Good Morning everyone - Two weeks post treatment. I was reminded today that it is two weeks, not three when I was lamenting as to why I did not have my energy level back. That shocked me. Has it only been two weeks? The days blend together and each day, while I realize now since I have ended treatment, has gotten slowly better and better, in my mind I should be full of vim and vigor and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. But when I will my body to do something, it just simply says "no way" and I'm forced to listen.
I had my two week oncology visit today. They did an EKG as my heartbeat was 130. Has been high for a few months. They think it is fluid loss and also rad and chemo and being run down. Its getting better as I can now take a shower without laying down for 15 minutes afterwards feeling like I did an aerobic exercise. They took blood but do not know what the levels are. I should know in a couple weeks when I see my radiologist for a followup. We set up the telltale scan meetings. Early November I'm having my MRI and PET scan that will see if Harvey is gone. Then a follow up with my oncologist and the colo-rectal surgeon who will go over the scans and do a physical as they want to be sure he is or is not gone before proceeding to the next step. My hope is that I come up NED...what a neat Thanksgiving and Christmas Gift that would be! So keep praying that Harvey is toast. I appreciate and am thankful each and every one of you is there. Be well always, Marilyne