Hi everyone! Just wanted to share some good news for a change. I hope it encourages others who may be needing to start on Taxol or Abraxane. I started Abraxane in February after my early January scan showed a lot more liver metastases. I also have lots of bone mets. I had been on Xeloda for 7 months before that.
I just got my CA 15-3 results and after four Abraxane infusions the number dropped from 383 to 134! Liver enzymes and Billirubin are back to normal too. I'm beyond thrilled....who needs hair? Well, hair would be nice but results like this make my "ostrich scalp look" worth it. (I thought I'd end up with a shiny smooth head, nobody told me about the tough white hairs hanging on so long!)
At the same time I started Abraxane I also began Mistletoe injections. This is a common complementary cancer therapy in Germany and I think it is really helping keep my energy and white blood counts up. Here's a link to the National Cancer Institute page about it if you're interested. In the U.S. many naturopathic oncologists offer it.
Praying that we all stay safe and don't go crazy at home.
PS - the photo is me with my new wig "Lucy". We're still working on our relationship...she's hotter than I expected and wants to hold onto me a little too tightly! The painting behind it is called "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing"...I think there's a book by that name too. It was at the wig shop.