Preparing for chemo is hard on me mentally; since I know I’ll be sick for the following seven days. In the last post I mentioned that the Oncologist wanted me to take a week off chemo. Well… I received a call from him saying he wants me back on the schedule. I agreed and was ready to get chemo yesterday, but during the appointment he thought that I need an extra week to heal the sores on my tongue. I will be switching from getting treatment every two weeks to every three weeks. This means I’ll be in treatment until August, I think I need to have a total of 12, and I’m at #4.
On Monday, I was at Overlake Hospital for four hours getting body scans with contrast; CT and MRI. The results came back quickly, there are no changes compared to the ones I got in December. Recap: I have two spots in my lungs that have not been confirmed cancerous, and five spots in my liver that are cancer. The Oncologist didn’t seem worried about the results. I on the other hand, wanted to see them shrinking.
-Tues March 31st, meet with a liver surgeon at University of WA. They will review ‘my story’ and body scans to see if they have any therapy that will target the cancer.
-Next chemo is April 1st. Overall I’m doing okay and hanging in there. I still have my hair, but it is thinning. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.