Last night I noticed the lump on my thyroid is gone. Not sure if it is really gone but I can’t see it when I look in the mirror and with the weight I’ve lost it should be really standing out. I tried to palpate it and still could not locate the mass. Is this really possible after only one round of Chemo? I know the doctor informed me earlier that having intensely hypermetabolic masses can work in your favor with chemo because sometimes they shrink as fast as they grew. But wow – I am a little amazed.
What I really find amazing is that in doing my visualization during my 10 mile run – the thyroid mass was really throbbing – almost like the battle was taking place right there as I was visualizing the destruction of the cancer cells. I told you those Zombies could destroy the cancer Ninjas.
The breast mass is still there – I can feel it easily but now when I visualize I’m moving on to that one. I am also going to have to figure out exactly where my liver and pancreas are so that I can move on to those tumors next. Luckily, after years of kidney stones, I know where those are.
Today was my post chemo doctor's appointment. I am happy to report that my blood work is once again excellent. My white blood cell count is well above the healthy range which is very important for a mom with kids in two different fall sports and marching band. I hate to miss a high school sporting event. It is the stuff parents love.
The doctor cautioned me that each round of chemo will become progressively more difficult. I think he was trying to make sure I was prepared for the road ahead. Right now my only real side effect is falling asleep early in the evening. I'm not complaining about it at all. I've meet a lot of cancer patients who cannot sleep or require Ambien for a good night sleep. I am sleeping great. It must be all the energy it takes for my zombies to eat up those cancer cells.
So this long weekend, I will be destroying cancer cells and sleeping.