Jul 26, 2013 - 3:23 pm
Just before my trip to Spain/Italy with my son last month, I had my second set of scans since starting the treatment. All is well. I'm glad for that.
The side effects have backed off (I was mainly having some nausea and fatigue). My oncologist said there's a 3 month peak in the side effects and then it tends to taper off. So he's not suprised I'm doing better now.
The trip went well. I was surprised as much fatigue as I was having before the trip that I was able to keep up with my 27-year old son. We did tons of walking. I think the exercise was good for me. Unfortunately, I didn't drop a pound. I guess the food and probably the wine in particular was a bit too much to allow me to lose some weight. I was suprirsed. A few years back when I went to Paris for 2 weeks, I lost 5 pounds. But I am 10 years older...
We spent a week in Barcelona, some time in southern France (Carcassonne), a week in Florence and a few days in the Milan area. This trip was one of the things I've been wanting to do with my younger son for several years.
Glad to be back. I haven't been coming on this site as often, but I'm glad to see familiar faces and hear how everyone is doing.
All the best,