Ready for round 2

by | Feb 8, 2022

Tomorrow I start the second round of chemo to hopefully continue the shrinking and getting rid of all the bad cells in my abdomen.  The treatment will be different drugs with different side effects, can’t wait to see how my body reacts.  I am still dealing with neuropathy from the last round.

Since I last wrote, I had the chance to meet an amazing woman whos cancer journey was quite similar to mine.  I have been struggling with the idea that I have no appendix yet the doctors feel my primary location is the appendix.  This wonderful lady explained to me that her appendix filled with cancer cells and eventually burst sending the cancer cells all through her abdomen.  Yup that sounds familiar. She was able to have the surgery I am not able to have yet and has been cancer free and off  chemo for 13 years now.  Apparently appendix cancer is rare and aggressive. Damn I wish I would have caught the cancer before the appendix burst.

I feel great right now and hope I will continue to feel well.  It has been about 5 weeks since my last chemo, due to my surgery, and it is so nice to feel like myself again.  I didn’t realize how down I was while on chemo until I was off it.  No joke this stuff is tough on both your body and mind.  I am so grateful for the friends and family who helped get me through.

Today I will enjoy as the last day on my chemo break.  The sun is out, there is no rain or snow, I have Luke with me and all is good.

Today’s gratitude:  Chemo breaks, the promise of Spring and warmer weather and reconnecting with old friends (more on that next time)

 

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