I don’t want to jinx it, but. . .

So far I think the TDM-1 has been really easy. Now it’s hard to say because I’ve only had 2 doses and each time I had port surgery 2 days after. And there was a hospital visit due to a pulmonary embolism thrown in there, too. So it’s hard to say what is a drug side effect and what is from other things. But I had my new port installed Friday and felt pretty crummy over the weekend, but today feel almost back to normal. The kind of normal I felt before all this chemotherapy crap. I did not take a nap today and didn’t need one. I ate whatever I wanted and it tasted like it should. My hair is almost to my shoulders. If you saw me, you’d never know I had cancer.

The only weird thing happening to me is crazy intense thirst. I am drinking about 30 cups of liquid a day, and that is while trying to slow myself down. My bloodwork is good and my onc says it’s not a problem, but I feel like it is. I’m not getting any good sleep because I am waking up every hour or two to pee. It’s crazy. But I am hopeful that this will regulate itself soon.

I’m past the 3-year mark now, which is great. But I am starting to see the effects cancer and chemo have on a body long-term. The PE put me back on blood thinners again, which I am injecting into my abdomen every night. I hate hate hate it. It hurts and about half the time it leaves an awful bruise that takes 2-3 weeks to heal. This is one from about 7 days ago:

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Isn’t that lovely? Ugh.

So, I’m on the new chemo and my new port is in. Time for things to normalize a bit. I’m completely booked with dogs this month and next. Piper is almost all grown up. She and Finn make me laugh every day and are so affectionate. I have really amazing friends and family helping me when I need it. Life is good. I want to stop and notice– and enjoy every minute of it.

1 thought on “I don’t want to jinx it, but. . .”

  1. Wow, such good news, that is wonderful. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better with this new treatment. You are so wise to recognize the gifts of joy that your dogs bring into your life and the wonderful support system you enjoy. We’re all cheering for you.

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