Monday, January 12, 2009
It Seems to be Working!
Super tired so this will be short, but have to post the good news. Today was Day 8 of Cycle 2, meaning I got Gemzar and Taxotere today, and I was pretty tired going into it, so you can imagine how badly I'm dragging at this point. There was extremely good news, though. I dropped by to have my gyn/onc take a look at the previously infected port catheter and was told to go ahead and use itit's all better, and she also told me (she actually jumped up and down at this!) that my prolactin levels are now normal! Before my surgery the had been the highest levels my OB/GYN had ever seen, even on pregnant women, and it was later determined that my tumor was actually producing prolactin and making me lactate. Well, the levels are normal, dowm by more than 2/3 since Dec 5th, so somewhere between hormone therapy and chemo my tumor is reacting the way we want it to! You can imagine how exciting that was to hear, especially with her happy reaction. It really made going into chemo today a positive experience where I was able to visualize it doing the job and getting all those malformed, bad little cancer cells. Every day I get better and better!