Mar 31, 2005 - 7:30 pm
Hey guys...hope all's well for everyone. I haven't posted anything specific about Jerri (my wife) for awhile; it's been a little rougher than usual lately and she's fried. I'm fried. The kids are fried. Put a little gravy on us and call us chicken fried steak. (It's a Texas thang.)
She's had two Folfiri treatments after completing 27 of 30 radiation treatments. She couldn't finish the radiation because it was making her terribly sick and LOTS of pain.
After just two Folfiri treatments, her blood counts are so low the doctor stopped the chemo. Jerri's white blood count was a little less than one quarter of the lower end of normal, so the Dr started daily injections of Neupogen. She's also getting twice weekly injections of Procrit for the anemia. Is that a common event after just two treatments???
And the anti-diarreah meds she was getting during the Folfiri infusions plugged her up so bad she felt like she was poopin' adobe bricks. She also got terrible headaches, nearly incapcitating. Dr thinks it was the antinausea meds, so we'll try Zofran next time.
Jerri had a Pet scan yesterday. Now we're playing the waiting game....so much fun.
Oh, and her hair is starting to come out...and it's not because I'm making her crazy.
And I'm stressed out. Did I mention I'm stressed out? This is without a doubt the most continual stress I've been under, ever. And I've been in some extremely stressful events in the past several years.
I almost can't bear watching her go through this. But I do my best to stay somewhat upbeat and optimistic around her. I hate this shit. There. I said it. It didn't help.
Jerri is scared to death because she's having the same symptoms now that she had in the months before being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. I'm worried for her. Now what????????
Anyway, sorry for the length of this. Thanks for listening.