Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chemo #5

Ok, it's official.  Jimmie is ready for chemo to be over and done.  I cannot blame him.  In the past month he has spent 11 hours hooked up to an IV pump.  And even though the side effects are minimal in comparison to the harsher chemos, they are still a nuisance and often painful. 

The oncologist told us he plans to take a new scan by the end of January to see where we are, and that was welcome news.  Then he told us not to get our hopes up, that a good report will simply be that the remaining cancer has not grown any.  Too late!  We have been counting on the cancer doing the shrinking act he mentioned before surgery.  NOW he tells us that this chemo gets very slow results, if it shrinks it at all.  Lovely.

- Linda

1 comment:

Alan said...

Hang in there. God will provide.

- Alan