Alese Coco's Journey through Hodgkins Disease

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Unwelcomed News...

Alese has an extremely sharp pain on the right side of her body just below her rib cage for almost three weeks.

We took her to City of Hope yesterday and they did an ultra sound and determined there are two “swollen” lymph nodes on and near her liver. At this time, we are uncertain if these nodes are cancerous, or they’re just swollen.

Alese is in a lot of discomfort and the morphine they’ve given her is not curbing the pain as we hoped.

We request your prayers. Also, if you church has a pray chain, please add her.


The Coco’s

Friday, November 17, 2006

SAHA Challenges....

I began my second cycle of SAHA on Tuesday, November 7th... I remain extremely, extremely fatigued coupled with a chronic sharp pain just below my rib cage. I'm going to COH today.

This trial is proving to be very challenging for me and at this point I'm questioning if I should continue participation. I'm sleeping up to 18 hours a day, I am weak and have very little stamina. There are several other trials I'm interested and I'm hearing good results about one trial in particular.

The weeks ahead will be challenging and I have some serious decisions to make, I request your continued prayers.

Fighting 2 Win,

-Alese

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hard Week…

This is one of those weeks that I cannot fully put into words… It was at the level of going through a stem cell transplant without the morphine.

I finished my second full week of SAHA on Tuesday (10/31) and my with the first cycle complete. I thought I was going to rest comfortably the remainder of the week. However, I cannot recall being this sick in years, I’ve lost fifteen pounds in 14 days. My potassium level dropped so severely they’ve given me infusions and I’ve been so weak I’ve needed assistance just getting around the house.

Some goods news, I woke up this morning feeling a little better. Hopefully, I will gain some much needed strength in the coming days, as start the second cycle of SAHA on Tuesday morning.

For now, I can walk, but I’m weak, I can move, but I do so slowly…However, I can still Fight, and I do so 2 Win.

I appreciate your continued prayers and I’m touched by your love.

-Alese

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Request For Prayer

Alese is very sick and we request your prayers. If your church has a prayer chain, please add her.

We'll post information as it becomes available.

The Coco's