Changing Chemo - again...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I got a message from my doctor this morning that she is changing my chemo regemin. She is adding a medication (Carboplatin), which means that she has to give another medication (Ixempra, I think) in smaller doses. Sooooo, instead of going for treatments every three weeks, I will go every week. Needless to say that, before I actually spoke to her, I was a nervous wreck -- crying and scared out of my head. Once I did talk to her, the first thing she told me was that I didn't need to be worried. Apparently, the last time I was responding well to chemo, in the end, I ended up with a mixed result (little buggers lighting up on the PET scan where they hadn't been). This time, she wants to avoid that so that we can get me into surgery and on my way to well.
I can't say that I am completely relieved by the explanation. I am still scared. This has landed me on the sad side of happyville again, but I am determined that I won't stay there. Tomorrow, it begins -- and after that, we shall see!