These are the topics we covered. Again, Dr. Anderson takes all the time I need answering all my questions.
My question next time will be about the hair loss with the Abraxane. I guess being bald for long term is manageable, as long as those tumors all shrink or disappear. I'm kind of getting used to the "no hair" look and less concerned to go without a head cover. I mean when this dialogue happened with my grandsons (aged 5 and 4.75 years), I'm all good with it:
(The following week while vacationing with our daughters and their families - I come out in the morning with big silver loop earrings on, no head covering)
Gaige - Those are pretty earrings Grammie. Are they new?Ok, now back to the review from the office visit...
Grammie - No, I've had them awhile. But I think my earrings are more noticeable since I don't have any hair. Some people think I look younger without hair. What do you think?
Gaige and Nico nod their little heads in agreement that I look younger.
Nico - You look like a baby, Grammie
Grammie smiles with great joy and love for these two darling, sweet boys.
The Hormone Therapy option would be a combo Ibrance and Faslodex, both used for estrogen-receptive metastasized breast cancer. The problem with switching too soon to this, is results are usually slow and we don't want to lose ground. For now my liver is performing normally, but this could change. So this is still on the back burner, for if I am not tolerating the Abraxane well, or it is no longer effective.
And now it is Wednesday, 8/24/16 and I just finished chemo for this week (Chemo #16 (Carboplatin) & Abraxane #8). I'm feeling well so far, even with reducing the Dexamethasone in half to 20 mg, which is the steroid. So all is good so far. And we get to have dinner out with some dear friends tonight at Yeti. So all is well.
In my next post, I'll give a bit of a review of our fun week at Serene Lakes with our daughters, their hubbies, and their adorable kids, my angelic grand children. What fun it was. Stay tuned...
And Relay for Life is this Saturday at Presentation School in Sonoma from 1pm Saturday until 10am Sunday. I plan to be there most of Saturday. Come on out and walk with me!
• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •