I have totally neglected my blog in these 3 weeks, used the energy to enjoy life.
So here is the update:
3 weeks ago - my chemotherapy (intravenous) was a bit of a disaster. Just about 5 minutes into the treatment I had another severe reaction. Within minutes I had 4 nurses and the doctor in the room. Was placed on oxygen, Ventolin, anti-histamines and saline to flush the drugs out of my system. I was struggling to breathe and felt very faint. The result was that my oncologist cancelled the rest of my Oxaliplatin treatments - a real blessing for me as the side effects were really yucky. I just had to continue on the tablets, which although there are some side-effects - they are easier to deal with.
I then had a lovely time with my family.
|Balancing through life - having fun at a family picnic.|
|Back row - my Elizabeth, Matthew & Sarah|
Front row Michelle & Laura-Ashley
|Good looking kids|
|Celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary with a great photo|
|My brother took this great photo of me - feeling fantastic|
|Wendy, Dad (Brian); Mom (Dorothy) and my brother Ian|
I managed to enjoy a picnic out with the family, a trip up to Toowoomba for a great steak and a play in the park with my nieces. A lovely meal, which I cooked - after nearly six months of hardly cooking - I spent the day with Ivan cooking up a great Lasagna. My nieces informed me it was the 'best in the world.'
And today was the highlight:
I saw my oncologist and I only had one more 2-week treatment of tablets (thought I might have had to have two); and then I am finished all my chemotherapy. Friday I will be having my portocath removed; and will begin the last course. In 8 weeks I will have my CT scan to confirm full remission and move into a wonderful new phase of living. Celebrating life to the full and knowing that I did it.