Karen was Ok'd for her second round of Gemzar this past Thursday. Her platelet count finally rebounded but it took a second week off after the first dose.
It's strong and we keep fingers crossed that it's doing a number on the cancer cells. It certainly knocked Karen out for most of the week following the first dose. It caused fatigue and low energy that took the extra time to stabilize.
We're trying to look on the bright side; in effect if it feels bad maybe it's bad on the cancer cells.
The hip seemed marginally better from the radiation but not where we had hoped it would be. We'll have a follow up visit with the hip specialist at Yale/New Haven this coming week.
Otherwise we stay positive with all sorts of support from friends. On Monday we had an impromptu Art Party with Cynthia, Roger, Lance and Nancy. We made some collages for a Day of the Dead exhibit in Santa Fe . On Wednesday our Ithaca friend David Cedarbaum stopped by for an overnight. As we often are reminded.....Cancer support takes a village.
Photo - William Evertson -Karen's Halloween socks with eyeballs
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.