Chemo today but the side-effects don’t seem to have kicked in as early as they usually so feeling surprisingly good for after chemo Friday night.
Make sure you read til end of this post – I’ve saved the best for last
Apologies for lack of updates this week but as you know I went to the beach for the weekend and decided to stay til Tuesday night. No internet access so no update. Wednesday morning I had my usual pre-chemo assessment.
It was really informative as I am still on track for surgery then radiation and found out more about the time frames about that. Surgery will be approximately 4 weeks after my last chemo but the Christmas break may put that back slightly, then radiation will follow about 4 weeks after that all going according to plan.
We also talked about the levels of my blood counts and also my cancer markers which are being tested again this week. He is a bit worried about how neutorpenic I get mid-chemo cycle but trust me that I am keeping a very good eye on my health during this time and being pro-active about checking everything out with them when I am concerned that things are not quite normal.
We did talk a bit about what is going to happen after surgery and radiation, with the autopsy of my breast and lymph nodes and my cancer marker levels and another CT scan they will be able to give me some sort of prognosis. But he did remind me that only about 25% of people do not have some sort of metastases. Cross your fingers for remission people!!
The rest of Wednesday and Thursday were taken up doing more Christmas present organisation. I am really on top of it so that I can finish it off on my next good pre-chemo week.
Which bring me to this morning – chemo morning. Usually When I arrive at my chemo appointment at 10 am I have to wait for about 1/2 an hour or so for one of the nurses to be free to hook me up. This morning I only had to wait in the waiting room for less than 10 minutes.
At 11am I got a phone call on my cell phone. I had entered a competition that was running for Breast cancer awareness month in one of our national womans weekly mags. They wanted stories about breast cancer. They were ringing to say
They will do a story on me and I get a trip to Queensland!
I don’t know all the details – They are ringing me and telling more beginning of next week but I am pretty ecstatic.