So…after completing 6 months of chemo and getting a good cat scan…I started the next phase of my treatment…I guess it’s a form of immunotherapy. I have to take two pills in the morning at 8 o’clock and two more in the evening at 8 o’clock. These pills are called PARP INHIBITORS. Yikes! I have been calling them PERP INHIBITORS. The pills actually change the DNA in bad cells to make them good cells. It’s another line of defense against this sort of chronic cancer that I have not been blessed with. So…these pills don’t come from a regular pharmacy and they come with a list of side effects. I am sitting still right now after taking them praying that I don’t get dizzy, nauseous, fatigued, not hungry or any of the other nightmarish things that can happen when taking them. My incredibly wonderful oncologist has had great success with these. I want to be one of his successes. Oh…and of course I am craving grapefruit juice and Seville oranges…which you can’t have. I don’t even know what a Seville orange is. Den refused to play golf today so that he can stay at home and watch me. Sigh! So far I feel fine but I am kind of afraid to move!
I can’t put this book down…every chapter is quite a surprise. An overbearing mother insists her daughter is ill even though no doctor or test says that she is. It’s getting a touch bizarre now but still good. I am kind of racing to the end of it.
Next up…this…which I have already started and love…
So…we are laying low this weekend…it’s been a busy week! We have four dormers in our house which are being redone…they are at the dormer over our bedroom today…the girls favorite room…Lucy sleeps through everything…Roxie is on the alert. The noise is amazing…it sounds as though our house is being torn apart…and it kind of is! My reading chair and their fave sleeping nest is right under the dormer! Roxie is afraid of loud noises.
Not sure what we will be eating this weekend…perhaps these? White Beans On Toast is from Smitten Kitchen, Chicken and salad is from Barefoot Contessa. Carrot cupcakes and Sheetpan chicken are from The Kitchn. Turkey meatloaf is from skinnytaste and the Veggie Sandwich is from Cup Of Jo.
Happy Weekend! I will be back on Monday!