The month of January, 2020 has been a lot better than January, 2019! Last year at this time, I was getting over bronchitis and getting ready to have the port put in.
This January, I am winding down all treatment. This past Thursday, I had the next-to-last chemo infusion and the Survivorship Meeting with the Nurse Practitioner. She gave me a printout of the summary of my treatment—which will be good to give my new physicians when I move to Seattle at the end of April.
The last infusion will be on Thursday, February, 13, 2020. At that time, an order will be sent to the surgeon to have the port removed. It will depend on the surgeon’s schedule of course, but I expect that will happen within a month of the last infusion.
As I have said earlier, the side effects that I have had are fatigue and neuropathy. Those will continue—at least for a period of time. As the Nurse Practitioner said, everyone is different—-so it’s impossible to predict with any certainty. It is possible/probable that I will feel these effects, to some degree, for the rest of my life.
The clearing out of the house continues. I have been making many trips to the Haven Hospice Thrift Store to make donations.
I retired from my “retirement job” at the end of December.
So—now I am looking forward to company from “Up North.” It will be great to see folks!!
I will write again once the port has been removed.
I hope everyone reading this has a good day and I will, too.