We are heading into my last cycle of treatments. I found out today that I am now done with the weekly shots, so my last cycle will consist just of the full week of chemotherapy, then two weeks of “waiting period”. I will then have another PET/CT test to see how much of the cancer is left. We should know by the first week of November where we stand, and whether there will be a need for radiation treatments or not.
Regarding the blood clot; my pills haven’t kicked in yet, so I remain on the daily blood thinner shots through at least next Monday – which makes almost two weeks total. We have increased my dosage of the blood thinner pills, so the hope is that by Monday we will determine that I no longer need the shots. I hope this is the case, as I really don’t like those shots. They have to inject them into my stomach, and it stings for about 5 minutes afterwards.
All in all, this has gone relatively well. I expect next week to be the toughest yet, and the following week will probably be not much better as I try to recover from the chemotherapy treatments, but then it should be all downhill from there.
Indeed, I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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