Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thirsty Thursday

I guess Rick wasn't really thirsty, but he did have to drink lots of liquids before his scan. He always tries to share it...but I refuse. I think it's improved over the years. It used to be a thick white cream, now it's a thin white liquid. Yummmm...I go get a cup of coffee and sit next to him like a good wife, encouraging him to "drink it all up". Rick's results get back on Wednesday.

While I was there my doctor ordered a chest x-ray to make sure this respitory thing isn't pneumonia. I left before the x-ray came back so I'm just waiting for a call tonight to say everything is ok.

I'm very excited to meet a new friend tomorrow. Diana is her name and she is a non (never) smoking woman with lung cancer who has been taking Tarceva for 21 months too! We talked yesterday and made arrangements to meet on Friday. I heard today from the doctor's office that there are about 6 women who are responding like this to Tarceva (at least 16 months). We have enough to start our own support group - or goof off group :) Whichever seems to fit us best.

Love you more than all the snow falling in the Northwest Mountains....Holy Blizzard Batman!

Dreaming Big,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Saturday, February 2nd
It was good to sit down this beautiful sunny morning and take a few minutes to catch up on the goings on in the Schmitt family. We have your blog saved on our AOL favorites list, but it had been a while since I last checked in. I hope Rick's scan went well and things are at least under control. It sounds like you all had a great time in the Bahamas. One of these days our extended family will have to do somehing like that. Someday. You're all still in our prayers. Keep up the good work!

Dan & Linda