Penultimate Chemo!

Yesterday was my next to last chemo. I’m sort of numb about all of it. I doubt I’ll really comprehend any of this until a week or two after I’m all done. Still trying to take it day by day. But I’ll admit that in my quiet moments, it feels damn good knowing I only have one more week of chemo to go!

Everything went really well yesterday. I got my monthly lupron and B-12 shots before the infusion. Dr. Smith gave me extra Benadryl even though we dropped the Taxol dosage back down to 150 (yay for extra benadryl and yummy naptime). We picked up fro yo on the way home (this has become somewhat of a tradition for us) and then I got straight into bed and slept until dinnertime. Good day all in all, egh?!

We dropped the dosage back down to 150 for this past chemo and will leave it at 150 for my final infusion next week as well. We’re doing this because I started to show signs of neuropathy in my hands and feet (and we’re more or less caught up from the two weeks I missed while in the hospital). In an effort to prevent the neuropathy from developing further, I’m drinking my nasty glutamine powder twice a day, everyday. Hopefully that, together with the B-12 will help keep it at bay or even make it go away.

Last Friday we had dinner with Andrew and Katherine who were in town for a wedding. It was great to see them and hear all about their own wedding planning. Oh, how I do love weddings — they are so much fun! It was also my niece’s 8th birthday. I can’t believe how big she is. Bob, Sarah, Paul and I all went to the Giants game (my niece is a Cinco de Mayo baby and the Gigantes were playing the Dodgers — who wouldn’t want to go watch that game?) to celebrate with her. I think she was beyond excited when, in the 7th inning the jumbotron flashed a Happy Birthday message to her AND kids got to run the bases after the game. We didn’t stay for the running of the bases part, but I saw a few pictures. She was beaming from ear to ear!

Hope everyone has a great week!


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4 thoughts on “Penultimate Chemo!

  1. I’ve been looking forward to this posting regarding the end of chemo being in sight. I have no idea what you’re going through, Andrea, but I hope that congratulations is not the wrong thing to say. I love that these appointments are ending. Hope you’re doing ok. XOXO

  2. Thanks for the great pix and the captions, and an update on the events and meds for the penultimate. Star magazine? Are you checking out Teresa Giudice’s new hair care Milania? Interesting that good feelings about where you are in the chemo session count come with trepidation, but given the road traveled so far can see why the guarded day by day outlook is a more familiar companion. Our thoughts are with you on this milestone. Benadryl and fro yo on the same day seems appropriate.

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