Thursday, September 13, 2007

Time For a Break!

Kelly just had her last chemo treatment tonight!! She has one more radiation treatment tomorrow and then she is done with radiation! She is very happy about this. Her radiation therapist asked her what she was going to do at 10:30 every morning now. She has four weeks off all treatment after tomorrow before she begins her next rounds of chemotherapy. This should give her body time to recover and her blood counts to go back up. They are very low right now after six weeks of treatments.

She is doing some testing at her high school to see how her brain has recovered from her surgery. As most of you know, she was having some reading processing problems as a result of surgery. She has definitely improved and is now reading constantly. Thanks to everyone who has sent her book store gift certificates. She has used them all! She will soon begin her home tutoring as soon as her teachers at her high school know if they need to make any modifications for her.

Her doctors have reminded her to stay in touch with her friends - at this point it is very good for her spirits and important to her recovery. So those of you who are friends of Kelly's - please post messages to her here. She loves to read them! It brightens her day to know you are thinking about her.

10 comments:

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Hi Kelly!!

Woohoo! We are jumping up and down with excitement for you!! So glad you get a 4 week break from your treatments! We'll be celebrating in Florida tonight for you!

So glad you're able to enjoy reading again! Maybe you could convince Kylie that reading is actually fun! She's just not enjoying it lately! Could be that homework thing getting in the way!! :)

I love your photo and story on the first page of your blog--great for those who haven't been able to read your story yet.

I'm very excited that our new phones have texting capabilities, so we can keep in touch more! Kylie and Ryan will be sending you messages soon!

I'll be counting down the hours today until your last treatment!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Love,
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Bob, Kylie and Ryan

KaceDilla said...

hey,

I am glad you are done with treatment for a while so you can take a break and have fun! Hope everything is well.

Kacie Baker

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
Hurray!! It must feel so good to be done with chemo for 4 weeks! And all done with radiation - cause for celebration if I ever heard one! I hope you're able to have some fun with friends now!
Love & hugs,
Aunt Tracy, Uncle Tom, Emily & Jake
XOXOXO

Debbie Meyering said...

Yahoooo! Congratulations on making it through your first round. YOu are doing so well, and you still look beautiful! (I had lost my hair by day 13!) You have such a positive attitude, and i think that is everything. Enjoy your break, and let us know when you are up for another kitten visit!
Love,
Debbie, Lauren, and Kristina

Tom said...

Hi Kelly,
I am very glad to hear that you are past this part of your treatment. Hang in there, rest, relax, and have some fun during your break. Best wishes.
Tom Nicolosi

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Kelly,
I'm glad you get a break! Have a good time with your Mom and Dad in Hawaii!

P.S. Hadley says "Hi!"

Love,

Kylie

Shannon said...

Hey Kelly! I'm so glad you are almost done with those treatments!! YAY!

It was wonderful to see you last Tuesday! I really enjoyed talking with you. Like I said, we need to have a get-together sometime!

And to update you about me, I just got new glasses. They are black and made of plastic instead of metal. Hopefully they look nice.

I'll see you soon! Best wishes!!
Shannon Hargis

Becca Green said...

Hi Kelly its Becca!
How are you? It seems like I have'nt seen you in forever. VBS was not the same with out you, it just did not seem as exciting. I miss having sleepovers after words also. And catching baby lizards that bite our hands, making smoothies, and holding chickens that poop on Megan Hahahah, I always have a blast when I am with you! I hope I see you soon then we can snuggle with that huge teddy bear of yours not to mention that eeyore. I still love him! High school is going great for me I made lots of new friends. To bad your not there! You should go to capo! Well, have fun and get better soon.
Love ya, Becca

Becca Green said...

Hi Kelly its Becca!
How are you? It seems like I have'nt seen you in forever. VBS was not the same with out you, it just did not seem as exciting. I miss having sleepovers after words also. And catching baby lizards that bite our hands, making smoothies, and holding chickens that poop on Megan Hahahah, I always have a blast when I am with you! I hope I see you soon then we can snuggle with that huge teddy bear of yours not to mention that eeyore. I still love him! High school is going great for me I made lots of new friends. To bad your not there! You should go to capo! Well, have fun and get better soon.
Love ya, Becca

Becca Green said...

Hi Kelly its Becca!
How are you? I miss you. It seems like I haven't seen you in forever. Vacation Bible School wasn't the same with out you. It just wasn't as exciting! I also miss our sleepovers after words. Remember the time that we caught that baby lizard and it bit my hand, or when we held chickens and it pooped on Megan hahah! Good times. I can't wait till we do it again. Then we can snuggle up with that huge teddy bear of yours, not to mention that eeyore. Yep, i still love him! High school is great. to bad your not there. You should go to capo! Hope to see you soon.
Love ya! Becca