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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-17 09:34
Subject: [cancer] Chemo twelve, day two
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Tags:cancer, health, personal
Well, I'm in day two of chemo session twelve. This is my twenty-fourth round of chemo in the past two years, and my last for now. As my doctor says, I'm not in remission, but I have been resected with no evidence of disease.

I'll have another scan in mid-February, and we'll see what we see at that point. For now, I am cancer-free. My oncologist thinks I have about a 70% of another metastasis, but as she says, those are just numbers. I'd like a clean year, if that's possible, but the cancer has a mind of its own. I'm still pretty sure that this will get me in the end.

Speaking of things getting me in the end, the GI disruptions of the past few days were so mighty that even the chemo infusion, including the atropine injection, took hours to slow them down. Normally my lower GI shuts down at the first whiff of chemo. I think the next couple of weeks are going to be rough. I did get my Lomotil script upgraded to a higher pill count, finally, so I won't run out at an inconvenient time.

Anyway, this is a day to lie quiet on the drip of the pump. Be well, wherever you are and whatever you're doing.

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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-12-17 17:43 (UTC)
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We don't choose nor want cancer, ever, but living the best life possible is the only path to take.
Be well.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-12-17 18:24 (UTC)
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Very glad you're almost done. I hope the span between now and mid-February is full of joy and health. And the span after, too. :)
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