I am hanging in there. Had my first "maintenance" chemo and no side effects at all...awesome. Each chemo is followed by LRHT chemo day (day 1) and then again on day 3 and day 5....no nausea. I made it to my niece's wedding in Kamloops and then up to Quesnel to visit family and then we had another wedding (the summer of weddings...four of them!)
Second chemo was last Wednesday...I was fine until Friday and then I started to crap out....tired, tired, tired....all I wanted to do was to sleep. I was like that until Monday afternoon and then I started to get some energy back. Monday night was pot luck at our complex and I wasn't too sure if I was going to make it or not but, I did and even walked that night. I did a "no no"...it was a corn roast...there was so much corn on the cob there...I had to have one...just a little one...no issues!!! Rick was so sure it would cause an issue with my diverticulitis but, nope...mind you...I am not going to push the issue either. But it was sooo goooddd....it has been over three years since I had one and I really, really miss BBQ'd corn on the cob!
I saw the naturopath today and my blood levels are all good. My liver and kidneys are taking a beating with the chemo but...hanging in there. My tumor markers are down again...yeehaw! I am scheduled for a CT scan on September 8th so...no LRHT other than chemo day 1. The LRHT causes inflammation and it can skew the scan....so...IV's only for day 3 and day 5. That's okay...my pocket book can take the rest!
"Once you choose hope, anything is possible" - Christopher Reeve