Four rounds of Oxaliplatin down, four to go. I feel fine now, the two good weeks are ahead of me and I'm on the home run. No worsening of side effects, even I can say that this round was easier for some reason, maybe because I finally started using the Lorivan which was prescribed for me to use on the days after the IV. The protocol has changed, I don't get calcium and magnesium any more because new studies have shown that it doesn't make any difference to the side effects. My personal experiences agree with this, it didn't make any difference and saved me half an hour or more at the hospital.
The best thing that has happened to me for a long time happened this week. I found my best friend again. I don't know how we lost contact but I am so glad she is back; I went up to meet her in the nice, quiet community where she now lives and we spent the whole day just talking. I was hoarse when I came home! So much has happened in both our lives since we lost contact eight years ago, we have both changed but somehow we seem to have changed in the same way. We still just understand each other, and it is wonderful. I feel happy in a way I haven't for a long time. Just to balance things out the microwave packed up this morning- good trade off, universe, I'm willing to renew all my electrical appliances this way!