Here's a brief recap of the past week and what's coming up.
Got a transfusion yesterday & feeling like a champ.
|This is what "feeling like a champ" looks like.|
After much consideration, conversation and prayer, we have come to the conclusion that it's time for chemo. I felt pretty scared (mostly that I would lose my hair*, come on, I'm a girl!) but have hope and courage at the moment and am ready to do what is necessary! We are grateful for the collaboration between Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Angove, who are tailoring the dosage and frequency of my upcoming chemotherapy treatment. It sounds like possibly next week, I will begin taking Velcade (chemo), a steroid and continuing to pump in the high dose vitamins to pump up my immune system. The goal is for the chemo to get the M-Spike (bad) down while the steroid helps tame the side effects and the naturopathic dendritic cell vaccine will attach itself to the cancer and eat it. Also, the naturopath will be walking with us every step of the way to make sure that I'm getting proper nutrition and as healthy as possible.
Thanks again for your prayers and support along the way!
*The type of chemo most likely will not cause my hair to fall out! Yep, I cried with relief.