It has been so long since I have updated my blog that I have been getting emails asking if everything is okay. The answer is yes, everything is actually going well. We have just been busy busy getting ready for the holidays and looking forward to finishing up chemo.
Over the past few weeks lots has happened, and it is all good news. I broke a record by making it to work everyday for two weeks in a row! If you know me, you know it is awesome for me to be back at work. Working on a regular schedule makes me feel like a normal person. My students are keeping me busy and so is IEP (Individual Education Plan) season. IEPs are the extra paperwork that go along with being a special education teacher. They are extremely time consuming, and most of them are due at around the same time... now! :(
I have completed the second round of scans - MRI, CT, X-Ray, and MUGA. Everything came out with good results. No change to my heart, no more growth or new metastasis of cancer, and the edema around the lesion in my hip has decreased. I have completed 5 of 6 chemotherapy treatments, my last treatment is in two weeks. Then I will wait three weeks to heal before radiation begins.
Scott has also had some recent news. He began a new job on Monday, and we are thrilled that he working locally again! It makes feel good to know that he is right down the street if I need him.
The most EXCITING news by far is that Beth gave birth to our nephew! Jacob August Beaton was born on November 13, 2007. Check out all of the adorableness here.