Experiences

Taxol #12


October 3rd, 2019

Mood: Excited πŸ˜„

My last Taxol treatment went well!

Before my treatment I met with my oncologist and we had a great talk about how I have done and what my next steps are. All in all I navigated through my 16 chemo treatments very well. My side effects were minimal, mainly fatigue and slight neuropathy in my fingers during the last few weeks of treatment. There is no telling how long it will take for my red blood cell count to go back to normal, this is what causes my fatigue, but the neuropathy should disappear fairly quickly.

I told him that I already have an appointment made to meet with my surgeon, Dr. Schwartz, next week. He reminded me that I won’t need my port anymore and I assured him that I have already discussed that with Dr. Schwartz. During my reconstruction surgery he will not only do my reconstruction but he will also remove my port.

We also discussed that it is time for me to meet with my radiation doctor so she can examine me and take measurements before I have reconstruction surgery. By the time I left my oncologists office I had my appointment scheduled with the radiation doctor for two weeks from yesterday.

Last of all we talked about when I will need to see him next so he can put me on the drug I will need to take under his care for the next 10 years. We determined that I will see him around mid-January as soon as I am done with my radiation treatments.

I am so relieved that this part of my journey is over. I am ready to do what is necessary to get my health back to normal as much as possible before I have my surgery. I have been so tired going through chemo that I have not been able to work out and the steroids have caused me to gain about 20 lbs so that has not made me feel very good, especially over this last month.

My oncologist said to take it slow as far as getting back to being active and he is right….I don’t want to injure myself. So the next few weeks will be about continuing to rest, working on moving more and getting back to my regular diet which is mostly keto.

Video of me ringing the bell! πŸ’•

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