Monday, February 21, 2011

Visit To Atlanta

The good news:  I lost another three pounds!!

The bad news...more chemo.  Sigh.  Sigh.  Sad face.

Atlanta Oncologist suggested more chemo, not alternating, and asked me some questions about my experiences with FOLFOX and FOLFURI.  Irinotecan was easier for me to deal with in the past, so we're going to go with that plus Avastin.  We'll try it for a few months, do another CT scan, and see how things look.  If the lesions are getting smaller, we'll do chemo for another few months, do another CT scan, and if they're continuing to shrink, I can maybe go on maintanence chemo.

So.  The port goes back in.  The chemo starts again.  I knew that's probably what Atlanta Oncologist would say, and I still cried.  It makes me sad that my only option right now is more fucking chemo.  Ugh.  Even though I think this time it might be different, I'm not right out of surgery, I'm probably more physically fit than I was last year.  Still.  I never did like chemo even though I was pretty good at it.

The other piece of good news is that we're going to do our treatment here in Columbus.  The Atlanta Oncologist will work with the Columbus Oncologist, and unless something crazy happens, I can get pumped up with poisonous chemicals in Columbus.  After the drive today, I'm glad we can stay closer to home for now. 

The only other notable piece of news is that my prozac dosage was increased.  I'm just not dealing with things well right now.  Hopefully it will help me get back on track.

I'll be seeing Columbus Oncologist this week and I should have more information, maybe even a timeline, after that.  Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers!!


  1. Sheri, I am so sorry to hear this. You are such an amazing person and you are always in my thoughts. Please let me know if you have a person that you want me to pass on the sloppy lentil recipe to. Nothing helps get you through chemo like sloppy lentils, right? Take care!

  2. Sorry to hear you have to go back on chemo. That sucks. Hope the new dosage of prozac kicks in quickly so you can be singing at your infusing. All kidding aside, I hope everything goes well for you.

  3. Ah,no fun. But at least there's a plan. And you don't have to commute. And you are surrounded by love. Hugs!

  4. Sheri,

    It's no wonder you feel that you're not coping too well - life is simply chucking too much at you all at once. Hopefully the additional prozac will help to get you back on top of things.

    It's crap that you need to do more chemo, but looking on the positive, you did say you were pretty good at it :-)

    Stay strong lovely girl - things will improve for you eventually.

    You remain in my thoughts.....Hugs xxxx

  5. Oh Sheri, so sorry about more chemo. Your spirit is awesome, as always! Stay positive, keep cursing and thank goodness for prozac! Prayers and long distance hugs,
    Lori Fares

  6. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. I hate that you have to deal with this. My sweet grandma used to tell me, "and this to shall pass." Let's hurry up and get those lesions shrunk so you can get on with the good stuff in life. :)