I have been somewhat absent from this site for the past week as frankly I have been feeling dreadful. I had my 'biggie chemo' Wed of last week and started going downhill Fri afternoon. No chemo has ever confined me to bed but the Cisplatin/Gemcitibane really is a killer.
I had my scan last week and the result was total standstill, which to me I am happy with, I just don't want the tumours to grow. However the cancer marker has gone up 100 to 370. My Onc. looked at my scan and looked at me and declared the scans looked healthier than I did.
It turned out my bloods were shot to pieces and I was severely anaemic, hence the reason I was feeling so bad. The weight is down to almost skeletal levels for my height, so I was given a blood transfusion and injections I have to self administer for the pain in the lower pelvic area and also they should improve my appetite - yes cortisone, I didn't want them but only for 5 days.
My treatment has also changed. I am now back on Avastin but this time with Xeloda. I notice this is for breast and colon cancer, so I wonder if he has a suspicion that some cancer cells may be starting to settle in the colon area as I am having so many tummy problems. I remain on my morphine patches until I feel things may be settling down.
So fingers crossed and onwards and upwards and I hope Avastin comes through for me again.
I am however struggling with the Insurance Company to get the port fitted, I have to have one. Yesterday was so bad with the blood transfusion and I still have a bruise along the vein and where the catheter went in from the previous week.
Love Anna xx