Hey guys, I have a lot to update:
So last Friday (6/15) was my CT Scan to see how the tumors and ascites are doing before I start my new chemo treatment. Before, I have mentioned how sick I get from these scans so this time we opted out of the steroids and made them inject the IV contrast really slowly and therefore no complications 🙌🏼🙌🏼. .
Tuesday (6/19) was my first new treatment. The two drugs I took are Gemcitabine (Gemzar) and Carboplatin (Carbo), the former is the new drug for me. We also went over my tumors in which I will be trying radiation next Wednesday to see if it will reduce the surface tumors to help ease my pain. We also drained my ascites in my abdomen and got a full liter out of it! During the weeks I had before this new treatment, I gained almost 4 lbs but unfortunately lost most of it during the draining. .
Since Tuesday, I’ve been completely, miserably sick. I wake up vomiting whatever was in my tummy (usually only stomach acid 😣), and don’t feel any sort of relief until late afternoons. I am barely eating and nothing is staying down long and because of this, we are trying everything in our power not to end up back at the hospital this time.
Next Tuesday will be another round of Gemzar then a week off both, no more Avastin! All chemo symptoms I’ve had are all coming back and texting is killing me again. If you’re needing to get ahold of me for anything urgent or timely, contact Colt, otherwise I’ll respond and update when I possibly can! .
This week has been extra hard when I found out Wednesday evening that a friend I worked with for 3 years suddenly passed away on her vacation 💔. Thank you everyone for the support and positivity lately, it’s been very appreciated. After my last major post, I had a huge outpour of very sweet people reaching out, one even stopped by on her way home to Bend to give me flowers and a very sweet card. All of these “little things” are truly the biggest things that have really been helping me with this shitty cancer❤️
Ps. If I were to make a list of specific things that would help me out during this time and post it, would it be helpful and would you use it? #fuckcancer #chemosucks #ovariancancer