Hi Kids – thought I’d throw out a little update now, since I may be indisposed for the next week or two, and I am still sans laptop 🙁
It has been a busy couple of weeks getting back on track after the Covid disruption. Today (Friday) I will have an IV port installed, and chemotherapy will commence on Monday – if the good Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise.
In a consult with the chemotherapist this week I learned a bunch of promising stuff. Apparently my treatment is ‘light’. It will go to the clinic every two weeks for an IV infusion for 16 weeks (8 treatments total).
I should not experience any significant hair loss or anything like that. I was sort of looking forward to dressing up as one of the Blue Man Group for Halloween. Still might do it 😀
There will, of course, be side effects, and I have been prescribed medications to help offset the side effects (yikes those are expensive! Jeezum!!!). I can expect some bouts with nausea, perhaps some mouth and throat soreness, extreme fatigue – that sort of thing, but I’m assured (again) that my treatment is ‘light’ and that side effects should be minimal. There may be some weird neuropathies that cannot be medicated – for instance, ice cream – or anything cold – might ‘freeze’ my throat, so everything should be room temperature or above when consumed. I will have to learn to work around those somehow.
I have been touting the benefit of CBD treatments intelligently applied. My position remains unchanged – CBD really does help – especially when dealing with chronic pain. Ain’t Miss Bead Haven on Main Street in Mooresville has a good selection of CBD tinctures, balms and creams – and they really do work. You can even order them on line. I cannot recommend CBD highly enough. I have been taking the 5000mg tincture regularly, and it has helped immensely.
Anyway – it could be a while before I post again, so I thought I’d shout out and say “Yep! Still here, still cranky, and still fighting!”
Thanks to all of you for being there throughout this mess. Your hugs are appreciated!
You Can Help
If you are willing and would like to con6tribute financially, there is a link on the web site. Any amount is extremely helpful at this point.
Of course hugs, love, and the occasional ‘hi how are you?’ are greatly appreciated. It’s good to know that someone cares. Drop a line – say ‘hi’.
Again – thanks for all the good thoughts and support. You have made this a lot less scary and formidable. You have no idea how much.