So today is the Ultimate chemo, as in it's the last! Can't believe it's finally here, back in October, November, December, it seemed so far away.
My college roommate and good friend, Cheryl (some of you may remember her, she was the matron of honor at my wedding), is driving in all the way from PA this morning - and I can honestly say, I'm more excited to spend the morning with her than this being my last - but two good things, I'm doubly blessed.
I met with my Radiology Oncologist or is that Oncology Radiologist last week, and he seems like a really nice, fun guy (Dr. C. - I'm trying to convince him to buy a road bike). I'm using a local Radiology Group (about 9 miles from my house and am hoping that eventually, I'll be able to ride my bike to my sessions). He gave me a tour of the facility (very state of the art, very clean, and they have their own Keurig coffee maker!) and it turns out that another friend from my swim club days will be my nurse - small world. I have my mapping on March 19th (1:30 -- must remember to get that on the calendar), which will take about 40 minutes to an hour but after that, each session lasts no more than 15 minutes from the time I enter the building to the time I leave. It's just every day, starting March 30, for six weeks (excluding weekends - did you know cancer doesn't work on the weekends?).
As I said before, the Taxol side effects weren't as severe (apparently I was lucky in that the loss of feeling/numbness thing at the tips of your extremities can be a real pain, but I didn't really have that - just the muscle pain that lasts three or four days). I've noticed though I have been more tired than usual these past two weeks. Oh well, this too shall pass.
So I guess that's it. Need to get my act in gear, hop into the shower and get dressed.
Have a good one you all!