Taking the next step

February 6, 2013 · 9 comments

Mike and I spent a few hours of our day at the U of M Cancer Center today for a blood draw and visit with my oncologist. We got the results from my last scan.  It wasn’t great.

There has been growth between scans and it seems the last infusions of IPI haven’t yet (or may not) kicked in. While it’s still possible that I could be a late responder to the IPI, it isn’t a wait he is willing to bet on, so we’re moving on to the next step.

Chemo. 3 kinds even! (Overachiever, I know). I’ll start on Monday (even earlier than most since I get to have an MRI of my noggin at 6am). I’ll get my cocktail for four days and then in 3-4 weeks I’ll do it again.

Of course, the side effects are nausea, fatigue and hair loss, so that will be fun!

But, it’s the next step, and I’ll take it.

As always, all prayers, thoughts, good mojo/juju, whatever are appreciated. Also, any tips or tricks you know of won’t be turned away!



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