I haven't written for a while. Since I wrote last, I went to the Emergency room twice, received another round of Immunotherapy and 1 round of brain Radio Therapy. Since the 1st infusion of Immunotherapy, I had a lot of problems with shortness of breath, constant coughing and pain where the tumour was. Since it was and is such a new drug, the doctors couldn't tell me why my pain is happening and how to manage my pain. I had to do a lot of self-investigation and exploration, etc. I am still in some pain, but nothing like 3 days ago. So I'm hoping that I am finally getting all the serious symptoms more under control than before.
I had a consultation with my prime oncologist a few days ago. I was asking her about life expectancies, et. It was very sobering that she told me that if I had not checked myself into ER on March 13, and started chemo therapy right away on March 27, I would have passed away by now. I appreciated her honesty. Sometimes one doesn't notice how fragile life can be.
Since I'm looking at 1 family gathering milestone at a time as one of the milestones for my cancer journey, the next one coming up is my wedding anniversary this Summer. I hope I will be healthy enough to go out for a fancy nighttime meal with my husband to celebrate.
I'll keep working hard on my Cancer journey!