What a wonderful day. Both of my kids accompanied me to my 6th chemo treatment. They are such a blessing to me and they made me laugh. I want them to attend the meeting with the radiologists as well. They remember the answers to the questions I ask. Sometimes my mind is foggy or I am so busy focusing on the next question I don’t listen closely enough the one is he answering. My adult children are a great source of comfort and I lean on their intelligence and memory. Did I mention they get that from their dad? Smiling here. My goal with this 6th treatment is to feel well enough to celebrate Todd’s birthday on Sept 14. My taste buds will just be starting to return by then but mostly I want to be together with my family. Family is so important to me.
The Taxotere was reduced this treatment to help with the neuropathy in the feet. Hopefully, this will not be permanent damage to my feet but there is a slight possibility it could be permanent. I am also hoping to save my finger nails. Although 7 nails have pools of blood underneath perhaps they will just grow out over time and not lift and fall off. I am keeping my focus that way.
If I choose radiation then it will take place between my last “hard chemo” and the starting of the infusion of Herceptin. I am told I will be fatigued with the radiation. The treatment will last 6 -8 weeks 5 days a week. I still have to meet with the radiologist to discuss my options.Please pray that I make the right choice for me.