Saturday, June 13, 2009

Starting chemo

Courtney starts chemo next Monday, June 22. Dr. Jan and Dr. Curley (Courtney's oncologist and surgeon) conferred about Courtney's treatment plan. It was decided that Courtney should complete six treatments instead of just three. It will be the same drugs as last time, since his cancer responded so well to them. It is tough to hear, we were hoping that this might all be behind us this year.

We also originally thought that the chemo dose would be reduced as well, and it will be, but only because of his major weight loss. We are worried about the side effects that he had to endure during his past treatments, peeling hands and feet, hair loss, nausea and more. Courtney has been such a trooper through it all, he has just been feeling so well lately and we don't want that to go away.

We enjoyed lunch together today, and the Hanson's did a little shopping. We ran from destination to destination since it was so hot! I will keep you all updated on his progress through chemo...
Love,
Ashley

2 comments:

Diana said...

Just checked the site, and saw you started chemo. Here's to a good run for you. I hope you will feel like coming in Aug. I'll be working on our basement this month for anyone who wants to use it. If Billie's house get sold, we will move the bed and couch over here to use, and we'll have a couple blow up camper mattresses, and two couches. May be something the younger ones might want to camp out together. Good luck on this chemo set. Diana

Bob & Teresa said...

Going to call this weekend, but in case the time gets away from us, wanted to let you we continue to think of you daily. Plow thru this set of treatments with the courage, strength, and tenacity we all know you have. You have no idea how anxious we are to see all the Hansons in August! Will be ssoooo great! Love you, Bob and Teresa