Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chemo/Cancer Update

Friday was an exciting day, well as exciting as it comes when chemo and cancer are involved.  My CA-125 went from 55 to 35.  But the masses have not shrunk since the last scan in April.  At least the pain has subsided for the most part.  Dr. Dan is AMAZING.  He gives me the biggest hug when he enters the room and when he leaves.  I truly believe he has my best interest in mind and is working hard to make me well.  I will see Dr. Cooper (my surgeon) on Friday to see what she thinks about the masses.  For now we have decided to keep doing chemo and hoping that the next few treatments will shrink the tumors.  Dr. Dan says the longer I do the treatment the worse the side effects will be and it is the hope that the chemo will shrink the tumors. 
This red devil chemo has made me ridiculously ill this week.  Yesterday was bad, so bad that I didn't have any energy to brush my teeth (I know disgusting, but really I was afraid I'd puke again) or take a shower.  I vomited up the breakfast that I ate, even though I ate super slowly.  I don't know why this chemo makes me so nauseated, but it does.  I absolutely hate to puke.  It's got to be the worst thing.  This is now 2 months in a row that I've vomited from the chemo.  My bones hurt so stinking bad and the crazy pain in my eyes make it so bad that I don't even want to open them.  I'm grateful for medications that do help with these side effects, but for the most part I've been sleeping off and on for the last few days.  I am feeling a little better today, but not nearly back to normal.  I'm hoping tomorrow I'm back to normal since my sisters and nieces will be here.  We have big plans for the weekend and I want to feel better.

4 comments:

  1. I love that your marker is lower!! BUT I'm sorry those side effects are so bad, I hope by today your feeling better!! You know what I've observed?? Nothing keeps Terah down for long, the minute you can your up and going!! We just shake our heads in wonder and say that's OUR TERAH!!!

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    1. You always make me feel so good!

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