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Monday, February 25, 2008

4 More Rounds!

Yes, you read that right I went to see Dr. Rado today and I have four more rounds of chemo. So that means June is the new target date to be done. We talked about that the chemo is working so why change it. I know it doesn't seem like good news but it is. He was worried that after a while the chemo I am on would stop working. And that we would take a break from chemo and try another then take another break until the cancer flared up and then try another chemo. Then to just keeping doing that basically maintenance chemo for life. Just to maintain a quality of life. So the fact that the chemo is working and he is now talking that it could be gone by the time we are done with these 4 rounds chemo. This is a step in the right direction.

We also talked about if I am still his patient when I am done with chemo and how that is all going to work. Because after what happened last week I told him I felt like I wasn't his patient anymore. He apologized and said no I will be his patient for quite a while so please call and always let him know what is going on. He was glad the hospital took good care of me. He felt bad that the office didn't do such a good job taking care of me. So we went back over the rules of what to do when certain things happen. So I felt better and hopefully their wont be a next time.

I also asked if we could change my shots. I was getting 5 Neulasta shots after day one and one big shot of Neupegeon after day 8. I think that shots has been causing some very serious itching. So I think if we go to the Neulasta shot after day 8 for 5days that I wont itch. So I am excited to see if we finally figure out the itching.

So when we were done with the appointment we went out to make an appointment for the next visit. The scheduling lady said their was nothing so we tried to make appointment for the next three visits and they weren't able to. We were only able to make one out of four appointments. They will call when there is a cancellation. That is how busy they are now.

So back to game days and free or kinda of free lunch with Ryan tomorrow. So yes chemo starts again tomorrow.

14 comments:

Jessica said...

That is great that it is still working, I was thinking that yeah 4 more rounds = not good, but the way you explained it makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
Yes that is a blessing that the chemo is working and June will be O.K. You have been doing really well with being able to continue your chemo all this time. I'm so proud of you and how you have handled all of this so far!!! Just keep resting and thinking of lazy summer days. You are a great role model to us all. Love, Kathy

Heather said...

I hope you are feeling well, June will come quickly!

Cherie said...

Well, something to look forward to again! YIPEE! Hopefully all will go as planned and you will have the summer off! Hope your treatment goes well today! The kids and I have been sick so hopefully we'll be feeling better b the end of the week and we can have the kids over to play!
Take care,
Cherie

Tharker said...

4 more rounds is great news Rochelle! I hope the time flies!

Lindsay said...

That is terrific news, Rochelle! June will be here before you know it!

Anonymous said...

thinking about you, so happy to hear that you are still respondig to the chemo! I love you
Aun Lynn

PRP said...

I too think it's great. Why change what's working, right?

Anonymous said...

You know I will watch your kids anytime you need rest. I love you and am soooo glad the chemo is doing it's job. Your such a beautiful girl, inside and out!! Love Mom S

Ms. Kristen said...

We need to paint JUNE on your bedroom ceiling to keep up the spirits! I am glad the chemo is killing it! Keep up the great attitude!

Jan said...

June is always a good month. Right before the fun of summer. Glad it will be over.

Terilyn said...

4 more times! That's great to have some light at the end of this long tunnel. I know that you must be feeling some relief! Dr. Rado is Mike's dr too. I am glad that you had the gumption to talk to him about the office staff. It's important to be treated well especially when you have so much other garbage going on in your life. It makes you feel better that you have a dr that cares about how you're treated. Good for you!

Chauntel said...

Hey, I haven't talked to you in way to long. I don't really understand all the chemo talk but everyone seems to think June is great, so I do too I guess. I love you and know you can do this. By the way I love the brown wig on your profile.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rochelle,
I am happy and sad for you for having more chemo - I know it's a hassle and you are probably sick of appointments but it is also reassuring to know that it is all working well! Perhaps I'll see you in Dr Rado's office someday as my chemo will start again in April. In the meantime I'm off to radiation....
Take care
Alison