I went to group on Friday and I told them how upset I was over my tumor marker numbers. They all asked me how long it had been since I started the new chemo and when they took the numbers. I told them I had only one treatment when they took the numbers. And they all agreed that I should not ever look at the first set of numbers after you start a new chemo. They said that those numbers don’t reflect the new chemo, they reflect the old chemo. They suggested that I tell my doctors and nurses to not draw blood after the first dose of a new chemo, so we can give the drug a fair amount of time to work, and I won’t drive myself crazy!
This advice came from women who have been dealing with this much longer than me, so it made me feel much better. I know it will be hard to do, but I have to remind myself that it is the right thing to do for me and all of my family and friends.
Feeling kind of crappy today…right after I ate breakfast I felt totally nauseated. I laid on the couch for an hour, then moved into bed around noon. Finally around 2:30 or so I took something for nausea, and it feels like it’s helping a bit!!!