Treatment 6 (06/20/2013 Update)Posted: 06/20/2013
THE RASH IS BACK
Hum. Sounds like a title of a song???
The rash is back and on the attack
It’s a bad look but what can I do
do nothing different?
and try to stay cool
Yes, the rash from the erbitux treatment has once again shown itself. And today is my second treatment since having the liver surgery. The doctor said that he’s going to “beat me up” once again — meaning that I’m getting the erbitux as I type. Yes, these treatments are tough but totally endurable.
Of one thing I’m sure
I WILL endure
It’ll take more than a rash
before I miss the bash
The cycle for these treatments includes extreme fatigue. There is also nausea, dizziness, digestion challenges, and a lot of sleeping. And it seems to begin sometime today (during the treatment) and continue through Monday.
For I will not fear
Our hope is clear
to be cancer-free,
for a healthier me
Beginning on Tuesday I start to feel better… and on Wednesday even better… and with each passing day the outlook improves…
At the end of the day
what a small price to pay
When this treatment succeeds I will become a member of an exclusive club! The Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Survivors! IT IS POSSIBLE to beat the odds. And with the Lord as my partner that is exactly what I expect to do.
While the stories are not as common as we would hope; there are survivors. A couple of Stage IV survivors are Senator Herman Cain and Dom Sitas. Both Cain and Sitas were diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer and BOTH have lived to see long-term remission. They are cancer-free for over 5 years and counting. They are alive and well today with no evidence of disease (NED).
But one thing is for sure. You are only granted a membership to this exclusive club from our Father above. So keep me in your prayers.
What is the Truth?
The Lord is the way!
And so I pray today!
Lord, we thank you for the gift of today. Guide us Lord, to become the good servants you call us to be. Keep us close and protect us from all evil. Let your Love and Joy overflow in our hearts; so that we can’t help but share these divine gifts with our brothers and sisters here on this great earth. Bring us healing and give us the power to choose and to do your will today and every day. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.