Tuesday, 16 October 2012
No more chemo for me!
Today I'm done with chemotherapy, its official! :)
I only managed 4 out of the 12 cycles - I had so many side effects and it hit my body so hard that it was decided it was best to stop it. Last week my cycle #5 was cancelled, as my white blood cell count was too low, so today we made the choice with the oncologist to officially end any more chemo. Happily from the blood tests today my white blood cells are back to normal levels now.
So... DONE ! I am happy that I had some, which has hopefully helped get rid of any cancer cells left, but even happier that my body now gets the chance to heal. Its finally a chance to put this year's craziness in the background and be able to concentrate on family and other things.
What comes next is waiting for my MRI scan, which won't happen until some time in December. Between now and then I will also have to have the port-a-cath removed ( ow), and it'll have to be flushed every few weeks until it CAN be removed.
After the scan in early December we'll be able to see how everything went. I am REALLY hoping after everything we've done it'll be clear, so prayers and positive energy much appreciated in that regard.
We have a meeting with Dr. J on December 19th, which is when hopefully we'll discuss the scan results.
So for now... cancer treatment is done. For the next couple of months we get to focus on healing, building up my immune system some and enjoying end of year activities with Aiden and Chris - and all our friends!