Jun 30, 2005 - 5:42 pm
Well today was dose #6 of doxil. My ca 125 was at 18 and last month 17 so it has dropped as low as it's going to go and holding. Last time on Topotecan I hit 17 and held it for 2 weeks and then had a steady climb. I was hoping for a different number this time but grateful for doxil doing the job it did.
I am officially on a chemo break and while on break my oncologist has scheduled the surgery to fix the incisional tear I have. They did a ct scan of my neck to check out the lump that I have on the left side of neck and in 3 weeks I do a chest to pelvic ct scan. Then a week later meet with the doc go over the results and have a preop physical. Surgery is scheduled for August 5th.
It will be great to have this repaired as I can't stand wearing the wrap in the heat of summer, and when I don't my intestines pop out through the tear and it is painful. I was surprised my oncologist was doing the surgery but sure am glad that it is him. Maybe he is planning on taking a look-see while they are fixing it? That would be nice, I'll have to ask him at my next visit.
So are you doing anything fun for the long weekend? We may drive up to my sister's cabin north of Grand Rapids. It will depend on the weather, and if the hay will be dry enough to bale or not. I imagine with the little bit of rain we've gotten it will not be dry before Sunday so a quick trip up there would be nice.
I have finally finished the roll of film in my camera so maybe next posting I'll have some new pictures to share. I know I did take a picture of the young bear that was at my feeder in the late afternoon. Didn't get any of the big mama bear with the cubs.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Prayers and Hugs Bonnie
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