February 27, 2017
Alimta maintenance #2…DONE! I had some moral support last week as Mom and Dad were visiting and joined Jim and I at the infusion center. They now have a visual of what takes place and hopefully their fears have abated somewhat. My next scan will be the end of March and we are anticipating and praying that the primary tumor will have shrunk even more and there is no progression. I do have one tumor marker that continues to fluctuate but last week it was down again by more than half and Vignesh was quite pleased. To let you know how well we are getting on, when I asked him why he thought the marker was fluctuating he responded, ‘I don’t know, Peggy. You must be weird.’ I in turn replied, ‘ HA! You are not the first person to tell me that!’ — He actually belly laughed. Because of this wayward marker I had a brain MRI a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to say that all is clear.
On to other things…my band mates have put together a benefit in my honor. Even though I have participated in many benefits as a performer, having one for ME has put me a little (a lot) out of my comfort zone. There have been friends wanting to support and participate in my healing in a monetary way so a portion of the proceeds will go to supporting my complementary treatments not covered by insurance. My dear friends and I are sending this invite to come hear live music (yes, I will be singing with Bob’s Basement Band), sing along, have loads of fun and celebrate life. The BoB serves craft beer and you are welcome to bring in your own dinner as the BoB doesn’t offer food. Monday, March 13, 6:00-8:00, The Brew on Broadway (The BoB).
May I again express how grateful I am for your continued prayers and good thoughts.