How I have missed you all! I'm listening to "You Shook Me All Night Long"... Isn't that the most awesome song? Okay, chemobrain, getting sidetracked... I hope everyone is doing well and I think of all of you often. I keep you all, survivors and caregivers, close in my thoughts, heart and prayers.
As for me, I have been doing Avastin down in Burlington (on a compassionate basis... gotta love Genentech!) and FOLFOX - four pukey days, but ten FABULOUS ones, so it's worth it. Isn't summer wonderful?
Unfortunately, my tumor markers are rising (double what they were at diagnosis) so that is just plain sucky. We are doing tons of tests this week - ultrasound, chest CT, spinal MRI. With metastatic CRC the fun just never seems to stop, does it?! Looking forward to a BORING rest of my life, filled with porridge, socks with sandals and predictability! Anyone want to join me in a rocking chair! Please, if you could all keep your fingers crossed and send up some prayers and warm vibes, I could really use them. I'm writing my last exam, starting another degree in the fall, going to Europe with a girlfriend, the Maritimes with my family, a retreat with some friends, a spa with my mom, maybe Vegas in October (hoping to meet the semi-colons)... I'm happy and excited and just so happy. I just REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, want to stay well and enjoy the summer. I just don't want to even entertain the thoughts of bad news.
Okay, I'm pushing the negativity aside and embracing denial now. Love and hugs to all. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Tuesday. Have you heard the song "Mr.Brightside" by The Killers. If you haven't, look into it. Again, excellent song.