Julie’s Story

Site created on June 18, 2019

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Newest Update

Journal entry by Julie Williams-Jenkins

Quick update....Had bloodwork and saw my oncologist this past week.  New chemo is working on cancer to prevent progression, however, it is literally pushing my liver to its limit.  My liver enzymes are at a critically high level.  Drugs are metabolized and changed into their active form that works in our bodies by the liver.  So the liver is quite vital if you need to take ANY medicine let alone chemo.  Unfortunately, I have to stop taking my chemo for a week to let my liver relax, then take my remaining chemo pills every other day, followed by taking the same medication at half the dose.  Weekly bloodwork and scans likely to follow as well.  Not the worst news and not the best news.  Disappointing, I think is a fair statement.  I also can’t take any other meds either - so no Zyrtec as I see pollen on my car or Advil when I get a headache and DEFINITELY no Quarantine Wine!!! In the meantime, we are staying safe and sound at home.  Glad to have such amazing and funny kids with a supportive husband to have fun with and oodley doodley dogs to cuddle with.  Thank you for continuing to be a part of our cancer trip.  (And Remember, I’m not on FB these days, so I don’t see your comments).  Much love to you and yours......STAY HOME!!!
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