Friday, February 12, 2010

Cycle 13 and Erbitux treatment

Thought I would do an update before I go on my two week vacay. cycle 13 went well with the new chemo regimen of just 5-FU and leucovorin with the Erbitux. Still pretty much side effect free except for the Neuropathy and a smidgen of fatigue. I am feeling pretty great these days and certainly not your "typical" stage IV cancer patient.

Yesterday, I had my weekly Erbitux treatment. My friend/neighbor went with me. It was nice to have someone to chat with during my treatment. It made the time go by quickly and I got some laughs in too. So, now I am officially on "chemo break" until March 3rd when I start Chemo cycle 14.

So, the boys and I are very excited for our trip to MN to see Mark. Tyler is especially excited to have the opportunity to throw a snowball at mommy. ;o) This will be the first time that either one of them have seen snow, so I am so excited for them. they will also get to see their Grandpa, whom they haven't seen since this past summer. I will be sure to take lots of pics to share from all the fun they are going to have.

As always, I want to think everyone for their continued support, thoughts and prayers. I feel so fortunate to have such great family and friends. you all mean so much to me. this journey is sure teaching me much about the true value of family and friends.

I'll update again soon.


  1. Awesome VickI - You are totally winning this battle. I am proud of you for remaining so positive!

    Enjoy your two week break and have a spectacular vacation - I will miss ya!

    xoxo - Love ya, be safe and have fun!


  2. Thanks Danica :0) I am having a blast and don't want my vacation to ever end!