I hope your infusion went well and the pump operated like it's supposed to, you don't need additional side effects now. You're so close to last treatment, so happy for you!
The fires are bad and humidity has dropped, winds have increased. I decided that it was too close for comfort now and I need to stay home in the event we need to evacuate. I don't want to be sailing on the bay and worrying about it. I canceled earlier tonight and they understood. I will do it next year unless I have the amazing luck to be NED and ineligible! All I can do is hope
A month of poor air quality is daunting. They gave us filter masks to take home today during infusion. I met with oncologist, all my bloodwork numbers are NORMAL! I don't know what that means in terms of tumor shrinkage but I know the chemo and my body are getting along finally so I'm very happy. My WBC was 4.4 and that's after no Zarxio. ANC was 2.9, HGT was back up to 11.2 which is just low normal at the lab I go to. I'm feeling steroid ramped up but exhausted from fire worry. Our houseguest count is down to two so things are quieter.
Just going to lay low and maybe go to the gym tomorrow if I get stir crazy! I'm going to get my muscle back and get all buff... well that was a bit of hyperbole but you know what I mean
Infusion was a cake walk. Just about 3 hours, most of that waiting for cocktails to be mixed.
bout 2 hours of actual infusion. Listened to some good music and worked for most part while receiving the Leucovorin.
Bolus is like 15 minutes then get the pump hookup. Felt good, got lots of remarks from nurses telling me how much better I was looking.
Certainly feeling better. Finally saw my CEA report and it went down from 4.5 to 4.3 - not a big movement but going in the right direction.
Hoping that continues as my body starts to regenerate all the dead cells.
I'm really sorry to hear about the smoke doing away with what sounded like a truly fun experience sailing.
I hope you have not had to evacuate your home and that they are getting some control of it. I've heard that even more fires were started.
Hope the gym was good on you. With my counts increasing I may join the gym back earlier than I had planned. Was gonna wait for new years.
Will see how everything pans out on scans and timeline for port removal etc.. I've loved having the port as my veins like to close or move around when being poked.
Like they have a mind of their own. Larger the needle - harder it is. So the port, even though I had one scare with soreness and swollen lymphnode in the neck. It's been a godsend.
Stay positive. Try to find that rainbow in all that smoke.