Did we say the last one was Cycle 5?

Our bad… It turns out that this last round of outpatient Chemo was a part 2 of Cycle 4. It is either called 4B or 4N but we are not too sure still. It was a round of clinical trial medications we do know that.

The week and weekend.

Outpatient Treatments were a bit of a chore. It seemed we at MD Anderson first thing in the morning and were coming home after 7:00 most of the 5 days we had the treatment. It was good to be able to sleep in our own bed. The one way trip was still 40-45 minutes.

Michele’s sciatic nerve has settled down for now. It took some hefty pain killers and then stayed ahead of it for a few days to shut it down. There is a difference in tears when it comes to physical pain and emotional pain. The tears with this nerve were overwhelmingly Physical pain. Hugs can’t take the pain down a notch or two. I am grateful to be past that for the moment.

The Treatments and side effects were different this time. Michele had less energy during the treatments and for the remainder of this past week. She also has had jitters and a challenge getting restful sleep til after Midnight each night. May this weekend and this coming week improve on her sleep.

New Pattern for blood work

We are on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday rotation starting this week. I am super grateful that she has a PICC line for all this blood and chemo. Having new needle pokes every time just scares me. Medical Science is amazing when we can put a tube in an artery and leave it there with three inputs dangling outside of your body.

Cycles ahead?

So we still have cycle 5, which will have two parts much like what Cycle 4 was this past month. Cycles 6, 7, and 8 and the first part of 5 will be inpatient as they first 4 have been.

Confused? Well. We are still confused, but we are pretending we do understand.

Mardi Gras

May all our family enjoying Mardi Gras parades and balls be safe this weekend and next week. It is a traditional cold and wet weekend. Till the next post!

10 thoughts on “Did we say the last one was Cycle 5?

  1. Hey Michele!

    I strongly agree with Linda Pennington about the inversion table for sciatic nerve pain. With all the driving we were doing pre-pandemic in the insurance business, my sciatic nerve in my right leg was killing me. I had an inversion table and started using it and the sciatic nerve pain is under control, to the point where it usually doesn’t bother me now. The other thing that helped was using a firm foam roller. I can show you the Way to use it for sciatic pain.

    You blow me away Michele! I used to be terribly worried, what was I thinking?

    You are the mighty Michele Alleman!

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  2. I just sent Michele an article on health benefits of Wasabi. Supposed to slow tumor growth and kill cancer cells, along with lots of other health benefits. Get Michele an inversion table for her sciatica. I got one and it has been a god send!!

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  3. Love you guys! ❤️❤️❤️
    Praying for your complete healing every day. Stay strong…
    Meet you in Houston for dinner and drinks when this is over🥰

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  4. I’m glad to see that she is doing so well. Michelle has always been the baddest girl in the room, and this is no different. Always praying for all of you.

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  5. You’ve got this!!!
    You are stronger than you think you are!
    Prayers for healing ❤️‍🩹 and miraculous recovery!
    I love you 💖 I hope you’ve been using the Clarins face and body products I sent to you. Hugs 🤗

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