I had my fourth chemo today. It feels like it will eventually end and I will move on to another phase of this bizarre journey. Dr. Raish thinks everything is going along very smoothly.
In the next month I will have another echocardiogram (apparently I need these after every four doses of Herceptin, of which there are 13 more). I will see a geneticist, I will have scans and see the surgeon, Dr. Garreau. I will see the plastic surgeon. I will have a shot of Neulasta tomorrow to grow white blood cells, I will have blood work and another chemo.
Tragic news. I am done with four seasons of Mad Men. I think season 5 is in progress so it will be a while before I get back to it. Tragic, tragic, tragic. I got disc 1 of Homeland at the video store today. Unfortunately it is not on Netflix on demand so I will have to be more organized to watch it. I went there to get Season 2 of Downton Abbey (also not on demand). It is, however, in demand with the locals so it wasn't there. If any of you loyal readers know of a great show that is on demand Netflix that is a much easier way for me to watch stuff. However, I am happy also to support my local, independent video store so this is not a bad thing I guess.
As shitty as my situation is, I am realizing there are people in much, much shittier situations. So, I am trying not to whine a lot. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes not. It is easier to whine in the privacy of my house, so Jon might have a different experience of my attitude. Still, as far as getting cancer if a person got their pick of them this is a pretty straightforward one to deal with, and for that I am grateful.