Apr 21, 2011 - 9:30 pm
Thanks to all who gave me encouraging words to help me through the disappointment of learning my cancer had returned. I haven’t been visiting the forum much because I’m trying not to obsess about my condition, and sometimes that means staying away from the computer. But I’m doing well right now.
I just finished my first 2-week cycle of Xeloda, and have had surprisingly little in the way of unpleasant side effects. In fact, I don’t think I’ve noticed any ill-effects that I can attribute to the Xeloda with any certainty -- a bit of stomach upset when I’ve eaten too much rich food, mild headaches that could just as easily be from too much wine while enjoying the company of old friends who have come from far and wide to visit.
I still suspect single-agent therapy is not going to be as effective as using multiple chemo drugs, but since I’ve “been there, done that...” , I can say I’m having a heck of a lot more fun this time around than last.
All in all, I’m feeling pretty good and still working full time. My husband and I are going to spend this weekend at a mountain resort and spa that’s a couple hours away, to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. A hike in the woods, a massage, champagne in front of the stone fireplace, dinner for two... life is sweet. That’s not something I would have said a year ago.
Lu in Oregon