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,
the cancer of protecting your own neighborhood
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