Posted on July 7, 2014
Elissa finished her fourth round of chemotherapy just before the Fourth of July weekend. The chemo makes her very tired and fatigued for days afterwards. She generally sleeps for several days before bouncing back. Elissa is still fortunate not to have the severe side effects many people experience. It does take Elissa a few days to gain her strength and appetite back. She remains very positive and up beat with her attitude for all that she deals with.
Elissa has another full body PET Scan scheduled mid July. We are optimistic and praying that it will show the same effective results that the first comparison scan showed. Elissa had her internal kidney stent replaced and the Neulasta shots continue to boost her production of White Blood Cells, which help her immune system.
I would like to ask for continued prayers. Elissa is so strong in her faith and attitude towards fighting and beating this terrible cancer. I’m very proud of her and the strength she has. My strength comes from all the support my friends, family and strangers have offered and from Elissa herself.
Thank you again for the generous donations, concerns for our family and for the prayers for Elissa. Elissa and I both appreciate all that everyone has done. I will continue to post updates as we wage war against this terrible disease.
Sincerely, Brad and Brooklyn