Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last Treatment

Yesterday I got my last dose of Oxaliplatin and hooked up the pump for the 5-FU infusion. I'll get that removed tomorrow at 11:00am and I will be done with the post-surgery chemo treatments. Yesterday was about the worst I've felt on treatment day. Today is better, though. And tomorrow will be better yet. By the end of next week I'll start to feel a little normal. By Thanksgiving I hope the side effects will be just about gone.

On another note, I've managed to get a handle on my bowel issues. Through a combination of high fiber diet, fiber supplements, and immodium I'm able to maintain an almost normal schedule. Hopefully I won't need the immodium after the chemo effects go away. It's not good to be on a regular schedule of opiates (yes immodium is an opioid).

There will be a "Not Dead Yet" party, looks like somewhere around the 5th or 6th of November. Far enough out from today that I can eat/drink what I want :). If "Not Dead Yet" is too morbid, maybe we can call it a "Survival" party. I don't know. Everybody said I should have a part, so we're having a party.