This was the good news I recieved at my oncologist assessment – wow, what a relief. The results from the latest CT scan show the spot on my liver wasn’t cancerous.
So that means that at the moment Gertrude hasn’t sit up house anywhere else and is confined to my breast area and my collarbone. The other good news I got are the cancer markers that are floating around in my blood are going down.
Other thing that happened yesterday is we visited the travel agent who is organising my trip I won. We managed to organise that we would go at the end of June which should give me enough recuperation time after surgery. I will discuss time frames with the breast surgeon when I see her a few days before Christmas and confirm arrangements for the holiday.
As I was saying to some people while I was at YD’s school end of year prizegiving and BBQ this evening, winning this prize has given me a focus for when things get bad over the next few months with radiation and surgery.
I picked up my ham for Christmas this afternoon – I get really nice ones from a factory shop. I picked up another one to put in the freezer which we will pull out just before I have my surgery so that makes for easy meals.
I have been making good use of my time this week before my chemo tomorrow. I am pretty well organised for Christmas. Few little things to do.
I am really looking forward to this being my last taxotere chemo and having all those side effects stop. I have got used to being semibald so its going to be weird when my hair grows back. I had a quick trim and tidy of my remaining hairs tonight when OH and YD had their usual 6 weekly haircut.
I am going to carry on with herceptin for the year, so will be going up to the hospital for that every three weeks until at least August. I am so pleased that Herceptin is funded for more than just stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.