We completed day 9 of the fourth infusion cycle today, and Jan has finally shaken off the effects of the chemotherapy she received on day one. Both of us have been surprised at the length of this recovery period, but have been assured by Jan’s medical team that all is well. According to them, the effects of the treatments accumulate and we are seeing the impact of the accumulation.
We visited with Jan’s surgeon today, and she received a “thumbs up” on her recovery from the surgery in which the tumor and lymph nodes were removed. We will not visit with him again until chemotherapy and radiation treatments are completed.
She and I stopped by a sandwich shop for lunch and to celebrate the good news, and since she was feeling up to more time away from the house we decided to call James & Gretchen to see if we could drop by for a quick visit. Jan had not met new grandson Andrew (who is a week old) due to her slow recovery, and now that she was beginning to feel better, really wanted to meet him. When we called, it turned out that they were close by returning baby items, and had time to join us at the sandwich shop for a quick visit!! Hooray!!
We had a great visit, and Jan has felt great since. Click here to see a few photos of the visit.
Jan is convinced that her turnaround was the result of our fortuitous meeting with James, Gretchen, Ian, and Andrew. I’m convinced I’ll send her to visit Ian and Andrew immediately after the fifth cycle begins.