Today was Chemo Round 11. We made some of the changes to my regimen so I am basically on maintenance chemo a few rounds early. I am already noticing some positive changes. Due to the neuropathy in my feet and hands my oncologist dropped the Oxaliplatin early. I CAN DRINK COLD DRINKS! Imagine that, just in time for the change of seasons I can now order an ice tea with ice. 🙂 My feet and hands still suffer from the neuropathy. One of the worst pieces of this reality is that my feet are numb and sometimes in pain. It causes me to be unsure on my feet. I have started using a walking stick to help provide stability. The sticks also prove to be good conversation starters.
The good news is my oncologist said the neuropathy should correct itself. I asked how long that would take and he said, “anywhere from two weeks to a year.” I have adopted that time frame as my “new normal.” Pastor, when do you think you will have that done, “anywhere from two weeks to a year.” Dan, when will this “honey do” project be complete, “anywhere from two weeks to a year.” Dad, when will you get me a car, “anywhere from two weeks to a year.” I love it! [Read more…]