Okay, radiation was not so bad this time, just a big drag having to get zapped everyday. But all told, I did very well… minimal side effects (really just tired and hair loss). I did so well that they gave me 2 extra doses (which ended Tuesday). Typically, the effects of radiation take effect AFTER… so I was bracing for the grogginess, tiredness and apathy… but so far all I am is just a little tired.
So next step is repeat a brain MRI on May 11, see the onc neuro specialist on May 18 for discussion of placement of a brain reservoir (which will be an overnight procedure). Then, the starting of weekly Herceptin brain infusions (along with what I’m already getting every 3 weeks- systemic herceptin and zometa. They say this does not hurt and had no side effects, so I’m excited to get started! Since the by mouth pills (Xeloda and Tykerb didn't really work beyond giving me bad diarrhea, they stopped that and I’ll go back on IV Perjeta with the Herceptin).
So, I have a plan, feel pretty good am just going to keep swimming. This is my favorite time of year… going into summer so I’m excited for a great summer!!!!
We had a great time in Florida… can’t wait to go back next year! Here is my favorite pic of Tommy and Abbie playing way out a the sun is shining through the clouds.
“Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you area, will lead you safely through all things.
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow.
The same everlasting Father who cared for you today will take care of you then and every day. “
Thank you, as always, for being interested, for your love, support and prayers. You are my rock and I am internally grateful~ Kellie