Am finally in somewhat of a routine and thankful for it. I function much better when I am in a routine and don't need to keep track of so many things.
Love to you all.
Sorry to be a bit late posting this. Last Monday the 3rd of November, I was injected with my first treatment. (Lanriotide). I will receive this injection every 28 days until it stops working or the tumor shrinks. At that time there will be another decision as to what treatment is best for me.
This week was a little difficult. I spent a lot of time sleeping. Wake up at 4 AM with the dog, walk her,
have breakfast, make coffee for Jerry. When Jerry wakes up about 7:00 ish, I do the necssary house work, make bed, pick up all out of place pieces, start laundry if necessary. By the time these tasks are completed, I am ready for a nap. Usually awake by 10:30 or 11. Take Sol outside. Fix lunch, have lunch, pick up Kitchen and dishes, change clothing in washer to dryer.
Take another nap. Up about 3:30 - 3:40.
Fix dinner, eat and relax until 8:00 bedtime. I really do sleep during all those naps. Perhaps after I have had a few more shots, I will not require as much sleep? There has been some pain this week also nausea. I have medications to deal with all the symptoms. I have experienced a new symptom, called Flushing. Your face, neck and or chest gets very red and hot. It doesn't last long, usually about 15 seconds or so. I can deal with this symptom. All the symptoms comprise Carcinoid Syndrome. There is so much to learn about this cancer!!! Hard to understand all the information much less absorb the terminology etc.
As the week has gone by, the carcinoid syndrome symptoms have gotten less severe. SO!!!!! Perhaps this means that the tumors are shrinking!! I certainly hope so. My next shot is scheduled for 12/31/2018. I am hoping that everyone who looks at caring bridge to get their updates, has a Wonderful Christmas and a Beautiful New Year.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Sending Love your way.............