I have to admit. . . although mentally prepared for the pending adverse effects of the chemo, I am begining to feel a little apprehensive or anxious now that we're in the calm-before-the-storm. It won't dissuade me from the treatment, but there are a few residual butterflies. I guess that's understandable, right?
A short video note regarding what this trying experience has taught me that can be summed up with my new aphorism. . . .
"During the good times, everyone can look good. But during the bad (or difficult) times, people reveal thier true character."
I also want to send a big "Hello" to all my PlasmaSi friends. I can't stop being excited about the company prospects. How are things going while I'm away? Thanks to all of you!I also hope today to go out today or tomorrow and have my head shaved again. I gotta admit it's been a great low-maintenence hands-off hair style. I may keep it buzzed short following treatment.
Also. . . I still feel unaffected after taking the 60mg daily prednisone steriod for a week now. Although it's only been a week, I'm going to start reducing the dose to get off it. With steriod therapy it's necessary to reduce the dose gradually otherwise severe hypotension (low blood pressure) could result. So today I reduced it to 40mg and will drop another 20mg tomorrow and then continue to cut it in half each day. Should be off it by middle of the week when I am taking the Melphalan chemo (if that's what we decide together with Dr. Raab at Monday's meeting).
I'm looking forward to begining treatment this coming week. That's when I can better report on the blog regarding the nuts-and-bolts of the actual treatment regimen and it's effects. Funny thing, being a scientist at heart I do derive some level of comfort looking & reporting all about the science of this in a dispasionate manner.
So more to come. Thanks again to everyone!