Last chemotherapy treatment is pretty much like the other Taxol treatments. Not much new happening, that is a good thing! I just feel so weak that getting my strength back is a big concern. I have started Yoga at home to stretch out the sore muscles and maybe help build some strength back. I have signed up for a program designed for cancer patients to help them build muscle mass and strength back. That does not start until January and I need to get some strength back before heading back to work.
Recently met with the Radiation Oncologist to set up the plan. I will have my fitting on Nov 5 and treatment starts on Nov 11. I will have a total of 30 shots of radiation that will last six weeks. I do not look forward to the sunburn. My sentinel node was fully infused with the cancer and there is suggestion that it was traveling in my lymphatic channel to the other nodes. I decided to treat the lymph node area, which will increase my risk for Lymphedema. I do not want to wear one of those compression sleeves. My risk is small and I have not had any symptoms so I hope to be in the clear.
I have been so tired of being in the house that I just had to get out, just for one night. I had yet to visit Yosemite National Park so check lodging and there was a room available. One night, I could handle one night and a half day in the car. The ride was easy but the rainy season has started early here in CA. We had rain coming into the park but still incredible views and color changes in the leaves(still nothing like the east coast). The hardest part was the sleepless night in a strange place. Still cannot sleep through the night but being in a less then comfortable bed made it difficult. I was exhausted the next day and was ready to get home to my pillow top bed.
Only one chemo treatment left!!!!!
Take care and I will post when the last treatment is done.