Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dose reduction

No blogging for the past few days because I have been so unwell. Yesterday, I was aslep for 20/24 hours. It was only pain or diarreah that woke me up. I phoned my oncologist theis morming and he suggested a dose reduction. My chemo-brain was so bad that I could not work out the dose of capecitabine I was taking. 500 mg x 10 was beyond me.

I have reduced the dose by 20% and today I have felt much better. I have actually sat for an hour in the garden under a clear blue sky; the first time I have been outside for many days.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you have been so unwell.

Sitting outside warming your bones and connecting with god will do you the power of good.

Obviously the reduction in dose will help enormously too.

Keep safe, continue to improve. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Deb Light said...

Dr. Terry,
So glad you felt better today and sat out in the garden.Some fresh Vitamin D will do you a world of good!Thoughts and Prayers,

Anonymous said...

Here's to more good days ahead. You are in my daily prayers. Brenda

Anonymous said...

Your periods of silence speak volumes, so it is very reassuring when you muster enough energy to post an update.

May the sun shine warm upon your face and God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Anonymous said...

I, too, am sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. I will continue to pray for you. So grateful for you, your work, the way God has worked in your life, and the way God made you to be so intrigued by CLL. You are a blessing to me and so many others.
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Anonymous said...

still holding you in my thoughts

Peter Lewin said...

I send you my very best wishes.

Sami K said...

I am sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with the treatment. Hang in there Dr Hamblin, I pray that you will be finished with this very, very soon.
Sami K

The Hartwick's said...

We love you, Dr. Terry! Hang in there. Keep up the courage. We all pray that you will have this cancer over and cleaned out of your system completely,with dispatch! We want you to go on with your wonderful life. You have done well, fighting it every step of the way, and using all your faculties to help your doctors in their quests to beat this unnecessary bump in your road! You are so brave and sensible. And don't ever forget that all of us, your huge online FAMILY, are ON YOUR SIDE and REQUESTING,from the God or Dieties we individually serve, EVERY FAVOR! for you, to regain your health and strength and give you a RENEWED and very long,happy,and health-filled life for MANY years to come!
Cheers to You!! Your California Friends,

Brian Koffman said...

Sleep and rest is good.
Hope you fell stronger soon.
I am in Peru now with my son and I am planning to attend ASH in San Diego, California, just 2 hours south of me.
You are in my prayers

Anonymous said...

Stay strong...we are all pulling for you. We are with you!

Jorge said...

My very best wishes to you.
Also hope you feel stronger soon.You are a great person.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Terry,
I am keeping you close at heart and in prayer for your well being.

Paula said...

I think a lot of us are wondering how you are, Terry. We miss your regular comments. When you feel up to it, we would be very glad to hear from you.