update on gram

my gram had her first appointment with the oncologist who's responsible for her chemotherapy regimen today. she will be on a three-drug cocktail, to be administered once every three weeks for six months. gram either couldn't remember or didn't want to share her medication list, so i don't know exactly what she will be getting.

although i consider hubby and i well-versed in the minutaie of cancer treatment, it amazes me how much treatment regimens can vary for different types of the disease. i feel as this is a whole new experience, and am sorry that i can't answer more of her questions.

she's going into everything with a feisty attitude though. she's already planning a family do-rag decorating contest, and has several wigs picked out in case her hair falls out (one of her top selections is a short, red, curly one; red is not her natural color, but she said she wanted the "lucille ball look.") attitude alone won't be enough to carry her through this journey--but it's a good start.

posted by amanda @ 12:22 AM


At 12/19/2005 06:27:00 PM, Blogger Minerva said...

Good for her - as you say it is half the battle...



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