Generic Update 1-20-16

Howdy!

Well I was scheduled for chemo yesterday, but apparently since my surgical incision had a slight imperfection (bit of delicious ooze-seriously, it’s a barely) and my oncologist wanted a scan as a baseline before starting back up, there was no chemo. They did collect a copay and I did not pass GO. Tricky. The good news, I was quickly scheduled to have a CT this morning. All went well, I clearly survived it. Sorry to any of my local enemies reading this.

I should hear something back soon enough; I believe my oncologist will discuss results with my liver specialist this week and a new plan of action rolled out next week. The original plan of chemo this week was obviously boycotted, there’s a slim chance I may start next week. I’m supposed to be on vacation the first week of February, so it may not start back up until after that.

The future plan will likely be another 6 months of chemo (12 more treatments). It is undecided as to what combination of drugs it will consist of. I was informed that it will not include Oxaliplatin, as I’ve had my max on that for now.

As for those of you (you will remain unnamed at this time) ┬ájealous of my glorious locks, not to worry, there’s still a chance I receive a drug that will bald me… Until then, I twirl my hairs… All three of them… And run my fingers through it in your honor…

 

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I went back to work this week part time, that has been nice. Being off for the entire month of December and half of January was nice too,but it’s good to get back to it. I now know what it feels like to be a teacher (all of that time off). A teacher with cancer that is, post surgery. It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, for those of you who were jealous. I know you’re out there. Don’t believe the hype.

I am feeling much better since around the beginning of the year. December was pretty rough and very mentally frustrating, with being tired all of the time, or rather just lacking energy for small things you take for granted: like sitting, standing, breathing.

For those of you wondering about Lucy the bulldog, she weighed in at almost 30lbs two weeks ago. She’s almost 5 months old now. She is officially “phat”. I would like to publicly apologize to Amy Lovett for calling Capone fat all these years, karma…. I’m so ashamed.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support, it means a lot. Cheers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Generic Update 1-20-16”

  1. Generic reply: Hang in there – glad to hear the post-surgery recovery is moving along – phat Lucy is pretty darn cute! xoxo AJ

  2. Great to hear you are keeping calm and carrying on…and that your puppy is getting phat and is obviously happy! She probably makes everyone around her pretty happy too! ??

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