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Friday, May 14, 2021

Treatment is going well!

 I am so  relieved that I seem to tolerate the cancer treatments.  I went in this morning for an infusion, and the time it took was greatly reduced from previous treatments.  The tech told me that because I am tolerating it well they can speed it up a  bit..  I came home tired and a bit hungry - my appetite has been way off the past few weeks.  I ate a chicken pot pie that I had in the freezer and fell asleep for a couple of hours.  Now I don't feel good, but I don't feel as bad as I did before the treatment.  So I guess that falls into the "plus" column.

I decided to not crate Rocky when I left this morning, which was taking a chance because I thought I'd be gone for a much longer time.   He was happy to see me when I got back home, and the only thing out of place was a chewed up Kleenex he found somewhere.  I will be so happy to not have to keep him in the crate when I need to go out without him.  He will be 3 yrs old on the 28th of this month, so maybe there is hope for great behavior.  I feel absolutely terrible that I can't walk or exercise him - I'm afraid I'd fall over if I tried.  Jeannie tries to take him for nightly walks but she can't always make it.

I have gone back to drinking protein shakes in hopes of getting some energy back.   I'm waiting on the energy and am sure I will be gaining some weight - of course - in the wrong places!  The shakes taste so good (I make them with whole milk) but I remember getting tired of them after a while, so will probably reduce the frequency of drinking them. 

I'm starting to get back some of my hope for the future.  It's a constant battle to stay positive, but it's the only way for me to stay content and even a bit happy!


  1. It’s good to hear you are feeling better. Hope it only goes up hill from now on. Hard to believe that Rocky is almost 3 years old, it seems just like yesterday that you brought him home. 👍

  2. Glad your doing well with the treatments. That has to be a big plus. I had some dental work done and couldn't eat solid foods so I too turned to shakes but make mine with water and a filler with ,blueberries and today some frozen banana that was really good and filling. Sometimes I use juice to change it up a bit.

  3. Just remember it is one day at a time of your journey to good health! Take care.

  4. Awesome that the treatments are going so well. It will take a little while to get back your energy but you've made a good start. Rocky is finally becoming a young man and I'm sure he's much calmer now. They really do make good comoany.

  5. I am glad to hear that your body is tolerating the treatments well, that can only be a positive.

    Boy how time flies I had no idea that Rocky was almost the same age as Paquito and Nico who turned three in March.

    Wishing you nothing but the best and sending positive energy your way.