Anyone who knows me well knows that I can be a little shy especially with large groups of people. Even though this was my 24th doctor appointment since the middle of January, I felt a bit of stage fright as I went over my list of questions with five medical professionals in the room. On the flipside, my questions must have been interesting enough for everyone to want to listen. Fortunately, I had my trusty list (and Shannon) and all of my questions were answered.
I appear to be healing very well and Dr. Buys cleared me to start chemotherapy Friday April 15th. My chemotherapy cocktail will be TC (taxotere, cytoxin). Yes, in regards to one of my questions, some tumors are resistant to taxotere however there is no reliable test to determine this. Studies show that overall this regimen is very effective. TC is quite toxic though and I will have some crummy side effects, however Dr. Buys is confident that this regimen won't negatively impact my future physical performance. I will be having four total infusions; one every 3 weeks. My final infusion will be June 17th. I am picturing a summer party to celebrate this milestone!
In the meantime, I have been feeling good and exercising every day, although I do still seem to fatigue easy. I still haven't ridden my bike outside, partially because it has been uncharacteristically cold and snowy. Friday afternoon, on what should have been a sunny spring day, we took Dizzy for a hike in fresh snow.
Dizzy doesn't mind a few more days of winter