Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Take a Step Forward If You Think You're Having Chemo Today... Not So Fast Christine

I went in yesterday to start my new chemo, but lo and behold, my platelets have dropped... again. This is despite the large dosage of prednesone that I took the whole weekend. So plans have changed... again. Yesterday I received an infusion of IVIg and I will receive the same today. Tomorrow we will test my platelets... again. Then I will start chemo. Let the good times roll.

I'd give further explanation right now, but I have to get to my appointment.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reality Check

I have two unconfirmed reoccurances (I'm having a PET scan tomorrow) - one in my liver and one one in my abdomen. I will be starting chemotherapy on Monday (Folfiri with Avastin). Treatments will be every other week (except the first round when I have an extra week off because I will be out of town) with an in-office infusion on the first day followed by 46 hours with a pump. The initial plan is for four months of chemo. I'll be meeting with an interventional radiologist to discuss the possibility of radio frequency ablation for the liver spot.

It's been a crappy week and I've spent a lot of it getting scans that didn't work and painful tests that came back negative for any abnormalities. I don't really feel like getting into all of the details right now - maybe this weekend.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 30th birthday. Yea! I'm gettin' old! (Not really - I'm actually excited to be turning 30.)

This morning I received an email from my oncologist saying that the blood test I had done yesterday didn't work. The phlebotomist didn't draw enough blood. So I have to get it redone. I think he wanted me to come to the hospital this weekend and do it, but it's my birthday and I don't want to worry about it. So I'll go on Monday and have it done. I've had it done late before so it's not the end of the world.

Tonight there's a party to celebrate - my birthday, not the messed up blood draw. It should be a lot of fun - the party, not the messed up blood draw.

I'm off to get a frou frou coffee drink and do a little shopping. Yea birthday money!!