Starting next week I will begin a new chemo regimen. I will be getting topotecan and ifosfimide. They are both drugs that I haven't had before. I'm a little nervous just because I'm not sure what to expect as far as side effects go. But Dr G is optimistic about this combo. I will have chemo 3 days in a row every 3 weeks. Prayers are still going up that I can kick the cancer's booty and I have no doubt that I will.
One change I have made to hopefully help reach that goal, is a big change in my diet (well it was a big change) 2 weeks ago, I decided to become a vegetarian. I was doing really well too ( a few bites of chicken at a wedding...I RSVP'd before changing my diet, and a hot dog at a baseball game...how do you resist that?). Joe & the kids (well the kids had no choice) decided to make the change with me. After talking with Dr G (who is apparently very anti-vegetarian)a new decision was made based on me & my actual nutritional needs. I am going to eat meat occasionally (maybe 1 or 2 times a week), but will continue making the switch to all whole foods. If you want to follow my journey as far as food goes you can read about it at my other "old" blog, Spoons, Spades & Stitches.
I am really hoping that this new chemo will help me kick the back pain quickly and get me off the pain meds (no driving privileges again) so I can get back to normal.
Julianna and I at the CP picnic and baseball game.