Day 27 of 2nd cycle. Almost finished. And it hasnt been too bad really, a few rough days but generally quite tolerable. And this is the week when I will find out if Sutent is working. CT scan tomorrow and results on Thursday. Im starting to get nervous I must admit. The outward signs are good but its the scan results that really matter. This evening I have to drink a litre of 'contrast', nasty vile stomach churning stuff - which seems such a good idea at this stage of the cycle when nausea is as its worst ! I just hope I can keep it down.
And then the all important results. Its no good trying to second guess them, but I do naturally ! My skin lesions are definitely smaller. No pain at all under my armpit since I started this second cycle. But its whats happening inside that matters. And I wont know that till Thursday.
Ive tried to keep myself as busy as I can this week to keep my mind off it. Last Sunday, when the weather was so gorgeous, we took ourselves off to Woolocombe for the day. Its a long drive but we got up early, with the kids moaning, and were down there before 10am. And it was worth it. We spent the day on the beach just sun bathing and paddling - doing the things we used to when the kids were little and we had so many happy holidays down there. An early dinner and we were back home by 10pm - all a bit sun burnt and very tired but it was SO worth it.
Ive done a bit of shopping for my cruise ofcourse - well, I needed some new dresses for the Captains table didnt I? And shoes......and bikinis.....and a new BIG suitcase to take it all in !
I think Im just about ready now and starting to get excited - but it wont be until after Thursday that I shall get REALLY excited......