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In support of Jeanette Carroll- English - update
I haven’t provided an update in quite a while so I thought I would keep you all updated as to my progress. First I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me and asked how I’m doing. I’m very appreciative of everyone's thoughts and prayers as I go through this.
Two weeks ago my oncologist gave me some bad news I didn’t want to hear. He said the chemo I was on (the third different drug) wasn’t working. Basically my tumor grew while I was on chemo and spread to other organs and it is growing faster than even the harshest of drugs can tackle (and trust me I’ve been on them! )
So we are on alternative treatments. I’m doing Infusion Therapy and my first infusion was last Monday. (The positives are my hair will grow back and I no longer have to do the ‘chemo-to-go’ which is a 3 day chemo treatment that you do at home and wear a fanny pack. It was inconvenient and just overall awful. And infusions are every 3 weeks vs every 2 weeks with chemo and infusions are only 60-90 mins vs 3-4 hours. And so far I can eat whatever I want - no more food tasting like metal or salt! AND! I can drink wine again! ). Bad news is there's only a 33% success rate on this drug for stage 4 colon cancer patients. (And I plan on being part of that 33%. )
The Infusion Therapy so far is going well - no serious side effects (outside the fact that I had a fever and chills on one of the drugs during infusion - to the point that they were discussing taking me to the ER - they slowed down the rate of the infusion and gave me a heating pad and heated blanket and I immediately felt better.)
I’m still working my way through lymphedema treatment (tumor spread to the lymph nodes and the tumor is blocking blood flow to my right leg so it swells and is not comfortable) and we are still working on my heart issues due to when I had Covid back in November. I am still getting winded and very easily these days so trying not to tackle too much. (At least that’s my excuse for not shoveling snow. LOL! ⛄)
In a nutshell that’s about it. I appreciate everyone’s kind words of encouragement. Things have not been easy on me and I know that I have a very long road ahead of me. In the long run I will beat this thing. Big Bertha is going down.
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