Thursday, December 30, 2010

If it's Thursday, it must be Chemo!

Actually, this will soon no longer be true.  I'm getting triple doses of Herceptin, starting today, so that means I only have to get my infusion every three weeks. :)  Looks like I *will* be heading back to work at the end of January!

Gosh, how exciting to be getting back to a semi-normal life.  I'll have to decide on things to wear, and what earrings to put in, and all that mundane crap that I can't wait to experience again. ;)

Of course, we'll have to see what Dr. Tsai, the radiation oncologist decides to do when I see her again on the13th of January.  It's possible we'll start a new round of radiation.

So, I don't see Dr. Fastenberg again until March.  And before I see him, I have to have another CT with contrast.  Everything is looking good, I have to say.  I'm still anemic, according to my labs, but I don't need a transfusion yet.  Keep up with the iron supplements is the plan.  One of my liver function measurements was a little wonky, but we're going to watch it; it may just be a fluctuation.  The glucose was up, but I wasn't doing a fasting test, and I had just eaten breakfast.

Oh yes, I have to take my traditional chemo picture!

Look, I also managed to get my sister, Jane, in the picture.  She's my chemo buddy most days. I can drive to get the treatment, but I can't really drive back, so Jane's my post-chemo chauffeur.

I should not have taken the picture with the light fixture behind my thin, spiky hair.  I really look like a pound puppy with mange. :D

Well, that's it for this post.  Things are going VERY well on the cancer front.  Let's hope my body can hold out.

Love and hugs to all!

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! I'm so glad to hear the good news. Keep up the good work. You deserve it girl. It's freezing outside, I hope you have your heat on today. I turned mine on for the first time this year. I saw snow flakes and there is snow on top of the Superstitions. Keep the good news coming!
    Love, Julie

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  2. Great news sweetie. Your sister looks like you, I can tell you are sisters, oh and I love the hair, I really think it suits you.
    Just keep keepin on, you seem to be doing well.
    Stay warm, I saw where Phoenix had some snow. The first year we were in AZ (12 years ago) we actually saw some snow flurries in Mesa, it was the main topic on the local news for at least a week lol.
    Stay warm and safe and I the new year will be amazing for you.
    Fay in the family room

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  3. Thank you, Julie and Fay! I think if all the rest of my organs can hold up through the wear and tear of these treatments, I could BE part of that 5% to live past 5 years. :D

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