Jan 09, 2014 - 7:44 pm
Had my CT scan and Hohn cathether, instead of port, put in yesterday. Showed up for 7 hour chemo today but the back-up doctor was nearly 2 hours late! We had 10 inches of snow 3 days ago but roads good enough for her kid's school to be in session today. She claimed her 15 minute trip, to drop off kids, took nearly 2 hours. Come on.... Anyway, once the show got on the road without her, I ended up there 8 hours and only got one. Was scheduled for Ebitux and Taxol. One required a test dose for reaction and 1 hour wait time. I had no reaction so proceeded but now need to return tomorrow for 3-4 hours to finish. Right now, I feel good :-) Hated to see the place got packed. One man was on his 198th chemo session! He has been going 6 years 2 tx then 2 weeks off. It's doing it's job. Another with colon cancer (now mets) said it has been nothing but a pain in the a** since he got it...and yes, mine has been nothing but a pain in the neck. Enjoyed the sense of humors but mostly the 90 year old woman...OMG, I would have guessed her at 75. She has survived breast cancer, then kidney cancer and now has pancreatic cancer. Talk about a tough cookie, she was such an inspiration and joy to meet. The guy who did my CT scan was just telling me, he has been doing it 30 years and there are so many advancements including for pancreatic cancer. I would have thought, at 90, just put me on the front porch with a cigarette in my mouth, but not this lady. She was so full of life and the fight for more. She is beautiful and her apprearance was flawless, saying she was a bit disappointed that neither of her prior cancers had generated any weight loss for her. Such an inspiration. Haven't seen my CT scan results yet. Will finish up part II tomorrow and hope I feel as good as I do right now. The journey continues.....