I was due for a chemo treatment last week, but Jimmy had a better plan…..Chemo Holiday! So instead of 4 hours in the chemo suite, Lee and I packed the car (including a case of wine) and headed to San Diego to meet our friends Paul & Linda who were flying down from Oregon. I must admit that I drank a bit more wine than I have been lately. But I figured if my liver wasn’t busy processing all those chemo toxins it’d get bored and out of shape. I think my liver should have some exercise and also allow my liver to enjoy the holiday by processing fine red wine. It’s important to have a happy liver. We had a great time visiting with Paul & Linda, seeing the zoo and the USS Midway, La Jolla Cove and San Juan Capistrano as well as getting lost with them! Oh, did I mention that we enjoyed fine wine with them🍷. Think that’s why we got lost?
But today it was back to the chemo suite for nearly five hours. The good thing is that the staff is super nice and fun, plus I got a donut. Not just a ordinary donut, but a Blueberry donut. WooHoo! This is my third treatment with the new drug regimen and we haven’t the slightest idea if it’s working or not. But we do know my body is handling the increased toxicity with no issues. My white blood count, platelet count, kidney and liver function is outstanding. I haven’t had any nausea or “I run to the can” issues. Next week the blood test will include the CEA cancer marker which will give us some idea of what’s going on. Then in about three weeks I’ll have another scan which will provide more definitive information. Until then it’s “party on” as usual.
I was able to finally get back to painting the past three weeks. Here’s the latest: