A very belated Happy New Year to all of you who have been my support & friends for so long now (18 months on line). I am currently undergoing Taxotere & it has not been a happy experience for me. After the 1st one (13 December) I was bed ridden from the 3rd day. I have never felt so ill in life. I could not even roll over. I was zonked out on morphine to try to get even a little respite. I had to have 24 hour care from family as I had to be carried to the toilet. Eventually the hospital gave me more steroids & I slowly improved. I was ready to quit as I didn't think I could go through that again but others persuaded me to try again & isn't the spirit a wonderful thing. Once I had come out of the shadow I knew I could go on. What's the alternative. Death! & I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. So I went back for more last week & they changed dosages & back up treatment & gave me a second Aredia infusion as well (5 hours on drip that day as they had never done the two together before & kept saline flushing to be sure). I came throgh this better though I was bad with stomach cramps last night & bleeding piles & mouth ulcers (yes I took ice during infusion but it hasn't helped. any other suggestions for help there would be most appreciated.) Also my CA 153 levels are the highest ever (220 now) & I must admit to getting worried that I am not responding to treatment.
Well enough about my woes. At least it is summer here & the weather is at last improving. I hope you in North America are not suffering under too much snow & ice.
May you all have the most amazing New Year and let's all pray for that elusive cure that is going to let us get on with our lives again.
You are all so important to me & I just wanted to let you know how much your support means when I am low.
Love & hugs to you all & prayers for Rosa who is going cold turkey with her cure & I know she will improve when she returns home to Nova Scotia.