Round 10. I have been at this for twenty weeks now. This is hard to believe. Yet my first chemo treatment was way back on May 9th. Chemo Round 10 marked a significant change in my treatment. We opted to stop using Oxaliplatin in the cocktail of drugs I receive during my bi-weekly treatments. This is an exciting change for me. It means I may begin to be able to drink cold drinks again and in a few weeks I hope to be able to feel my feet again. The drug has worked wonders but the side effects have been rather hard to deal with.
My oncologist is thrilled with my progress. During my last visit I asked, “We are in a different place than we were the day we first met in the hospital?” He quickly said, “Yes, you are in a much different place. Your body could not have responded any better to the treatments than it has.” It is nice to hear those words.
I have had an easier time this round. My energy level has been rather high and I have not felt as weak or weary as I have in previous rounds. My hope is that in changing the cocktail we are using the treatments may become even easier to manage. [Read more…]