Thank you for the thoughts on exercise! Clearly Qigong is a big favorite. I have also really enjoyed yoga. Walking as been good when I’m feeling OK. The entire family has been hit with a cold and we are all struggling with coughs, stuffed noses, laryngitis, etc. What a shame…and on Rachel’s birthday too. Incidentally, the weather here is now in the 90s at the high end. In any case, once I am better, I will get back into the exercise. Can’t wait!
In the meantime, I went to get a blood draw on Monday and I told the receptionist I wasn’t feeling well (nausea, coughing etc.) and wow did that make things happen! I guess my cancer kind of gives me the equivalent of platinum status with the airlines. Well, that combined with the fact that the infusion nurse is nothing short of amazing, really made a difference. I am surrounded by so many wonderful professionals. The short of it is I saw my internal medicine doctor on the spot who agreed to another CA 27-29 blood marker count. Of course it’s only been 2 weeks since the last draw, but (HOLD YOUR BREATH!), it’s down another 10 points! Wow! More on this after I talk with the oncologist next week. See my happy updated chart below!
Bottom line on chemo this week. It was uneventful. Carboplatin is out of my life forever. Mixed blessing since it was part of the trio which was working but we’re going to see the two remaining chemo meds (Taxol and Herceptin) through until September. In the meantime, no more allergic reactions. That’s a relief!