Saturday, June 11, 2011
Had our meeting with Dr Phan yesterday. He was a little disappointed about the kidneys. Who isn't? So we're getting more aggressive with my treatment, starting with Cycle 3 this week. We adding Doxil. The side effects are more of the stereotypical impacts. Hair loss, nausea, etc. That sucks, but we do need to be aggressive. The goal is to get me to the point where I can do the stem cell process. The long term prognosis is much higher with that process. Goodbye hair, hello vomit. The doctor also told me to keep exercising and keep doing stuff. He said I need to fight off depression. I know, I know. This was a bit of a tough week, so I've heard that a lot this week. Just too pup for a walk and I will work out today. We'll get there.
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