This past weekend was absolutely beautiful, the weather is getting warmer, and summer will soon be here! Spent Saturday with my sister and family grilling and lounging in the pool. She was feeling energetic enough to make her macaroni salad.
As you know my sister has been going back and forth about this last course of chemo, should she go every week for 12 weeks or every other week for 4 treatments? On one hand every week for 12 weeks means smaller doses and no Neulasta, but it’s 12 weeks. Or 4 treatments and she is done, but then she gets the Neulasta injection. She has prayed about which direction to take and finally decided with some hesitation that she would rather have 4 treatments and be done.
On Friday my sister received a call from her oncologist, he had been reviewing her case and he wants to add Carboplatin in addition to the Taxol. He said the Carboplatin has proven to have better outcomes, but because it is more effective it needs to be given in smaller doses, so he wants her to come weekly for 12 weeks. My sister said she trusts her oncologist and feels like God answered her prayers in another way.
Side effects for the new drug are pretty much the same as all the others, our prayer is that since she is getting a smaller dose every week she will have energy and not be wiped out.
Thank you in advance to Nancy Ramirez, Ofelia Bowers, Joanna Ramirez and Rebecca Ramirez for providing meals this week, love you all.
Please pray for healing, rest and energy!!