Quick Update

Chemo treatment #3 is in the books, and one more red devil to go. I will then start a weekly round of a drug called Taxol for 12 weeks. This is supposed to be easier than the current cocktail. I am still only having to battle fatigue with the treatments so feel very blessed that is all I have to report. I am going tomorrow for some fluids. The dr thinks that will help give me some energy. She says the body just has a hard time keeping up with the demand. So, hopefully that will give me a boost for the weekend.

I have an appointment scheduled next Thursday at Duke to meet my new dr when we move to Raleigh in a few weeks. They wanted to get everything set up to ensure no delays with my treatment, which is great. I have been really happy with my dr and team of nurses here in Wilmington. They are on top of it.

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer. The sun is not my friend right now and the heat gets to me much quicker on these  treatments. The goal today is to get these kids out of the house and to the pool later this evening around 5. That is more my speed. I hate I am not 100% to enjoy the summer fully with them. They are being good sports I must say. I will keep you posted as the summer progresses. Haha!

All my love…live each day big for you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Rachel

5 thoughts on “Quick Update

  1. Glad to hear you’re switching to hopefully easier regimen. I know what you mean about how much of a drag the fatigue is. I’ve been on androgen deprivation treatment for seven years now. Between that and my cancer I get tired even taking a shower.

    Heat sensitivity is also a problem as it is for you. Anything above 75 degrees is too much for me.

    I hope after your next round of treatment you can resume a more normal life. Sending you best wishes.

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  2. Confused? Are you moving???? You need on of those huge Brittney hats now for when you go in the sun. If you are looking for a good sun block, I have been using DeVita. Hope you get some energy and feel better.

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  3. Hi Rachel. I’m glad you only have one more of those ‘red devil’ treatments to go! Hopefully, the next treatment phase won’t be so harsh so you can enjoy the excitement of moving into a new house. Bentley

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