Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Friday, December 05, 2008

I Hate Xeloda

I haven't posted in a long time. I have a lot of reasons and I truly have intended too, but, you know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, I'm back now and I may be making a few changes to this blog in the next few weeks and I should be ready to unveil my new website by the end of the year!

Health update: I've felt great the past few days, but I have been on chemotherapy since July. This time I've been taking Xeloda with Avastin. Xeloda has been very trying. It makes me sick to my stomach, takes away my appetite, and gives me horrible headaches. I had a PET/CT scan on Wednesday and I will get my results on Monday. I'll find out then whether it's been working or not. In the last two scans, the only evidence of cancer was in a few swollen lymph nodes.

School and advocacy work have been keeping me busy. I was named to the C3 Grassroots Action Committee which I am very excited about. I'll be going to C3's Call On Congress at the end of March (and then on to a vacation in Savannah, GA).

Finals are next week so I have some studying to do.