March 24, 2013

Brain mets are stable

I have n=been deficient in blogging for the past few days.

First of all, my brain mets appear stable. This is the good news from last Monday's scan. Dr G plans to try one more round of Xeloda, although he did agree to reduce the dose by 1/6 (from six pills to five) and will give me an extra week off treatment in April. I may need it, since the leftover fatigue from the last round is still wearing me out.

I continue to have very little appetite in the evenings, and have lost about five pounds (from 120 to 115). Breakfast usually goes well, and lunch too, but somehow I never seem to be hungry until after 8:00 PM.

I am spending today doing some Passover cooking. I just made the chopped liver to my Dad's recipe and after I clean up, will start eggplant caponata, matza farfel "granola" for Rik, and chocolate-almond cupcakes for seder dessert. Tomorrow I will make the roast turkey, chicken soup and knaydlach (matza balls). Everyone else is bringing something.

My plan for Monday is to be done cooking early and have time for a nap. Then I will relax, enjoy seder and let everyone else do the serving and cleaning up. Am I smart or what?

5 comments:

  1. Hurray for stability. Sad about the price you need to pay to remain there. Hope the decrease in dosage helps and you can hopefully get the break you want.

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  2. One of the smartest!!!!!

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  3. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Dear Jill,
    So glad you're hanging in there.
    Have a happy and blessed Pesach!
    All best wishes for strength and joy to you and Rik, and also "da boy,"
    Sandra L

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  4. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Best wishes to you for a chag pesach sameach v'kasher!

    I would like to communicate with you not in the comments box... I have stage 4 bc too, dx 2 yrs ago, and I also knew Charisse, z"l, a beautiful neshama.

    send me an email if you are so inclined, no rush, after the seders, when you have time...

    Will this tell you my email address?

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  5. I just love your joy for life.....you inspire me.....I check you blog almost daily because you just live life to the fullest.....you are a true inspiration!
    Be blessed and be well....

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