Oct 16, 2009 - 7:28 am
After today, I will have but one radiation treatment left next Monday and I get my new 'constant companion' today, my constant 5FU pump. I'll get rid of that pump next Tuesday morning. My first battle will then be behind me.
My PET scan has been scheduled for November 19. In the interviening time I will rest up, fatten up (I'm still gaining about 1.5 pounds/week) and am very happy about that. I will also be reading, reflecting and praying for all my friends in their personal war with EC.
My last oxaliplatin treatment really laid me low. It was all I could do just to get to radiation this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Yesterday was a bit better, but the hyper-sensitivity to cold has really increased compared to the previous doses of this hard chemo brew. Leaving the hospital after getting this treatment, I had my insulated heavy gloves on, my vest, a warm jacket and hat. My hands were completely numb as well as was my face by the time I got to my truck and it was 48 degrees outside.
May God hold each of you in the palm of his hand.
Mike the Wild Goose