Sep 29, 2011 - 2:41 am
I'm sitting in hospital 'dripping' -- my 8th cycle of FOLFOXFIRI. But my heart is soaring -- because it is my LAST one -- at least for a while. My oncologist plans to give me a "chemo break". He quoted one study which compared two groups (folk like me - long-termers) and found that those who took chemo breaks had no worse outcomes than those who didn't. So that's the plan for me. I'm so excited!! I know I will have to resume chemo at some point. That's fine. But this break is gonna be so sweet. I don't know how long it will last. I will have a baseline PET and bone MRI (I have bone mets) and will then repeat the bone MRI every 2 mos and the PET every 4 mos. Even two months break would be welcome -- 4 would be heavenly. I have some lovely plans lined up for the next few months (visitors, trips...). And I'm making plans to build up my stamina (more yoga, more gym). How sweet it is!