Saturday, September 13, 2008

Eu VOU BEM

quem nao VAI NADA BEM são as minhas células cancerosas que um dia destes levam um tiro no pé.

Images of my last scans, before and after last surgery, with music of two Brasilians that I love, Ana Carolina and Seu Jorge. This song (Serge Gainsbourg's Chatterton) repeats the phrase: Nao Vou Nada Bem, meaning, I am not doing well at all. Which is not my case, since I am doing well, EU VOU BEM. It is my cancer cells that are not doing well at all. One of these days, my great Dana-Farber team is going to find a drug that forces them to commit suicide.

video
(edited, this morning, in Windows Movie Maker,
while my friend Zazá took care of Maya)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Elsa, great video. I'm happy that you're doing well!!!!!!! You are my inspiration.

Fellow Retro Lipo traveler,
Eric

Elsa D. said...

Hi Eric,
It is always great (and sad) to find
another Retro Lipo traveler (i love your expression). Please stop by again. As you know the road we travel gets lonely sometimes!
How are you doing?
Wish you Health
Elsa

Anonymous said...

Hi Elsa,

Yes it is "great" and "sad" to find other travelers. Because there are so few of us, it's difficult to find others. I'm so thankful you are sharing your story. I definitely look up to you for insporation.

So far I'm doing OK, but the Retro Lipo has returned and I will start my second round of Doxurubicin/Ifosfamide/Mesna on Tuesday. I can feel the "blob" (that's what I call it) in my abdomen. There is some pain but otherwise it's just a big nuisance. It's grown rather large again, too. At least that's what I feel.

I'm just six months into this whole ordeal. I can only imagine how you've dealt with it for as long as you have. I had a major surgery last April - doctors took out a 6 pound tumor. I found out in early August it was back. Boo hoo.

I wish you great health as well.
My Best,
Eric

Elsa D. said...

Hi Eric,
Good luck.
I know how you must be feeling, I did Doxurubicin/Ifosfamide also and it was not fun... but the good news is that as soon as you finish it you will forget it. Things get easier after a while. I remember that I suffered a lot more with the news of my first recurrence. Now, it has become routine... another tumour? ok we will deal with it. One at a time. One day at a time.
I only have one advice for sarcoma patients, make sure that you are treated by sarcoma specialists.
Take care
Elsa

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if I can ask you a few questions about Sarcoma - preferably via email. I'm not too sure about my doctor, who is a sarcoma specialist, and just want to get some insight from you. Please let me know and I can supply you with my email address. Thanks!

Eric

Elsa D. said...

Eric,
Yes! I wsa thinking the same thing, to ask you for my email.
Please write: cheocvan@gmail.com
Elsa

Elsa D. said...

Hi Eric, I mean: I was going to ask you for your email
:)

I hope the side effects of the chemo are mild.

Elsa

Anonymous said...

My email is: eskogman@hotmail.com