Had a pretty good day today. But before the big news, a summary of last week. I did the ICE protocol last week. Kind of a pain logistically. With ABVD you get it all in a 3-4 hour period, typically on monday. With ICE, you get it over 3 days. So I was in the chemo center 4 days in a row. 3 infusions, including an overnight infusion administered by a little pump in a fanny pack I had to take home with me. Then a WBC booster shot on Thursday. And I felt kind of punky through the weekend. Luckily the chemo center is about 5 minutes from my office and only 15 minutes from home so it's really easy to get over there.
But the good news is that the two bumps on my neck are definitely shrinking!!! I went into the oncologist this morning and one of them is a bit smaller and the other one has pretty much disappeared. Man, when these drugs work, they WORK! And this week, I'm feeling pretty much back to normal. Sleeping well, GI plumbing pretty much back to normal (I HATE being constipated..) and I'm working out with moderate energy (10 mile bike Saturday, 2 mile run Sunday, 6 mile ride yesterday, 20 minutes on the running treadmill tonight).
I will probably lose my hair but that typically doesn't happen for another few weeks. So for now, I'm feeling ok, feeling really good that the cancer cells are getting their asses handed to them by the chemo and I look pretty normal (well, as normal as I ever look).
So that's the quick status. I've got some other more philosophical ramblings I'll post here in a bit but for now, that's it. Hope you're having a good week!