In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
– Robert Frost
I’ve probably used that quote in a previous post, but it continues to be the truth, so I’m going to continue to use it. (sidenote: Robert Frost said this during his eightieth birthday celebration according to journalist and self-help writer Ray Josephs.)
No news is good news right? There hasn’t been much to share except that life has continued to go on. Work, cycling, getting a dog (have I mentioned we got a dog? We got a dog!)… the mundane tasks of the day are welcome.
We met with Dr. T earlier this week, and while there are no new test results to share, we’ll do another CA-125 ahead of next week’s infusion. If I’m in normal range (fingers & toes crossed!), we’ll complete the 6 cycles and then do 2 more.
From there, we may continue with Doxil. Or we could stop chemo entirely and move to a PARP inhibitor for maintenance. Three years ago, these kind of drugs were not part of the protocol, but now they are. I think an oral far outweighs having an infusion, but we’ll take it as it comes.
At the very least, the doc is very happy with my ongoing results and the fact that the chemo hasn’t affected my skin in any way.
Except. I have sun sensitivity and I didn’t consider this while getting a gel manicure a few months back. I ended up sunburning my nail beds, because I didn’t stop to make the connection of UV light for your hand = the same as laying out in the sun. In two words: IT SUUUUUUUUUCKED. Back to painting my own nails again… #firstworldproblems
Not much else to report. I can’t believe it’s already February. We’re heading to the Tour de Palm Springs this weekend as part of our cycling team’s annual camp. I’m riding the 26-mile course and Kenji is due to partake in the 102-miler. Should be a fun weekend overall before heading into an infusion week.
Onward we go.