I haven't posted anything for a while, because there really hasn't been much to talk about...and that's good! Other than strange, symmetrical, itchy spots, my symptoms have been very mild. Even the itching is more weird than troubling, and it's not painful at all. It started with the palms of my hands...just itching in both hands at the same time. Then the arches of my feet...again both at the same time! It's not the skin itself, it feels like it's inside, and probably a form of neuropathy. It's popping up in a few different spots and has lasted a few days. But honestly, a few days of scratching beats a boatload of other symptoms in my book!
Also, we were working on a news story to update my treatments so far, and to urge more people to schedule screenings for early detection. I work with some pretty amazing people who make up a top notch team to put things like this together. From management making the assignments, to the photographers, producer Carla, editors, webmasters, and more...it's quite the team effort to turn two months of treatment into two and a half minutes of television. Our KUTV Web-team is posting the whole story for us here:
Chemo #3 is this Friday, March 2nd, so we're planning on a rough weekend ahead, and maybe worse symptoms this time around...but hoping for continued mild side-effects again!
If you have personal questions or stories, please email me so I can reply in confidence. MNickles@KUTV2.com