Saturday, January 3, 2009

Feeling better

Steve has reacted well to yesterday's dose of Avastin and CPT-11. He rested Friday afternoon and felt fairly strong in the evening. He's had no adverse side effects to the chemotherapy cocktail and hasn't experienced the same crushing fatigue as with his last dose.

He also reports that he feels a little steadier on his left side. We're certain that means the drugs are beating back the cancer cells.

He was well enough this morning be at home with Cooper and Katie while I ran with some neighborhood friends. (A group of us are running the Resolution Run 5K in Addison next week, and many of us will be wearing See Spot Run shirts. Even Cooper is running!)

We enjoyed a visit with Stephen, one of my old high school friends in town for the holidays, later in the day. And then the kids and I left while Steve stayed home to rest.

Jeannie spoiled Katie for the afternoon, taking her shopping and out to dinner, while Cooper and I built his Cub Scout pinewood derby car at a hands-on workshop led by derby expert Pat. Cooper's den leader, Wade, and his son Cory were also there. With Pat and Wade's help, Cooper and I were able to create a speedy, sharp-looking car.

We're looking forward to a normal week: the kids return to school and Steve and I get back to more routine work routines.

We're also looking forward to Steve's next MRI on Thursday. We can't wait to see how much damage has been done to the Damm Spot!


Chitnis and Chahal said...

Kill the damn spot! Look forward to hearing good reports about the MRI. Good luck!

Allynson Dale said...

Can't wait to hear about the MRI! I'm praying for lots of damage to that Damm spot.