Jul 20, 2011 - 7:12 am
Hi Everyone, It has been awhile since I posted and alot has happen. My last day at work was the 15th. I am still driving to my Rad Tx but probably starting next week I will have my brother drive me.
My Doctor said my numbers from my blood test were great, right where they should be. I am making it pretty good on the sores. News Alert: I was going broke buying the Aquaphor so I tried Walmart's Equate Advance Healing Ointment. Ingredients are the same and it does the same job at 1/2 the cost.
My rectum is starting to get a little sore but doctor said I will probably have blisters and sores next week. Buying a had held shower for my bath tub to use when I need it.
My Chemo doctor told me that I would not loose my hair but I would shed. I have a lot of hair but I started "shedding" Saturday 2 weeks after chemo. If I keep it up I will not have any hair left so I went yesterday and bought a wig just in case.
Picc line is doing great. My Chemo nurse took the stitches out and but a sticky patch on my arm to hold the line. It is working great.
My thoughts are getting a little scattered now. I feel like I am all over the place with this update. Oh well, you all will understand.
I start my chemo again on the 1st of August. I am not looking forward to that.
Question???????????? I asked my radiation doctor how they would tell if the cancer was gone and he held up his index finger and said "This is the best tool I have" He said he would check me after my 28th treatment and he will be able to tell if there are any cells left. If so I will have 3 - 5 more treatments.
I didn't know what to say so I just nodded. I thought I would get another PET scan. How did you all find out if you were in remission?
I have to go. my brain is a little mushy right now. Thanks to all you earthbound angels and God Bless You.