Sorry, there are actually no chemo capers, I just couldn’t think of a title for a little update on how chemo is going!
Well since we last caught up I’ve had many more of my weekly Paclitaxel chemos and I now only have 3 to go!
THREE!! So 3 weeks today will be my very last chemo. Hopefully ever.
Before you say “hasn’t it gone fast!”, no it has not ha! It’s dragged, every week but the end really now is in sight.
I finish chemo this month. THIS MONTH! Hooooooray!
Chemo had been going well, I’ve been feeling more and more fatigued and achy as the weeks have gone on, as I was warned. By about 3pm each day I’m pretty useless.
My back has been killing me and my Oncologist was a bit concerned as back ache isn’t a side effect of Taxol so she sent me for a CT scan last week to see if the cancer was back and bothering my spine somehow. It thankfully came back clear.
Now I’m having some other symptoms, nerve issues, so I’m being sent for a bone scan tomorrow to check my spine. I’m nervous, I won’t lie. I’m confident it will be ok though and I’ll be glad to get the all clear that it hasn’t spread to my bones.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me. And your toes!
Last week I had a lovely all expenses paid 2 night mini break stay at the hospital because of a viral infection but that aside, it’s been a fairly uneventful few weeks chemo-wise.
I told you there were no chemo capers!
It’s a bit weird to think I’ll be finished soon. I’ll have my Mondays back – what WILL I do?
I’ll tell you what I’ll do, I’ll try as hard as I can to grow some bloody hair! Despite a few teases of regrowth, it has all fallen out again and I’ve never been balder.
My eyelashes are sparser than ever and my eyebrows have reduced to about 1/4 of what they once were. Sob sob sob.
And what I would give for some nose hair! Yes I said nose hair – you’d be surprised at how very necessary it is!
In other news, my leg hair is still fighting it’s own battle for survival annoyingly well but I point blank refuse to shave my legs in protest on behalf of my bald head and face. Sorry not sorry, Mr M.
My face is bald!
Oh the sadness.
Anyway it’s ok, it will come back, and hopefully a bit of it in time for winter. Please pray for the safe return of my hair.
I don’t think I have any other update really except I’m plodding on, crawling to the finish line and gearing up for round 2 – radiotherapy.
A BIG thank you, as always, for the lovely comments, calls, texts and emails – you are all amazingly lovely and supportive!
Thank you too for bearing with me when I take days (weeks?) to reply to you because I’m too tired to string a sentence together.
We are nearly at the end!
Stay tuned for the finale of Chemo Capers, 3 weeks from now :)