After my little trip it was back to the grind of chemo and C IV's. I also had a CT scan in June. I was really hoping that the results would say "What cancer?" and my plan was to hopefully take a break from chemo for a few months. Lately, I have really been feeling the effects of the chemotherapy and scheming up a plan to take a break. Every time I get it lately it feels a little worse each time, like it's starting to eat away my brain again, making me very tired and low energy for about a week afterward. My blood counts are looking pretty good though (as good as they are going to on chemotherapy anyway) so I really am not complaining too much because things can always be worse.
Soooo.....back to the scan. The scan showed that there is a tumor that started growing again and it has actually grown 30% in the last two months, so it is something to be concerned about. My oncologist contacted my radiologist and together we determined that the best course of action is going to be to get internal radiation again (Y-90 or yttrium 90 radioembolization). Remember the last time I got radiation? It was last year on Valentines day and it unexpectedly wiped me out for months. This time I am manifesting an easy recovery. I know what to expect and I am pretty sure that I have my meds sorted out this time. They are also going to only radiate one tumor on the right side of my liver. Last time they radiated numerous tumors in the smaller left side of my liver which was right against my stomach and I feel that is what caused a lot of the pain and delayed my recovery. The right side of my liver is the more "healthy" side and it has actually grown about 30% to compensate for the carnage on the left side of my liver. I am thinking that because of these things this radiation surgery shouldn't be nearly as bad as the last one, right? Yes, right :)
|Me and my mama in a beautiful canyon|
I'm hoping all of you out there are having a wonderful summer and are all happy, healthy, and full of life!
Cancer Can Suck It!!!