Well, the results are in and now I really don’t know what to do.
Apparently the tumour in my right lung is 2mm bigger than it was in August. In 2013, they saw something there. On Jan. 2015 it was .9 mm. In August it was 1.9 cm. Now it’s 2.1 cm.
I don’t see my oncologist until the end of January. I could always go back on that horrible drug capecitabine that burned my feet so bad I couldn’t walk. Or I could ask to get hooked up to a picc line for a couple of hours on Taxol (chemo IV) which will make all my hair fall out, including my:
1. eyelashes (so I will cry if it’s windy)
2. my eyebrows (I never was that great at drawing them back in)
3. my nostril hairs (nothing to catch the snot) and
4. let’s not forget all my pubic hair (free Brazilian wax).
And let me remind you that Taxol was the drug that stopped my heart on my 2nd treatment. Fancy going to my grave prematurely because of it rather than cancer.
Hmmmm. Choices, choices. Risks Vs Benefits. Wait. Wait. I think I’ve made up my mind.
I think I’ll stick with Germany. I could always go back in the summer and try some curcumin IV if things start to progress again, but frankly, I think I’m pretty stable now.
I just spoke on the phone with my friend who is a nurse. She said that sometimes when technicians are reading a CT, there may be a shadow making a spot look bigger than it is. That makes me hopeful that my results aren’t that bad. My CT Scan also mentioned a spot or two on my left lung that was unchanged in this interval. Sigh.
I had my junior girls volleyball try outs today and I must say, they are looking good. Had a big fat juicy gluten free burger for dinner to get my hemoglobin levels up. Tomorrow I’m going to go for my vitamin C IV in the morning (more oxygen) and then I’m going to revisit my salt cave in the afternoon. Maybe all that salt in my lung will shrink and kill the damn tumour. I wonder if anyone has studied that? News Bulletin….Salt Kills Cancer.
I found a giant natural salt cave in, where else? Germany. Gotta add this to my bucket list. You can sleep there overnight! Check this out. You even take a little kiddie train through the mountain to get to the salt cave. Who wants to come?
And now some special messages…..
Rumours have it that a Great Big Baby Shower was in the works for me at work. Thanks guys, you truly are the best, really… (smirk!)
McLandress….loving those pictures of you lapping up the life of luxury in South Africa. I have a job for you. Can you get in a jeep and make your way up and down the east/west coast of Africa and every time you make it to another country, log into my blog so I can see it light up? I’m not asking for much. You are already over there. Just don’t drive in the ebola territories. I don’t want you getting hurt. And watch out for the animals. (P.S. I got Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa covered…you’re in charge of getting the rest).
Bobo….if you are reading this post. I know you don’t like washing dishes until the next morning but really, if you are eating fish for dinner, the stuff REALLY needs to be washed right way or it gets quite SMELLY in the house. So unless you want me to puke tomorrow morning, please, please, please, wash anything touched by a fish immediately upon consumption.
Sandy….good luck on your operation tomorrow. Let me know if you want anything…a visit, some grub. I promise it won’t be gluten free unless you really want it. My kids won’t eat it, so I don’t expect you too either. I can do take out too, if you’d rather. But I don’t know where you live (you may not want me to know where you live). If you do, just call (but not on my cell phone, it’s dead and still lost in this house somewhere) or email me. Luv you. Hope you aren’t in the hospital long. Same day service works best. I’d get out of there quickly if I were you.
Doug….I’m bringing that cup I won with the bell on it next Thursday….. expecting good service! My birthday is coming up. Don’t forget my cupcake! Ha Ha Ha!
Frick and Frack…no I am not having a baby even if you do want one. Stop encouraging me. It ain’t happening despite what the blood test results say.