Yesterday I had my 3rd round of the Full Chemo cocktail. Arrived at 8:30 am and left at 3:30- full day of work for this Chemo Girl.
I asked my Oncologist about my current mix of drugs, and is this considered standard protocol or aggressive or outside the norm for someone in my condition. She said it was the standard protocol. I asked what lab work would indicated improvement, or need for change etc..Now I don't have this completely straight, but one of the "markers" they look at in my bi-weekly blood work is CA/CEA and according to Dr. Lo, my level went from 14 to 7- which is good, whatever it means i'm not sure, but Yay me, my evil liver tumors are responding!
Another Yay - since I no longer have pain in my ribs and organs, it is another good indication the the axis of evil is shrinking and responding. Yay!
An unfortunate Boo- I stinkin' lost like 6-7 lbs. Soooo not good. I need to pork up people. Since my mouth sores subsided for now (& cross your fingers they don't return with this chemo cycle)
I can eat more substantial foods. As a matter of fact, I ate a WHOLE deli sandwich at chemo yesterday, a bag of chips, then for dinner I ate some goulash and a chocolate shake. Oinky, Oinky
I used to have a flat wide butt and with this weight loss I have a seriously diminished, flatter than a pancake, saggy old-lady bottom. I need some serious squats, but I'm afraid, in my current state, I'd take one dip down and never get off the floor without assistance! any suggestions, bring 'em on.
My Daily Gratitudes: Uneventful chemo cycle; tolerating chemo Well; NO nausea; my family's unending love, cooking and errand runs; Mia McPherson's Bruce Springsteen Concert gifts-Whoo-Hoo!
Looking forward to a few visitors this weekend - Julie & Karen - can't wait to see you!