What's happened so far this morning:
- Susan and I are doing a mtn bike ride tonight with some guys from work so I didn't bike into work today. But I did get in a nice run this morning before the chemo session.
- Did a bit of work from home and then checked in at the cancer center this morning. Temp good, bp good, weight good but my white blood cell count is a bit lower. No change in treatment protocol for now. If it's still low in 2 weeks we'll do a dose reduction. My hemoglobin has stabilized so that's good news.
- My left arm swelling hasn't gotten any worse. I've ridden my bike a bit less in the last couple of weeks and have done a few more runs. Leaning on my handle bars does cause my arm to swell a bit so I've tried to strike a balance between arm health and my love for being on the bike.
- Oncologist did my exam and the tumors in my neck are still shrinking. I'm getting a pet/cat scan in about 10 days. Hopefully that will show that most of the tumors are not active.
And me showing four fingers, representing my 4th treatment:
Ok, got the line in ok. Pete is still doing well - good flow.
Now we've started the Adriamycin. Note how much it looks like Kool Aid:
Dammit! I missed the velban. It went in while I was typing this...
and now the bleo:
No pain, no fuss, no muss! Just hang out and blog while I get shot up with meds that are making me better. Pretty simple stuff, really...