Dazed and Confused
Well this has been quite the 4th of July weekend! Wow. I’ve done 4 days of the 5-day treatment (one more to go tomorrow) and I’m really feeling it. It’s definitely having a cumulative effect that’s leaving me pretty dazed. The nausea gets worse each day and takes more meds to fix, which leaves me pretty out of it(hence the minimal blogging). Oh and I’ve got this new side-effect: hiccups! Who knew hiccups could be so damn annoying?! I’ll get them for like an hour at a time, while they distract the hell out of me, and they won’t go away no matter what remedy I attempt! So I got some pills for that too now…Not my best days for sure, but some necessary battles are taking place to really wipe this out.
The good news is that my white blood count has risen back to a normal range and the even better news is that the tumor markers in my blood (which they use to monitor the cancer) have dropped significantly! On June 18th the markers were at 31 and 48.1. On July 2nd, the markers were at 0.5 and 6.8. In other words, I’m kicking cancer’s ass!
Tomorrow I finish the 5-day and boy I can’t wait! These days have really taught me about losing control. By no means am I in a downward spiral or anything to that effect, but instead simply trusting the hands of my doctors, nurses, family, loved ones, and of course God. Just as the rain finally did, I remain ever faithful that this too shall soon pass.