For the first time in six month, I am taking less pain killers than I was a week ago.
I find myself going for hours at a time with no medication. That hasn't happened for the longest time.
As of a week ago, I was taking two Optalgins and two Algolysins every four hours, and I could barely wait for the next dose. I knew that it would not be much longer before I had to move up to the next level in the world of pain killers (from Algolysin to Percocet).
When I need to take pain killers, I still need two Optalgins and one Algolysin, but even that is less than I was taking a week ago.
I have had only two doses of Taxol, so this is certainly not a definitive indication that the chemo is working.
Still, it is encouraging.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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