Today I have a new side effect from Abraxane, which is the chemo I am presently on, my fingernails are coming off the nail bed. Pretty gross and is sometimes painful. Sadly it is primarily on the right hand so even typing this entry hurts a little. The positive aspect of this new thingy is that it doesn’t always hurt, just comes and goes. Still have nose, eyes, voice problems but they are just nuisance side effects and I’ve discovered ways of making myself more comfortable with those. Basically I’ve done very well on this drug and certainly have been able to continue my everyday activities.
I left for vacation a few days ago figuring that I would just sit back and relax. That was until I got to Key West. The owners of our B&B happen to be retired doctors and in their extensive library was a book called Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention. Being the crazed esearcher that I am,
A great PET scan result showing that the present chemo regimen is working! No better news than that. The good news keeps me Living With Cancer with a positive frame of mind!
My loving son Rick and his beautiful wife Akiyo bought tickets Xmas for me to see LION KING and the experience we shared happened last night. I’ve discovered through my 4-year journey with breast cancer that life really is all about enjoying experiences with those you love. I was in the throws of chemo side
Around Christmas-time my wife Akiyo and I bought my Mother tickets to see the Lion King. Mom blurted out something like, “Great! An event I can look forward to. I guess I have to live at least until July 5th!”. She is not feeling so hot today but here it is, July 5th, and we are all