You may recall that early on in this cancer “adventure” that we declared that we were going to take a balanced view in my quest for living. A balance in the quality of life as well as the longevity. We were not going to be chasing any rainbows. But what if the rainbows chase us?? Who am I to challenge that? One of our neighbors took the photo below, clearly showing a rainbow ending inside our house!
Could this be the reason why I haven’t had any side effects from the chemo so far? Could this be my “pot of gold”? Mine is not to reason why, but to only reply……”Yeah Baby”!
Speaking of chemo, I began my second session yesterday. My session is really a two and a half day session. Wednesday in the chemo suite hooked up for infusion via my titanium power port, followed a portable pump that secretes the secret sauce for 46 hours and then back to the suite for disconnection on Friday. This session included a new drug into my cocktail, Avastin. The initial dose of Avastin is quite large, so I enjoyed about four hours of jazz (Kenny Barron, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans and Harry Allen) via my iPhone as I lounged in the recliner. Avastin dries up the source feeding the tumor growth by slowing the creation of new blood vessels. Starve you bloody tumors, STARVE I say!!! Normally I would have had Avastin from the beginning, but they chose to hold off to make sure all my wounds (especially internal) were healed from my April surgery. That’s right, you need new blood vessels to heal a wound, so Avastin can be problematic.
Speaking of healing, last week into this week I had a horrible bout of flu and or cold. My darling Lee was very concerned as the next chemo session approached. So what could she do? Well she simply snatched it from me! My symptoms cleared and simultaneously her chest and throat hurt and along came sneezing, coughing and nasal congestion. She took the whole ball of wax! Is that love or is that love? She is feeling a little better today and hopefully a Golden State victory tonight will complete her healing process. I sure hope so.
I’d like to thank Lopez Painting for the stellar job they did for us. On the day of my surgery, a window was replaced on our house, frame and all. We were told to wait two months to allow the stucco to dry before re painting.