Saturday, August 13, 2011

FU Cancer, Redux

I've beaten cancer TWICE.  How many people get to say that?  Well I hope that's the last time I have to mention anything about fighting cancer.

Treatment ended about 10 or 11 days ago, 8/3 to be exact.  After 5 weeks of treatment (two weeks were partial 3 day treatment weeks) it was finally over.  On Wednesday, 8/3, I took a nausea pill in the morning before my treatment and never took another.  I still felt nauseaus, but I was sick of taking pills and the worst of it subsided by the weekend.

I'm almost 100% again.  Still have a slight metallic taste in my mouth, still a little more tired than usual, and some of the things I've always loved to eat and drink (coffee!) I still don't have a big taste for.  But it's all coming back.

The weekend following my last treatment my dad & his wife came up to visit.  It was a very gluttonous weekend including homemade biscuits, homemade cinnamon buns, lots of meals out with desserts...  So all of this past week we were making up for it.  5 mile runs everyday but Monday & Friday (2 mile runs those day), pilates after the runs, granola for breakfast, and salads for dinner (no meat, no booze).  By the end of the week I felt cleaned out, slimmed down, and a lot  more like my old self.

Next cancer screening isn't until November 3rd.  That day will not be fun b/c I'll be so nervous about the results, but at least there won't be any waiting.  I get the CT scan run, then about an hour later meet with the doctor to go over the results.  Assuming there is no new cancer (FU, Cancer) then it will be another three months before the next scan.

I probably won't have any updates until November 3rd.  I hope I never have to update again.