I went in to my chemo yesterday, complaining that I was going to run away. The physician aide said that once when Dr. McKeen’s patient refused to come in, she sent the police after her. (Wouldn’t be my first time being hauled off by the police.)
That must have been why Dr. McKeen called this morning saying that if I do one more treatment, that will be 6 months that I’ve been on Kadcyla, and if my markers are still down and my scans continue to look good, I can go back to a Herceptin-only treatment plan. I can always go back to the Kadcyla if/when my body shows progression.
Whew. Balancing powerful drugs with a quality of life is tricky. But this makes sense to me. I’m not a “poison me until you cure me” kind of person. I know that my disease cannot be cured, and when everything looks good, I want to grab it and run with it. It seems to me that my body is crying for a break now, a chance to heal from the drug treatment!
So … I’m planning my getaway! For now we are planning to head to NYC/Ct area to visit family, head up to the Maine coast and Acadia National Park, Quebec City for something different and a recommended French restaurant, and then down the western NY State to visit more family.
I’m tired of being sick and tired!