8.14.2008

Sayonara, Chemo Sabes!

Looks like my white cells pulled it out for the last round of FOLFOX--nice job, bone marrow! No word on how my neutrophils fared since those results didn't print on my lab report...must be good enough to get poisoned, I suppose.

On the drugs front, I'm happy to report that--due to continued issues with peripheral neuropathy--my onc reduced my Oxaliplatin volume by 23.6% and my 5-FU dose by 1/6th (eliminating the 5-minute bolus I get prior to putting on the 46h 5-FU infusion pack). Which is gonna be totally schweet.

In other random chemo news:

  • I have a nurse I've neither had nor seen before. I don't much care for her, yet I think this is for the best. I don't know that I'd want to leave this place smiling goodbyes to the good nurses. I'd rather be glad to get the fudge out.
  • Since my first infusion way back in April, I've been meaning but keep forgetting to tell you guys about the weirdness that is seeing a guard-chaperoned prisoner in shackles go through the chemo motions.
  • It is a beautiful fucking day and I am ready to get the fuck out into it.
...where I will undoubtedly burst into huge, heaving tears of joy and terror of finally, finally, reaching the finish line.

7 comments:

hh said...

YAY!!! the last chemo treatment - what a relief! i'm so happy for you! hang in there girlfriend!

much love...

A. said...

A beautiful day, indeed!
Hurray!

Jeanine said...

Double YEAH!!! I am so glad you are done with all 8! Great news on the surgery!!!!

Lanny said...

Last treatment! Yeeehoooo! Hope you can enjoy the rest of your day!

Ed said...

Hurray, hurray. And very poignant that it ends on a beautiful day. Congratulations.

gilles said...

ROCK!!!

kelly & Joe said...

Great news! We are thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way as you lead up to the surgery!