Mar 15, 2010 - 12:29 am
Another one walks into the flames.
Tomorrow is Day 1 for my Chemo and Radiation odyssey. Looks like they will burn me for 38 days, ending on May 5th. I will be poisoned in three rounds, in week 1, week 4 and week 7. My chemo oncologist is planning to infuse Cisplatin over a two-day interval, for each of the three rounds. Someone elsewhere on this forum referred to Cisplatin as "the raging bull of the chemo world." Well, I'm ready to unleash the bull and to annihilate this cancer. I am ready for the medical world to throw everything they've got at this one. I have long-term plans that require me to be around for at least the next 40 years. I am seriously looking forward to being an old old woman with a really bad temper, and no cancer is going to get in the way of that plan.
Side effects? Bring em on! Every single step I take is going to be towards a complete cure. As my sweet daughter said: "Yes, its going to be ugly and yes it's going to change you in bad ways for the rest of your life, but the operative statement here is 'rest of your life.' You get to live it. So, shut up and get to work."
As always, the friendship, support, advice and prayers of everyone on this Board is what makes this journey bearable. Thank you all.