Three weeks between updates seems a little much. However, there is not much new to say–things are going along pretty well, with no spice-rack installation under the bathroom sink as yet. I am in the second week of round 7 of chemo. The afternoon of chemo and the day after, I am tired and feel quite run-down, and I have some gut cramping and indigestion on and off during the 3-week cycle, but it is overall quite tolerable on the lowered dose. I have more hair than before but I can’t tell whether it is just longer, or a greater number of hairs. Maybe 10% of my hairs could survive the starting dose of eribulin, and a 15% can survive the reduced dose? Who knows. Eric says the spots that were bald after brain radiation are coming in darker (my original color) though the rest is much more gray than before.
In any case, it’s gotten mostly too hot to wear anything on my head, so I mostly don’t. When we go out in public, I call it “making the world safe for chemotherapy victims.”
I started getting IV vitamin C every week or so a couple weeks ago. I’m also having acupuncture every week. Honestly I am not seeing dramatic results from either one, but will stick with them for a while.
The summer semester started last week and so I am turning my attention to working on my independent-study project (actually doing the data analysis I planned and researched in my previous two Critical Inquiry classes on research). There are nine new lambs on the land and they are often viewable right out my bedroom window (or back door) because they are pastured just west of our house. Everything is spring green. (except the lambs)