Monday, June 18, 2007

Catch Up

Well, it's been a while since I updated things here, hasn't it? Sorry about that. There's no particular reason - I've just been dropping the ball on some things lately. I'll try to catch up now . . .

Today is the official start of the second round of Dave's chemo. He went for lab work today, which is (partly) how the doctors will evaluate the first round of this course of treatment. We talk to the oncologist tomorrow, then the drugs start on Wednesday.

He's in a very upbeat mood, and so far, the side effects haven't been too bad. (He's had three weeks to recover from the first round.) The fatigue persists; his skin is clearing up; his lymph nodes are quite swollen, and are causing some discomfort.

We're both a little nervous about the upcoming week. Not so much about the chemo itself, but more about the lab results and doctor's evaluation.

(photo is "Harrison Webster running to catch up" by Jason Molenda)

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