Sorry to not post yesterday. I thought I’d be able to, but I slept instead…A LOT!
Round 1 went pretty well. I was pretty nervous, but it wasn’t bad.
We had a long visit with the pharmacist there about the drugs I would be taking, what they did and what to expect from them. It was nice to hear such good information.
Jenny had another surgery today.
This time, she was awake the entire time, so I considered letting her live blog the entire procedure. But they said the anesthesia they were going to give her would make her very tired, so we took her cell phone away. Plus, I wanted her to save her energy so she could finish the laundry tonight.
I met with Dr. Razaq this morning.
Oddly, using a measurement tool that she says is very common in the industry, my odds of recurrence and measurement of mortality are identical whether I do a full eight treatments (four Adriamycin/Cytoxan and four Taxol) or if I just do four rounds of Cytoxan and Taxol together. The former is a 4-month plan; the latter is a 3-month plan.
It is very odd.
Well folks, things have happened since I last posted.
First, I’m once again reminded that we are surrounded by some pretty amazing people who have all helped us reach the right people at the OU Stephenson Cancer Center. I’m sure the administration is tired of hearing about my situation at this point – so thanks, friends! You guys are the best.
Words can’t accurately describe how I feel. I’m mad, sad, disappointed…you name it.
I’ve waited very patiently for the last two weeks to hear about my OncoType DX test results. Scratch that. I’ve waited patiently since January 24 for them.
This is a long post so for those of you who know it or don’t want to read that much, just skip down to March 12. That said, I feel like it is important to document this to show just how broken the system is.
Wednesday will be exactly 14 days from when they told me the tumor would arrive at the testing facility. The test is supposed to take 7-14 days.
I’ve heard nothing.
I’m taking this time to really enjoy the normalcy of our lives. I’m trying my best to get caught up at work…and hopefully ahead before I start chemo.