Well, another round / cycle / something of chemo is done. Was it 6? 7? I honestly don’t remember and am too lazy to go look. No more chemo’s on the schedule yet. Next week is a very exciting week. Tuesday night is a support group. Wednesday is the chest CT Scan. Friday I am hoping to go to Yoga with the lovely Robin. I will also stop at my old office to pick up my W2’s – which apparently someone left on my ex-desk. If I were a less nice person we would discuss the breaking of Federal laws by doing that. Luckily someone else in the office mentioned they were sitting there.
Then the next week is the doctors to see what the scan said, and then probably back to more chemo, or maybe off to radiation, or maybe both. Okay, I just went and looked my first chemo in this round #2 of cancer was on October 1. So 7 rounds – 3 days each. 21 days of chemo. It doesn’t seem like that many when you say it like that! 7 Topotecan. 21 Taxol. 6 Avastin.
I have gained 20 pounds since chemo #1. Pisses me off something greatly! I know, bigger things to worry about and all, but whatever. My goal was to stay as strong as possible through this and obviously I am not succeeding. I was on the treadmill every day in the last two weeks except for chemo days and it is HARD! My heart races so fast, and my lungs hurt so bad. 🙁
On the other hand, I actually feel pretty damn good! I believe that I am doing very well. I am still up and moving most days, and while I may not have a lot of energy I am still able to function most days. I think that’s okay.
It’s -4 Fahrenheit. Good day for reading.
Okay – time for a picture or two.
Frankie trying to take off his collar. Our record is two days of wearing so far. I would not worry about it and leave him collarless except that he desperately tries to get outside. He must be branded in some fashion because I know once warmer weather arrives we will not be able to keep him in.
Corey doing some sort of Lion King thing with Frankie?
This is the sweatshirt I am wearing. My mom embroidered the Raggedy Anne & Andy on a nice black sweatshirt for me. It has held up very well. I do not wear it very often. When it starts looking haggard I will cut out the embroidered part and put it in a frame, or scrapbook I think.