Tag Archives: ITA

‘For now, the chemo is done …

Yesterday was my last scheduled chemotherapy – taxol. We went to the tree before my first appointment and took the requisite pictures. I had some fun with it. Towards the end of my treatment, the chemo nurses sang the chemo song: http://vimeo.com/110530951 A tear or two did drop from my eyes as they were singing and… Read More »

Chemo and an update

Yesterday (Thursday), I had my 7th infusion of Palitaxel (Taxol). When I wrote about my chemo plan in my temper tantrum post, I was off by one dose – so I shall end taxol at 9 doses. So Thursday was my Star Trek Voyager treatment (7 of 9) … I now have my last two… Read More »

Some recent purchases …

After a grumpy chemo session and leaving the ITA later than we planned, we decided to go out to dinner. I got the all clear for sushi last Monday, but we had not managed to have a sushi feast yet, so Monday after chemo I finally got my chance. Unfortunately, my favorite sushi/sashimi place isn’t… Read More »

One more chemo day done!

Today was a busy day up at Stanford. I had an oncology appointment, chemo infusion, and then a workshop on make-up (sponsored by Look good feel better). I’ll talk about the first two here, and the latter in a separate blog post. The good news from the oncology appointment is that the thing my oncologist felt… Read More »

Another day, another infusion

So today is my second Taxol infusion. We are definitely “regulars” at the infusion center. When one of the computers started its chant, we knew what it was saying, and what to do about it. If you listen carefully, you can make out that it is saying “low power, low power, low power” … so… Read More »

And so Paclitaxol (Taxol) has begun as have the hot flashes

It occurs to me that after next weeks infusion I will be half way through chemotherapy. I’ve finished what for most people is the worst of it, AC chemo, and am now on Paclitaxol (taxol for short). Going into the infusion yesterday I was scared. I was afraid of the side effects of the new… Read More »

Persistence, Tenacity, and New Blood

This cancer journey reminds me of some aspects of our Going East bike trip – particularly during those times when persistence and tenacity are what you need to make it over that one last hill. I always thought this picture from our trip made a great motivational photo (Scott pushes the loaded recumbent bike up… Read More »

AC Cycle 4

So today was my last cycle of AC chemo (yay). In theory, the T chemo that follows has less side effects (little nausea). Brought in my new clown to show off to all the nurses. He was a big hit!   It turned into a long day. We had a delay seeing the nurse practitioner… Read More »