I am in the hospital right now and just got Avastin which cuts off the blood supply to that greedy tumor. Soon, I’ll be getting my new chemo drugs.
So I have GOOD NEWS!!! The doctor is taking me off Folfox (which caused the allergic reaction due to the Oxaliplatin) and is putting me on Folfoxiri which I was not physically strong enough to handle when I started chemo three months ago but am now. I am so excited. This drug should attack the tumor just like Oxali. My blood work was excellent today. Also, I’ve now gained 21 pounds as of today’s hospital weight in!!! The doctor said we need to wait and see but remission might be possible. Might. HOPE!!!
Let me say that again – HOPE!!! There is nothing like it.
On the way to the hospital, I got my delicious take-out café au lait and ginger scone with frosting. Yum, yum, yum. That’s my special treat after my long drive.
Here comes the new chemo!
See you later!
P.S. I made pineapple upside-down muffins over the weekend. The muffin part was excellent – called for creaming the butter and sugar and adding vanilla, egg yolk and milk – made for a fluffy muffin. Didn’t like the pineapple topping. Would be good with blueberries mixed in. Also made excellent pumpkin muffins – nice and spicy. Thinking about trying a recipe for iced gingerbread cookies.