Monday, January 18, 2016

So I'm not dead...

I just didn't really feel like blogging the journey. I mean...I have to live with this shit. I have to repeatedly explain to (hopeful) family members that no, I really am incurable.

So July's CEA number was excellent. And then we continued chemo because that is what you do: you do a set amount of chemo. I made the dumb decision to try green stuff to help with the nausea as it got worse and worse in late September or so.

Guess what that did to my CEA number? Hi JUMP! So I was stuck on chemo for another 6-8 weeks to see if it would go down.

It did.

November 17, 2015 I was officially on chemo holiday. We roll with it til something pops. December's visit was good, CEA still under the marker and bloodwork looked okay.

Today, I go in for an MRI and lab works. I meet with oncologist on Thursday. So we'll see how it goes. I'm enjoying my chemo holiday and hope it continues for thirty years!

Post-chemo/chemo holiday info: Constipation is still an issue. Lovebug Probiotics Yeast is a Beast is incredibly helpful and also helps with feminine itchies, which I'm prone to being a diabetic and having high sugars. When I eat right, sugars aren't a problem. But I haven't eaten right at all. I'm indulging in good tasting foods which happen to be very bad for me. Oops!

I'm not a paid spokesperson for Lovebug Probiotics, but I really should be. LOL I tell everyone how helpful it is for me and the difference it makes. The Cold Sucks one is keeping my dad from getting ill as colds are running rampant throughout his office. My mom likes Here's the Skinny.

Ok, back to cancer crap: I have neuropathy in my fingertips. Apparently this is irreversible. Annoying. I drop things a lot and have difficulty with fine dexterity things like small buttons, etc. But I'll take it! Better than dying!

Constipation, neuropathy, my hair fell out in chunks but didn't leave me  completely bald, it's now growing back a bit, but is ultra fine like baby hair.

Other than that, things are good. Slowly getting energy back, pushing myself a little too hard, but damn I'm enjoying the chemo holiday while it lasts!