I'm going to be talking to my friend Aurthur soon; he is going to help me organize the cancer book. In the meantime, I'm just resting and sleeping a lot. I had the Herceptin, Gemzar, and Zomeda treatment yesterday. So far so good! I don't seem to be having any nausea, etc., although I've been religiously taking my anti-nausea meds.
I did, however, lose 10 lbs over the past two weeks, and that has me worried that my body is just going to fade away. But I talked to my nurse, who then talked to the doctor, and we're going to see how this next Gemzar treatment affects me. If it seems to be fighting the cancer, the doctor's going to go ahead and let me do a TPV (a total parental nutrition IV drip). I think I will have to sit in the hospital for a day and get a bag of nutrients- so that I don't fade away to nothing, and will also have strength to take on the next treatment. I'll let you know how that goes.
In the meantime, my girlfriend Brenda stopped by this morning and told me the status of my book. Rebecka stopped by yesterday with an update on the status of her various work projects. I've also had a visit from Irene, and I have to make a phone call for another grad student that I wasn't able to get to on Friday.
I think that's about all I have to say. Just waiting to see how the treatments go and not wanting to lose any more weight. I'm going to try to triple the amount of Jamba Juice I take in so that I am drinking 3 a day, plus 2 applesauces, and maybe 2 servings of watermelon. Hopefully I will be able to at least maintain my weight. I really can't stand the smell of anything else, it just makes me sick. That's just the way it is: I don't have an appetite.