mpbser wrote:Just stopping in for a quick update. Husband saw his primary care doctor today. He wasn't alarmed by his A1C being a 7 and attributed the diabetes setback primarily to the chemo. Husband has gone off his strict diet somewhat in the past couple of months, but I suppose not horribly. All the rest of the bloodwork is looking phenomenal for someone who has had three rounds of chemo. His doctor was extremely optimistic and told husband he is going to beat this.
Husband has his fourth infusion on Wednesday, just in time for 18 degree F temperatures to hit our region. He had cold sensitivity the last round which lasted a few days, so he will be very careful this round. I have reserved the day to take care of him and the rest of week for my work will be kept light.
Also on a positive note, his work has brought him closer to home for the next couple of weeks so he won't have to commute 3 hours every day, 6 days a week for work. I feel like god is protecting him, despite my religious skepticism.
Tupelo honey wrote:And don't forget Oxi may not be as bad as he's dreading. While I did have some temporary effects during treatment, and some mild numbness of fingertips and crampy toes from appx 2- 5 months after treatment, I did complete the full course of Oxi with no permanant side effects.
mpbser wrote:Thanks for the pdf. I hope to find some time this weekend to look at it. I am so swamped with work, it's crazy!
Husband has done remarkably well this round. He went to work right after his infusion yesterday and went to a late night showing of the new Star Wars movie. He does have cold sensitivity in his hands and very mild first bite syndrome, but that's about all. He's full of energy as if he isn't on chemo!
mpbser wrote:I haven't heard that about milk products. Do you know why they should be avoided?
mpbser wrote:I just took a look at that pdf you shared, CRguy. Very handy!
I like the section "avoid cold temperatures." It was -9F this morning here. -15F in the forecast. LOL.
mpbser wrote:You are much heartier than I am or my husband is to be strolling around in these temps! We are sadly sedentary during these times.