applied. I'll let you know what she decides, when she makes up her mind. I'm soooo happy for her...she feels more like a daughter to me, than a niece! It's just so hard to believe she's grown up enough to be going off to college in the fall...I changed that girls diapers! :0) Talk to you again soon. "Angel" Linda
November 25, 2008 07:23:24
"Angel" Linda said...
You're right, this isn't what we were hoping to hear...but you can do this! You've been there before and faced the worst of can endure it again, especially if it's not as rough with side effects this time. And you're need to do whatever it takes to slay this beast. I'll be by your side through it all (even with 3000 miles between us), just like last time. Already on those prayer requests. Give Mike a BIG HUG from me...and let him know I've got you both covered in prayer. You guys will face this, as bravely as you did the first time. You'll come through with flying colors. No doubts here. Love you both SUPER-D-DUPER much! Talk with you again soon. Angel Hugs! "Angel" Linda
November 25, 2008 04:37:36
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