Hi ladies, how are you all doing this fine day? It is so peaceful right now, the wind blowing and the birds chirping away!!
Well, I saw my onco today, the tumours on my liver have grown again. So I am off the Taxol and going to start on XELODA. It is a pill that is taken twice daily for two weeks, then one week off, etc etc. I will try this for three courses then another ct scan in nine weeks. The nice thing about it being a pill, is that it does not go through your entire body via the blood, but once ingested seeks out the cancer cells only and attacks. He said that my hair will start to grow back, slowly but surely, and since there are no steroids with this one, I can start to loose the bulk I put on with the Taxol and the decadron!! I have already lost three lbs!!! yeah!!! I guess the most common sideeffect is diarehhea(?) which can be handled, and 'foot-hand' syndrome. I guess you get a sore itchy rash on the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands. So he said to go barefoot or only wear sandals.
I hope it is not too bad, I want to do the relay for life in June, but then again, someone can push me around in a wheelchair if need be!!!
Apparently the local news heard about how strong I am and how positive, in spite of treatments, diagnosis and prognosis, so they are going to interview me for the news on May 16. Hopefully I can encourage someone else out there who is not doing so well. I think that is my "reason" for having this, to help others. Last summer I was in the paper, and now the tv!! Who knows, next year,maybe I will get that book done I say I am going to write, but have not starte yet!!!!
I hope you are all doing well, keep smiling and have a good giggle!!!!
Hugs to you all.