Wednesday, September 26, 2007

See? Laughter is the best medicine

I am proof that laughing can keep the cancer bug away. I had no idea that today would give us such great reports. The tumors are still in my lungs, but within this last month the growth has been so small and my symptoms are not alarming, so we will continue with Tarceva for a while longer. We are going to rule out anything suspicious in my brain because of some dizziness I've been having. I'm just hoping they find brains :)

Rick's report was great as well. He will be changing his chemo routine a little. Starting Tuesday, he won't have to bring the chemo fanny pack home with him. He just has chemo (every 3 weeks - not 2 like before) for a couple of hours, then takes chemo pills for the next 2 weeks. He is thrilled. Except... his tooth is still hurting. Hopefully, within the next couple of days that will start getting better as well. They say this can be a side-effect of chemo, let's hope it's nothing worse.

It was great having all the kids with us for the appointments today. I know that going to SCCA can be a long day, but sometimes I think it's longer for the ones who stay back home and have to wait for a phone call. When cancer messes with a Schmitt, it messes with the whole family!

Hey, did I ever tell you I danced with Ellen? OH, I DID! And, I loved it...

Dreaming with my dancing shoes off...the blisters are killing me ("she survived lung cancer but died from dancing blisters" - what a headline)



Anonymous said...

So great to hear all went so well...I do know the feelings you experience before your appointment all too well - I go next Thursday, but know too, all will be fine! I just keep laughing.......

Jana Shaughnessy aka Slacker

Anonymous said...

PRAYERS were answered once again :)
Look at you dancing with your NEW FRIEND, your AMAZING!!!

Love you -


CFCINA said...

So happy to hear that all went well today! I finally got to watch the show tonight---so cool to see the girls & YOU Dancing with Ellen! You, Rick and the entire family are truly an INSPIRATION! Thank you for continuing to share your story!

~ Kathy C.
Hillsboro, OR

Anonymous said...

Great news for you and Rick. I hope you will take time to take care of you. Hugs and loves to you, Rick and the kids. Praying again tonight and every night for health and happiness for you. I love you to the moon and back.

Christie said...

Im so glad you got good news!!!! I watched you dance with Ellen and had tears of joy in my eyes! You all looked like you had SO much fun!