I had a great meeting with my radiation oncologist yesterday. He came in with a big smile and said that he had some good news. The MRI showed no cancer and the tumour growth has shrunk and seems to be harmless. At this point he was comfortable to say that I had a 'complete response' and that they cannot find any more cancer. I hugged him twice and went home smiling.
This week was strange. I spent most of my time floating between work and bed. I wasn't really that sick but I was not able to be up without feeling a little tired and nauseous. I quite hate that feeling as I feel like a useless log that lies in bed all day. Hopefully I'll be a bit more productive this weekend.
I am still planning to go to Germany on Tuesday but I am terrified of the trip as well. This will be the first time that I am leaving my 'nest' and that I will travel without Angela for such along period of time. I am also worried that I will wreck everyone's Christmas by being the slightly depressed and sad person that I have become. I guess I'll just have to close my eyes and go for it.
I am scheduled for another MRI this Sunday morning as part of the follow up routine. They want to make sure that my bump is not growing. I am a little bit nervous about it but not too much. hopefully it will come back clean. Let's all think scar tissue again.
The chemo went well overall. I did get a bit sick yesterday (day 3) and today. I pretty much slept non-stop since 1:00 pm yesterday till tonight. It feels like I am not sick enough to be in bed but not well enough to get up. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and be able to get to work for a bit. Things could definitely be worse and I am grateful for that. Let's hope it stays that way.
Today at 1:00 PM I was back in the chemo chair. It was strange to go back to the same rooms that I was in a few months ago. Truthfully I was quite anxious and nervous. After 3 hours I was done and will have to go back tomorrow and Sunday for a short session. After that I have one month before my next cycle. I am hoping that the side effects will be as tolerable as they were in Spring. Hopefully I will be well enough to go to Germany on the 15th of December.