First of all, I had a wonderful Christmas and “time off.” Lots of family and friend visits. Still have the Christmas decorations up and think I will keep them up a little longer this year.
I saw my oncologist on New Year’s Eve. Discussed the “tooth issue” and he suggested it be pulled before I started chemo again. Was lucky – I called the oral surgeon to see if I could have an earlier appointment and he was able to get me in for the consultation earlier – he’d had a cancellation – and was then able to get me in on an emergency basis this past Monday. This will give me a bit over a week to heal before chemo starts again on January 14th. Was really uncomfortable when the tooth was pulled – I’ve had just novocaine before – but this time it felt as if my jaw would crack. One hydrocodone upon return home and one before bedtime resulted in a lot of sleep and I woke up with neither swelling nor bruising and no pain whatsoever – not even a Tylenol’s worth! Had my first “non soup” meal today and it was wonderful!
Other than that, I really have nothing to update except that I am a little nervous about side effects from the heavier dose of chemotherapy. I am reassuring myself that I can certainly manage since it is only two sessions. There will be a three week break between infusions and then another PET scan. We shall see.
Meanwhile – Happy New Year!