Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good News...

...she says, cautiously....

...but JOYFULLY!

Last Taxol was yesterday!  The oncologist says I've (the cancer) responded so well to the chemo that there's no need to tack that skipped Taxol onto next week.  That means no more chemo for the foreseeable future!

That's good news!

I had decided yesterday morning that if they wanted to add the skipped Taxol on next week, I could get through the pain, fatigue, and nausea... wouldn't like it, it would've been hard, but I could've done it.

But I don't need it.

That's good news!

I'll still have Herceptin for most of the next year, which is given like chemo (through my port) and used to fight cancer, but isn't chemo.  It's biological instead of chemical (if you don't know the difference, go back to 7th grade science class!) and doesn't have all the nasty kick-you-in-the-butt side effects that some chemos have.  Like Taxol has.

Which I'm DONE WITH!

And that's good news!

I'll have surgery (undetermined what kind yet) in the next few months.  Will know more, but not all, after some tests are run in the next few weeks.

Tests will be a piece of cake after this durn Taxol.

Which I'm DONE WITH!

And, yes:  that's good news!

Of course, I still have one really crappy, painful weekend ahead, but after I get through Monday, I'll be on the uphill swing and won't have to face these nasty side effects again.

Have you heard?  That's good news!

My neuropathy will start to heal instead of get worse.  My hair will continue to grow.  My energy will return -- maybe slowly, but it will be good!  My taste buds might even start to recognize food as something other than "ick."

All.... good news!!

And I don't want to get my hopes too high or assume anything, so I'm celebrating just what I know -- and what I know is good news.


Not good news.

Great news.

Thank you, everyone, for helping me get this far, with your support and love.

Having you all on my team is the best news of all.

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