Saw my oncologist this week. Whined about my side effects from the chemo drug, and told him that when I am PET-scanned in 7 weeks, if there are no discernible changes in the cancer activity, I am OFF this drug the next day. He agreed. SO, it seems, I must "suck it up" for another 7 weeks and I can do that. I am so fortunate to have such a compassionate and understanding doc and his equally empathetic and helpful lung cancer program nurse advocate (Carole) hike with me through the muck of cancer.
Not eating sugar is getting easier as my sweet husband is sort of forced into the same boat by default. I refuse to bake any more, and he doesn't ask any more, so we are adjusting to dessert-less meals. He may head to the bakery once a week and satisfy his sweet tooth, but he doesn't tell me about it. But let me tell you, watching Sam eat a chocolate marshmallow bunny on Easter afternoon created one longing moan from this mouth!!