I finally got the definition of “cycle” right. I am now in the 2nd day of my 16th and last cycle of chemo. Today is Saturday and I just got my pump removed. That’s it, no more chemo for now, and maybe forever.
This coming Monday I get another blood test and a CT scan, then talk with my surgeon, Dr. Rocha and my oncologist, Dr. Picozzi, and we’ll be talking about surgery, which is almost certain to be a Whipple procedure, and if you’ve been keeping up here, you know what that is.
I’ve been drilling in on all the things I should prepare. I’ve gotten the stuff to live on the first floor, for the first couple-few weeks. I’ve been adjusting my diet. Since I’ll probably have to wait after the chemo to let my liver clear out, I’ve got something over a month before it can happen. Plenty of time to prepare.
My friend at the hospital gave Melissa & me a squeeze toy that’s essentially a life-sized model of a pancreas. It’s a lot smaller than I thought it would be.
GAWD a month off!!! What to do, what to do?