LATEST UPDATE ON DH..................
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
I went to the Clinic today with DH. Had Lab work done & CT Scan. Saw Dr., CA is stable, no shrinkage but no new growth, so everybody is happy. Though we keep praying for more shrinkage,go back in 12 wks. Neither of us got much sleep tonight. After all his tests were done, we waited over 3 1/2 hrs. to see his Dr. !!! UGH ! We got home almost 6:30 this evening. We left 8 AM to go up there. Were both exhausted. Early to bed tonight !
I can't believe he's been fighting this cancer for almost 5 years now ! (5yrs. August). He's on his third treatment, actually second different study with a chemo drug, and had 10 months of immunotherapy. This drug he is on now is a sister drug of the first drug study he was in. Side affects are no where as bad as that one ! Thank God !!! The biggest is the hand & foot syndrome, pain in feet (can get so bad, ya' can't walk !) & the skin will callus & peal reallly bad on the feet, some times at base of toes the skin will crack. Hands peel, especially fingers. He has more problem with the feet then the hands. They lowered the dosage of the drug 2 times now. It was only a 5 mg. dose to begin with, but they think the 3 mg.is the one for John now. This whole last month he didn't have to take any days off of the drug, his feet were pretty good. He's had some peeling but none of the awful pain ! They did give him 3 days off now because of the peeling. So it's like starting over again ! Time will tell. I'm done for now, Harlow will be here 9 AM, so I am going to get ready for bed. I wish all my SP friends out there a wonderful losing week, I hope your all getting closer to your goals.
Take care, keep safe, & God Bless !!! Till the next time, Good night Irene ! ; }
KEEP SPARKLING !
Love ya', Flutterfli