On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Dr visit + chemo this week January 24, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 10:48 am

It’s been another busy week, so I didn’t get a chance to post.  I often write my “day of chemo” posts on my phone in the chemo room.  Typing with my thumbs is slow going and there are a lot of distractions.  So I just didn’t get it together this week.


We had a big snowstorm Tuesday afternoon/evening, but I did get to chemo on Wednesday.  I talked with Dr. T about the timing of scans and the genetic test results.  We decided to postpone the scans until after the test results.  She said that if the genetic tests indicated I was eligible for a clinical trial, the trial docs would want a scan just before enrolling me, so it makes more sense to see what the genetic tests say first.  I’m pretty sure the testing company got my liver tumor sample about two and half weeks ago, so we could hear any day now.


My friend Cheryl took me to the appointment (big thanks to her, her mom too for watching her kids) and we were in and out fast since few other patients decided to brave the storm.  My counts were good.  Next week I’ll have another tumor marker done.




4 Responses to “Dr visit + chemo this week”

  1. Kathy Clarke Says:

    Thanks for the update and keep up the good work!

  2. So glad to hear from you again. Hope that genetic testing will open up new treatment options.

  3. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Good Luck!

  4. Margie Says:

    I’m glad you posted something. I was starting to worry when I didn’t see anything – I thought you might have gotten bad news from the doctor.

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