November 20, 2012
it through 6 treatments, but they had to stop Cisplatin at 5 because it
was affecting me adversely. My fingers were going numb and my ears are
ringing constantly. Headed out to get a PET scan today. I
had a head and neck MRI yesterday.
October 1, 2012
already? I still haven't got my pirate costume together.
Trying to find a nice pirate jacket that doesn't break the bank.
Last week was pretty rough with the chemo. I saw the
doctor on Monday and we went over my CT scan. There were several
places that had shrunk by 30%. Overall the chemo is working and there
hasn’t been any spreading. There also hasn’t been any more fluid
building up. After my sixth treatment I will get a PET scan to
see where things stand. If I can handle it we may go as many as 8
September 19, 2012
got a brief overview of my CT scan and it was good news. Overall
everything has responded to the treatment and nothing has spread.
I will have a more detailed account on Monday.
September 6, 2012
already? Made it through my 3rd round of chemo. It really beat me
down. CT Scan scheduled for September 13. Probably won't
get the results until the 24th when I see the doctor.
August 26, 2012
Getting ready for my 3rd round of chemo.
August 14, 2012
The rash is getting better. I am so tired all the time. Fighting one day at a time.
August 7, 2012
all day yesterday and a bag of 5-FU until Friday evening. This is
the second round of six. Will get another scan in mid to late September
to see how things look. The antibiotic hasn't slowed the acne
rash much. My head is itching like crazy. when my hair falls out
I am going to look like a big pimple-head.
August 5, 2012
Tomorrow starts a new chemo session and five days of 5-FU.
August 4, 2012
pretty good these last couple of days, except for the rash on my head.
It itches like crazy and it hurts to the touch. They gave
me an antibiotic to fight it. Apparently the Cetuximab cause acne
to flare up. The good news about that is they think that it is
working because I am having a reaction.
July 31, 2012
in for a Cetuximab treatment. The rash is spreading to my face.
The doctor thinks it is a good sign, it means the stuff is
July 30, 2012
Throat is slightly better since yesterday, I was able to eat some spaghetti. Finally, soup was just getting old.
rash from the Cetuximab is spreading across my chest and it is on my
scalp making sleeping uncomfortable. It is like a bad acne
outbreak. I get another round of Cetuximab tomorrow.
July 28, 2012
up early, throat is killing me and causing me considerable trouble
trying to eat. Sleeping with low saliva production has caused my throat
to dry out and become very sore. I have to figure out how to beat
this issue. I have lost 30 pounds since June 18.
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