Yesterday I got the unsettling news that my surgery was going to be postponed for an additional 2 weeks, which felt like a postponement of convenience vs the best plan for my treatment. I panicked about running through my chemos too fast, not having enough for post surgery. I still don't understand how the maximum number of treatments is arrived at, and if I sound like I am babbling, it is because I am confused.
Anyhow... This morning we were wakened at 7:30 with the good news that someone had cancelled their surgery, and that my operation would go forward as previously thought, on July 8th. This is a wonderful way to start the day, and all the questions of yesterday have just become moot.
This 5th round of chemo, begun last Friday, is going well. I have been less uncomfortable and more focused and energetic for days 4 and 5, that are typically my bad days. Wednesday, day 6 is not great, but I am pretty sure that by tomorrow I'll be back up and running once again. I don't know if an easy chemo means that the chemicals are not working, or if the cancer is on the run???? Or is the iron that I am taking in preparation for surgery giving me more energy? Maybe it doesn't matter - my oncologist says feeling good means doing well, period!