As I type this, I only have 3 more infusions remaining. It's almost hard to believe. While I know it's not "over" yet, a chapter is definitely getting ready to close. Each round has brought it's own unique challenges and variation of side effects. The constant has been knowing that the first week will suck, … Continue reading This Week & Last
Lots of sleeping off and on today. Doing okay.
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." - Unknown
First, the CA-125 result wasn't as dramatic as previous results. But I'm still in a downward trend, with an additional point lost. The doc said results would slow. I'm hoping I get into the teens by the end of treatment, but I'll take anything in the normal range. Some photos from the day:
So... my what's next post seemed to cause a fair amount of confusion. I realize I missed re-sharing an important piece of information with all the other information, and that my initial sharing of said information just got lost with all the other stuff contained in the post. Because. let's face it, there's a shit … Continue reading Clarification on the Mastectomies
Okay dear readers, near and far, help me out! What is your power song? AKA: The song that you just can't help shaking your booty to and dancing to and puts you in a great mood and you can just listen to over and over again... That's the song I want from you. Or songs. … Continue reading Power Songs & Food Prep
With only two (TWO!) rounds left, a lot of folks have been asking "What happens next?" Well, that brings us back into the unknown. Once I complete chemo, I'm done! No radiation is anticipated. Upon completion of the 6th round, I'll get a new CT scan. If (when) that comes back clear, they'll schedule surgery … Continue reading What’s Next?
Time has been a funny thing these past few months. I can't believe I'm done with the 4th of 6 rounds (66.6666666...% complete!) and simultaneously, time seems to stand still. Or life does, in a way. The first week of treatment feels like wading through mud with the nausea and a wacko sleep schedule. I'm … Continue reading Round 4 Done!
The side effects are starting earlier and earlier each round apparently. Pretty nauseous today and my bowels aren't too happy either. Ah well. This will pass. In other news, I'm still in need of drivers next week on Wednesday. Any takers? I'll post round 5 (!!!!) dates this weekend.