Well, I am now finished with Taxol! 12 treatments have come and gone and I feel pretty darn good! So now we are rapidly approaching "red devil" day. "Red devil" is another name people call doxorubicin (which is also called Adriamycin). That is the "A" from AC. The "C" is cyclophosphamide. The "A" is actually red, hence the nickname. It is given manually through my port by a nurse over 20 minutes or so. Then they will give me the "C" through a bag like all of the other meds I have had. Before I can receive the AC I need to get Pepsid and Benedryl to make sure I don't have an allergic reaction.
I also just finished my second to last MRI for the ISPY clinical trial. This will tell my docs a lot about the size of the tumor. In measuring, John thinks it is way down. I think he is just trying to cop a feel! In any case, I meet with both my oncologist and surgeon on wednesday to go through my test results and hopefully get a better idea of when my surgery will be.
So, I'm going to be honest here, I am scared of the AC. I was scared about the Taxol too and that went so well, so I have to keep telling myself I will be fine. I keep having this horrible thought that the red stuff is going into my port and I start convulsing with an allergic reaction. You know, something super dramatic like on a TV show. Fingers crossed I will blog about this after and tell you it went well and I am feeling fine.
Lastly, I finished my Aging clinical trial. I had to do a bunch of balance, exercise and cognitive tests. They said I was their star patient and my balance and memory are still better than most :)
Hi! I'm Amy. I was diagnosed at 44 with