round 2 is in the books.
though my bloodwork appointment was at 8am, they didn't call me back until 9am so the day was off to a long wait.
when they prepped the port for the needle and bloodwork, my chest was still really sore even with the numbing cream. so they gave me a shot of litocaine first and that helped. it was a very odd feeling to have the port needle go through my chest, hard to describe, but unlike anything i have felt before. and it wasn't super fun, i can tell you that. but it should get easier once my port area heals up some more and isn't so sore.
my oncologist is not currently worried about all of the swelling since my kidney and liver are looking good. if i start to have some other side effects (i will spare you), then we might be worried my thyroid is having issues and that would likely show up in my bloodwork anyways. so he gave me the green light for treatment.
we will likely go through a couple more rounds of treatment (if my liver cooperates) and then do scans. if we are seeing that the tumors are shrinking, then we may stay the current course. if the tumors are the same, then we may introduce the second drug back in (at a lower dose) and see if my body can take it.
the infusion went pretty much as planned for the day. i took this picture once i was hooked up and the meds were pumping through my port.
after treatment, we grabbed some food and then we came and i crashed for a couple of hours.
but a good one because round 2 is in the books.
and hopefully those tumors are getting worked over as i type this.
thanks for all of the love, prayers and support.
we couldn't do this without our village.
that much i know for sure.
goodnight all, and have a good tuesday.