The newest addition to my family is a sweet, spunky, fearless, tiny girl that I’m already madly in love with. Piper is a little firecracker and she’s going to keep me busy!
There is nothing better than a sweet warm puppy snuggled up to your face. She is amazing!
So most of you know that I did not get into the TDM-1 arm of the clinical trial. I’m part of the 1/3 of participants that instead get “physician’s choice.” My oncologist has chosen Navelbine and I will be starting that drug tomorrow. Navelbine is a fairly tolerable chemotherapy. Hair thinning but not loss. Most patients experience fatigue, mouth sores, headaches, and neuropathy in the hands and feet. Low white blood cell counts and platelet counts are common, so most patients also need to get Neupogen shots once a week, which cause a lot of joint pain. I won’t tell you about all the GI side effects.
This is not fun. But what else can I do? This is a drug that is so caustic it will burn through the skin if dripped. Yet tomorrow they are going to inject it right into the port in my chest. It’s totally crazy. But at least I’ll be able to come home after and snuggle with my pups!