Topic: New chemo
After only 2 rounds of Gem/Cis I had to stop because my CA-19 was way too hight and my platelet counts were not good. It has been a month and finally had my MRI on Tuesday & saw my oncologist yesterday. The MRI showed the tumor had slightly increase and there are a few new lesions. Needless to say I was pretty bummed. My platelets are back to normal. My blood pressure was way too high too. All in all I am pretty stressed. I will be starting Xeloda & Oxaliplatin and reading about the side effects has freaked me out. I am also going to have another biopsy next week to see if I have the mutation for a clinical trial. I have been feeling great physically! No symptoms of the CC to speak of. My main thing now is the anxiety I have. I have lots of faith and actually wrote a poem Monday that was full of hope & peace and then get this news and it seems to have put me over the top! I need my peace & hope back so will spend quiet time in prayer today & give this burden to God for He is the One who will get me through this journey. I just needed to post this to you all so I could get your wonderful words of support!