Maggie’s hard earned hair growth is quickly becoming history. That last round of CPT-11 is working it’s final magic. She is hoping that this will be the last time but Dr. Loukas, during her last Weds appointment, seemed to express tacit disagreement by lack of confirmation or denial when Maggie said we were celebrating her last bald days.
I mentioned in one of my last posts that the side-effects with the new chemo Oxaliplatin will be cumulative until we reach maximum toxicity in six months. Six months will be March. Acton, my business school, has been teaching me to ask more questions. So, in keeping with the program:
* What does “maximum toxicity” mean?
* How does “maximum toxicity” represent?
* What comes next?
* When will we know that the new stuff is working?
Other than the new chemo buddy pack, the cold sensitivity and the general nausea, the process has been pretty painless. Thankfully. As is usual on The Journey, we still can’t see through the haze of future. So who knows what’s coming. But as the fall approaches bringing the Christmas season we were not expected to share together grows near, I still rejoice every morning I get to kiss her goodbye as I head to class.