Perhaps because it is Valentine’s Day today I am feeling the love. The love from my family and friends that keeps me moving on.
I had some good news today – the scan I had last Thursday shows that the cancer is stable and that the chemo and trial drug are working their magic.
My blood levels that were so low last week have also returned to normal so the treatment will resume again this Thursday. Given recent events my chemo will be reduced by 25% for this cycle and I will receive antihistamines before the trial drug is given. I will be closely monitored during treatment and this will be stopped immediately if there is any indication of an allergic reaction. There is now a new protocol for the chemo nurses to follow for patients on the drug trial as I am not the only one to have experienced a negative reaction. Still sounds a wee bit scarey but if it is working and buying me a bit more time to spend with those I love I have to go for it. Seeing Alan’s face when given the good news said it all – he was smiling with his eyes as well as his mouth if you know what I mean. Something unexpected has happened as well – I have started to lose my hair – the Dr said this was due to the accumulative effect of the chemo. A bit of a shock but you can live without hair – just debating now whether a purple or green wig would suit!
So as it is Valentine’s Day please tell at least one person you love them (preferably someone you know) and if appropriate give ‘em a kiss too!.
Happy Birthday wishes to our lovely son Jon – 37 today – how did that happen?