Well I started on treatment number one again. This is the treatment that I first took back in 2008. This consists of Folfox, 5FU, Avastin … the side effects are bad in other ways from the last treatment that had Vectibix in it.
The side effects are you feel like you have the flu, fatigue, nose bleeds and right now middle neropathy. Just got blood lab work back from yesterday and my platelets have dropped to below 30. This means that if today were treatment day I would not make the cut due to, too low of platelets. Another side effect.
“Another Year Spent”
As I reflect back on this past year and all the distance we have travel, I’m reminded of all the wonders in my life. The joy of waking up in the morning and see the sunrise if even behind a cloud or two is a present of the day. The joy and time spent with my family and good friends.
Though the year had some tough moments, they were just that “moments” in time. The rash was the biggest hill I had to climb last year and now that I have made it over that in many ways I feel better. I can once again enjoy a shower or a whirlpool without the hours of pain that would follow either of these events.
I also look back to see what I was able to get accomplished in my life and what did I learn last year.
Learning is an ongoing process that hopefully you never find the end of that trail. The new advancements that are in work with cancer drugs and tools, better ways to eat to give your body the best fighting chance and finally learning more about myself. Example; here is a short article on a new blood test that is so sensitive it will be able to detect a signal cancer cell. That’s good news.
Things that I did get done last year, I did get off my duff and got back to doing things that I enjoy. Time spent with family and friends. We were able to meet up with my aunt and uncle which was a very big deal for me this past year. To see them again and to tell them in person thank you for their help in my fight against cancer was important.
With the new treatment that I am on once again (Avastin, Folfox, 5FU…) I have several bad days, but as I remind myself I get to watch the sun rise each day and enjoy time as best I can and know tomorrow I will feel better.
I’m waiting to see if my blood test result will allow me to have my next treatment. I will know tomorrow.
Never Give Up!
Here is a story of a man that is not giving up that I thought you might like and will fill your heart with hope;
Lester Warner is a hero in my book of those that NEVER GIVE UP !
Till next time – You Keep Fighting Cancer and ENJOY THE DAY!