Monday, January 4, 2010

Blood Work and Oncologist Visit

After having my blood work done up, I saw my Onc. My blood is normal which is no change from last time. The Onc said if she had noticed anything unusual, she`d request a CT scan pronto. So with that out of the way we will go with my scheduled scan on January 19th. This will be my first CT scan since starting Xeloda ... to be honest, I’m a bit nervous because this scan will tell us whether the Xeloda is working or not. I’d hate to have to switch to another chemo and its side effects.

My Onc questioned me on some of the potential side effects of Xeloda. Mouth sores, nope. Diarrhea, nope. She also asked about my about my fingers. Did I have any cracks ... I said no, but the tips on my thumbs were peeling and my finger tips were more sensitive. She asked if it was affecting my typing ... I said oh no!

It’s been four weeks since I’ve been to the clinic and it was a pleasure to be able to walk thru without having to sit and rest every so often. I really feel like a new person or maybe more like, the person I used to be.

12 comments:

Karen said...

SO glad that you're feeling better and that you have more pep! It makes SUCH a difference, doesn't it? Take care, and I hope this next year is a healthy one for you! :)

Karen said...

What a great way to start the new year by feeling like yourself again!

Good luck with the scan. I know just what you mean about being nervous; my first scan after starting the clinical trial drug comes up in like a week and a half and I am nervous.

Jill said...

It is so good to hear that you feeling like yourself again Daria. I hope that your scan will come back with positive results.♥

Joanie M said...

Happy to read your strength seems to be coming back! I hope your next scan shows great improvement!

Whidbey Woman said...

:) Very happy to hear this news. Good luck with the Scan.

Elayne said...

good to hear Daria! Praying for great scan results for you.

Renee said...

Oh the best for us, that is my wish too Daria.

Love Renee xoxo

Michelle said...

That is wonderful!

xxx

Rachel said...

Nothing is better than truly feeling like your old self. Hope your tests come back with good news! Keep up the good fight!

TNBCAmazon said...

Hi Daria,

I hope that the scan brings nothing but good news. Why do those scans always have to be so nerve-wracking?
How nice that you feel so much better on Xeloda than you did on the Taxotere. Quality of life is a big issue after all, and having energy and being able to move about are important elements of that.
May the new year bring nothing but good news and good health for you!

Debby said...

Glad to read this Daria. I don't think that I will reach the point of taking my life and health for granted ever again.

l'optimiste said...

yay! great that you feel good. fingers crossed on the scan.
x