Posted by jukkahoo
As it says.
Feeling very bad the whole day. Gagging, feeling sick, tasting the bile and everything that's been churning in my stomach (mostly yesterday's pizza, I'd guess from the taste of it). Eating lots of Temesta, fairly effective tummypill with the additional side-effect of drowsiness. Slept a lot.
The stiches being removed in 13th day have left one heck of a scar! It's still slightly open in places, so that it oozes ever so slightly of reddish... blood? I shouldn't raise my left arm above the shoulder level, but I woke up last night couple of time while doing so. Should I tape/band my laft arm to my side? The underarm feells... wrong and there's a very stupid looking "bag" at the end of the scar on my backside. And the scab itches, quel surprise. These things always itch. I hope I won't scratch it broken in my sleep.
So, chemo No. 5. I talked with Dr. James (the Fifth) and after she offered a CT-scan after the sixth chemo, I opted for one before it, since it has actually been a good while since the last one. James looked at her papers and realised that the patient was actually right, so I'm having one next week, just before I'll receive my sixth chemo. There will most probably be a 7th chemo, but anything after that is purely speculative.
You see (and this is very good news indeedy!) my tumor was dead. As a dodo. Chemo (and or radiation, but highly unlikely) had done the damage, whilst unable to dimish the lump it had nonetheless managed to kill all the bad cancer cells. Or so says the pathologist. Now we have to find out how the darkened spots in my lungs have been taking all this (as previously told, not too good, so fingers crossed!).
And then we have to find out whether the evildoers have stayed put or... moved to somewhere else altogether. See, this is the problem with bloodcancers, they may just move, leaving no follow-up address. But all in all, this looks like a glorious day for our Team and a day of loss and mourn for the opposition. Yet still... the WAR continues!
What nice news, about the lump being dead as a dodo. It's two o'clock in the morning and I'm giggling here by myself having visions of the dodos in the animated cartoon Ice Age.
Before I put my foot further up my mouth, I just wish both of you refreshing dreams.
Posted by: Anna | November 15, 2003 at 02:03
Hienoja uutisia! Kuolema kaikille syöpäsoluille!
Posted by: Omppu | November 15, 2003 at 13:23
Kuten meillä Cheyenne heimoilla on tapana sanoa: puolet minusta on kuollut - pysyköönkin kuolleina....
Kuolleisuustilastoissa Syöpäsolut vs. JukkaHoo 1 000 000 : 0. Pidetään nollapeli loppuun asti!
Posted by: MikaP | November 16, 2003 at 15:19
Kuulostaa todella hienolta!
Posted by: Tarja | November 16, 2003 at 20:19