Surgery - Done
6 rounds of chemo - Done
6 weeks of daily radiation in Winchester - Done
Maintenance chemo (side effect free) every 3 weeks - In progress
Feeling much better than I did a few weeks ago. The main problem left by the chemo is neuropathy - a weird combination of pain and numbness - in my hands and feet. And my big toes hurt.
Yeah, that's ugly. Sorry. I'll be seeing a podiatrist regularly for a while.
I have a dandy "sunburn" from the radiation. But it's not like I haven't had a bad sunburn before. My last treatment was Monday - the itching and tenderness is already abating. I never did have any other side effect from the treatment. Compared to chemo, radiation was a breeze.
Despite the weather's best efforts, I walk for 45 minutes to an hour most days. I need to start working on upper body and hand strength, though: my forearms are visibly thinner than when this started, and I can barely rack the slide on my Kahr. Cold wet stuff needs to stop falling out of the sky so I can tackle the yard. A rake would do me more good than any gym can.
My taste buds are back - I'm eating anything that can't get away from me. It took a bit after I got back in January to get out of the anemia and get my potassium up to where it should be, but all the numbers are normal now. I guess as things heal the need for a lot of nutrients will no longer be a good excuse for "I want some of that. And that. Yummy! And, oh yes, THAT."
And I have hair. Well, sort of.