Thursday, October 18, 2012

And, the chemo continues...

Went to Seattle yesterday for another round of chemo.

Had a good visit with Dr. Lin and Harv's numbers are still good. There's a number (I don't remember what it's called) that measures how many "floaters" there are in Harv's body. The number is pretty good right now, but it's a number to keep watching. If it gets higher, Dr. Lin will probably introduce Harv to a new chemo drug (which I can't remember right now...Oxsylipratin(?), perhaps...)

Dr. Lin told us that he wants Harv to remain on chemo as long as possible before surgery to give the cancer less of a foothold when he has to go off for surgery. I THINK that Harv would remain on Xeloda regardless, but truthfully, my brain is kinda full and a little tired and I find it hard to keep up with it all.

All in all, the trip was fine. Chemo wears Harv out and he doesn't feel great afterwards, but he's handling it pretty well. He experiences some indigestion on the first few days after and that's uncomfortable -- especially at night -- so he has some meds for that and I'm gonna get him one of those wedge pillows that will help keep his head elevated at night without giving him a crick in the neck.

Thank you all for checkin' in on us. We 'preciate it more than you know.
Love you.