Thursday, November 4, 2010

My SECOND blog during chemo..

I'm still pretty groggy from that damned Benadryl, but it's manageable.  Well, though, if you see tons of typos in this one you'll know it's not that manageable after all. :)

For the most part, people in the infusion ward are optimistic and enjoy the social aspects.  Most of them see the same group of people.

Here I am, doing my poison.  I think both of them are up there, the Taxol and the Carboplatin, but only one of them infuses at a time.

I am doing pretty well on this treatment.  My anemia is stable, so I'm still to take the iron supplements.

When Dr. F said that the HER2 was positive; actually when he even mentioned it at all, I was surprised, because I thought it was only associated with breast cancer, and I was HER2 negative for my BC.

But, apparently the FDA has very recently approved the use of Herceptin for Gastro-esophageal cancers, and so, I'm once again, a really lucky duck!

Here is a picture of some of my fellow infusion ward inmates:

Sometimes it's very cold in here, but today it feels great!  Hey, don't we have a lovely view of that palm tree outside?  But darn it, they have a dratted clock right here, too. You just can't get away!

Ok, maybe I'll post later today.  Boy am I glad I bought this little netbook for the kitchen. ;)

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