Well, there's no way to sugar coat it, these two treatments of Taxotere have been very gruelling, and have left me weak and fragile. Even with the 25% dose reduction on treatment #2, it has been very tough, although I will say that I haven't had to make a trip to emergency, so that is certainly a success of sorts.
Interestingly, my lungs apparently sound very clear, apparently excellent in fact.....and so on the one hand it seems that it might be doing its job. I am very relieved that I will have a CT scan this coming Thursday, so that we will have a clear picture of what is going on, and I can make some decisions about what to do next.
So, I am laying very low..... resting quite a bit and unfortunately not really up to much by way of visitors or outings.... Again, I'm really pleased to be getting scanned this week so we can make a little sense out of it all. I have a few other drug options if I don't want to continue with the Taxotere, and frankly, that might be my choice, I'll just wait and see on the whole thing, until I know how well it is working.
One thing I will say is that I am enjoying watching winter from INSIDE my sunroom..... I honestly do not miss being out and about in -30 degree temperatures!