Sunday, February 14, 2010



It's that time of the month- again! I just swallowed 0.25mg of Lorazepam, one tablet of Kytril and 2mg of Decadron (steroids). The Lorazepam is already making me sleepy. Now I am staring at the 1.270mg of R7112 that I have to swallow. I usually swallow all the pills at the same time (one of 250 mg, two of 10mg and two of 500mg). Yes, all of them at once so I don't change my mind.

I am glad that I was allowed to stay on the study. It is still the best drug I can be on. The fact that some tumors shrank is fantastic. I was a bit disappointed with the scan results on Friday because I dared to dream that there would be no growth at all...

Anyway today is an auspicious day to start attacking the monster again. It is the first day of the Year of the Tiger. According to the Chinese it is a sign of bravery.

I wish you all a Happy Lunar Year 恭喜發財 新年快樂 Kung Hei Fat Choi

... and muito Samba and lots of dopamine, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine since it is also Carnaval and Valentine's day.

OK I better stop procrastinating and swallow my chemo pills.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and brave you are my friend!
Love Zaza

CLARINHA said...

Uma verdadeira guerreira...
O ano do Tigre será positivo, vais ver..
Beijinhos

Erin said...

Chug, chug-a-lug! Go get'em, Tiger! Hey, Elsa, qual e' a possibilidade de vc estar em New York mais ou menos no comec,o de marc,o? Adivina quem vai passar um fim de semana lá...

Flashflache said...

Happy New year,Elsa! May all be better for you... Big hug!

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tapioca said...

num ano do Tigre que começa no dia dos namorados e em pleno Carnaval o que é que pode dar errado?
NADA. Tudo vai dar CERTO.
Beijinhos

mor said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi, San Tai Kin Hong!
Muita saude e pensamento positivo pois e ano do tigre e tudo vai correr bem!

Kathy said...

Hi Elsa,
You're doing great! Maybe those tumors look bigger because they are DYING! Sometimes, that happens. You get a little swell before they die die die.
Keep at it, sweetie.
Kathy

Got Hope? I Do! said...

Hope all is going well Elsa. Positive vibes your way, I really hope these pills take it easy on you this time.