Saturday, October 11, 2008

Receiving Treatments and doing well

Sorry the updates have been slow in the past month, but it has been busy for mom.  She asked me to write a few things today and let everyone know that she is doing really well.

She started chemotherapy treatments about 3 weeks ago.  She has two doctors that are administering chemotherapy.  She receives a natural chemo every week that has very minimal side effects and is used often in Europe.  On Fridays, she goes to her Oncologist and receives traditional medical chemotherapy as well.  Those treatments usually last 1-2 hours and so far she has tolerated them really well.  She tends to get a little flu-like for 24-36 hours, but after that she feels pretty good.  She was also able to cut back on some of her pain medication this week, which all of us (including doctors) took as a big positive.  Her regimen will be 3 weeks of chemo and then gets 1 week off.  This week is her week off and her and Dad are thinking about going to Mexico for a day or two which would be a nice break from all the doctors appointments she usually has every week.

This week she even felt good enough to go see a movie with some of the grandkids, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.  All of us know how much she loves her little dog "Chimi" and the grandkids insisted that they needed to see it with her!:)  She and Tarah were also able to fit in a temple trip as well which always is a great comfort to her.

Her spirits are good and she is still appreciative of all the fasts and prayers that have happened on her behalf and she hopes they will continue.  She knows how well they work!  Her faith as well as all of the family's  is strong. We love our Mom and Grandma and are thankful for all of our wonderful days with her.  Love you mom, glad things are going well!
Mindee

4 comments:

Linda Pickles said...

HI,

Glad to get an update on the treatments. Our whole ward fasted again for you today, and we're all praying for you.

We were with Bishop Shreeve in Mexico as well, and he said you might come, but I'm sure you enjoyed just being with your family. Bishop showed us where your condo is--beautiful spot!

Glad you were able to go to the movies with your grandkids. Nothing more fun than that! And so glad you were able to go to the temple with Tarah. Such comfort and peace there. Each time I go I put your name on the prayer roll. I'm sure it is on there continually because you are so loved and prayed for.

Hang in there dear friend!

Lots of love,

Linda and Jeff

The Jager Family said...

so glad to hear, we are praying for you! Keep strong and positive! Much Love, Shane and Willow

The Scotts said...

Hi Sister Rohner, This is Shanon (Decker) Scott. My sister Jaimee was just telling me about you and I just wanted to let you know we are praying for you. I just love you and your family and keep positive!

Cheryl said...

So glad you are doing well with your treatments. Our family has you in our prayers every day! Just the other day I was chatting with some girls in our ward and they were all saying how much they miss your R.S. lessons. Hang in there and let us know if there is anything we can do to help!
Love,
Cheryl and Christopher