TODAY IS TRISH'S LAST CHEMO TREATMENT!
its friday, and we arrived back at chemoville around 9:45am for trish's second (AND LAST) dose of 5-FU this week.
im not gonna be able to call this place chemoville anymore, as TODAY IS THE LAST OF THE CHEMO... i guess ill have to call the place "monoclonal-antibodyville"
we are in suite B2 today with nurse margaret.
trish is currently taking a little nap while she gets her hydration IV. i dont think she needs the hydration, but might as well be safer than sorrier, as we are here anyhow for HER LAST DOSE OF CHEMO (in case i hadn't mentioned that)
we still need to come back to the cancer center to hang out with our favorite nurses, and to get trish's IV's of herceptin (an antibody, not chemo), over the next two tuesdays, and then continuing every 3 weeks for the next year...
but as for any and all of the actual "chemotherapy" drugs she has received in the last 164 days (since april 22, 2008)
- the adriamycin
- the cytoxan
- the 5-FU
- the taxol
- the epirubicin
she will be done with all of it in a couple hours :)
trish has felt really good this week... much better than round uno y dos..
we are hoping this continues, but we know it takes 7-10 days for the tuesday's "big dose" of chemo to really start kicking her ass..
on wednseday trish put up all the halloween decorations in the morning, and monica's mom, melissa, stopped by to visit deliver a beautiful blanket made by one of her coworkers.
yesterday, she went shopping at whole foods with her dad in the morning, and to healing touch with her mom in the evening. her stamina has been pretty decent, nausea has been under control (she took the last of the 3 emend pills). she has had a good appetite and continues to be relatively regular..
so far, so good..
at 10:20am, the hydration IV began
at 11:50am, nurse margaret began the manual push of the 5-FU
five minutes later, on October 3, 2008 at 11:55am, trish completed her chemotherapy.
so how bout a big FU to the 5-FU and its friends
today is a big day, a huge milestone... today is a milkshake day...
still plenty ahead of us, but its really nice to utter the words
CHEMO IS OVER.
trish getting her final push of 5-FU, while cuddled up with her new prayer blanket handmade by Pam of the Valley Church of Cupertino