No visit to the hospital this week! No blood test, no infusion! My Taxol days are OVER, hopefully forever!
You’d think I’d feel jubilant, but really we both just feel…relieved. A big sigh of it, in fact. The side effects will continue for an undetermined length of time – irritatingly watery eyes, bloody nose every day, tingly, heavy, yet numb feet. The joys of Taxol, in fact!
I had to sub out a trip to the hospital for a trip to the dentist this week. I read too late that you should have any and all dental treatment before chemo, so despite several bouts with an infected tooth, I had to wait until post chemo to go. Diagnosis? An incomplete root canal, meaning that one root out of three was left untreated all those years ago, hence the chronic infections. I could either have another root canal (I don’t think so!), or have an extraction followed by an implant in 8 weeks time, post radiation and once the infection and gum have healed.
Oh joy of life, how the blows continue!!
On the plus side, however, I’m done with chemo. And after all the cancer treatment, I’m a lot less petrified of the dentist than I used to be!
Always a positive side to everything, I guess!