Well, I'm still feeling great. That's SUCH a good thing!
About a week after my last post, though, I ended up in the hospital with a serious infection caused by the latest chemo treatment I'd had. I was in for five days on IV antibiotics, a surgical procedure to drain an abscess, and a platelet and blood transfusion. Yikes!! None of that was from the cancer. All of it was from the treatments.
So I took a six week vacation from chemo. Last treatment left off the third cocktail
I have a 4-hour chemo treatment every three weeks. Still feeling great except for 3 days or so around my treatment. The main side effect is extreme tiredness, and that passes in 3-4 days. Next week, I have a body scan to determine if they will stop treatment, continue as is or change the chemistry. Since I still feel good, I'm hoping they can continue.
Ive manages to, as I've said before, get all my personal affairs in order. Some of you may remember mom's John. I've taken him to the
So. I start chemo Wednesday. Get a port put in on Tuesday. The chemo will be once every three weeks for three times and then another PET scan. If it's worse, chemo stops. If the same or better, they'll keep it up as long as I want to.
ive been really busy. A trip to the boat now and then...lunches with friends and going over my "stuff" one last time.
I joined the Illinois Cremation Society yesterday. Prepaid for my cremation and filled out the myriad state required