It's interesting how the physical thing that got me writing on this website hardly comes up. Sure, the word "cancer" is sprinkled here and there, but cancer is mostly a mental journey. Most of these posts are reflections of these physical restrictions that cancer has put on my life. This awful thing really does help you find out so much about yourself and those around you.
I figured I'd give an update about my physical condition.
As of tonight, I am exactly halfway through my planned chemotherapy regimen. For those who don't know, I have six, five day in-hospital infusions with sixteen days of recovery between each round. I have just completed my third round and could not be more excited that I am finally halfway.
Things have been going well. Most people may think that the side effects come during infusion. Interestingly, that is wrong. It's only after the infusion that you feel physically and mentally drained, along with whatever side effects are being dealt your way. Since my first round, the side effects that come have gotten less and less worse. I don't get awful stomach aches, my overall motivation has improved, and chest pain and discomfort is absolutely unheard of. My doctor told me to take these as signs that my body is responding extremely well to this regimen.
In about two weeks, I will get a PET scan which will hopefully reflect how I feel physically. Hopefully, this PET scan will prove what I feel I already know. If all is going well, most of the cancer should be gone, and the scan will reflect that.
I'm scared to death for this test. I want this to work. I want to kick this thing and be done with it. This PET scan will hopefully help me fuel that fire inside of me to bust this out for the second half.