3 out of 4

I’m not sure how I feel about round 4. Part of me is wanting to “get er done” and part of me is dreading it. I’m still not sure I’m recovered from round 3 and it’s been over two weeks.

Round 3 went well. They had to use a different supplier for the amino acids as their usual one we out. I think this “brand” was easier on me as I didn’t have a headache or stomach pain the next day. I’m pretty sure what side effects I’m having are from the actual Lutathera (radioactive drug). It makes sense that the affect would be cumulative as they are with most chemo/radiation treatments.

Side Effects

My tummy is still on/off sour. I’m occasionally nauseous. I’m very tired most days but it is getting better.

I hope by round 4 (final) I’ll be feeling 100% (well, as much as I ever feel 100%–my 100% is probably 70% of a truly healthy person).

On another note, Utah has lifted the mask mandate! I’m fully vaccinated but will continue to mask-up where required (some grocery stores, etc.). I will admit to loving it when I can go in somewhere without a mask. I hate them. I know some people will continue to wear them regardless of the mandates. I can understand their point of view but it’s definitely not for me!

I see my oncologist next week. I’m sure it’s a “how are you feeling” and a total waste of time. Blood work will be two weeks after that to see if round 4 is a go. I’m feeling fairly positive that it will be! Its actually gone by really fast.

Until next time…

I’m late with my update…

I realized I never did update my 2nd round of PRRT. That’s mainly because everything went just fine. It was a slightly shorter day (whew). We were done by 2:30pm. The 3rd round is planned for April 29th. I felt ok afterwards. My throat was sore for a few days and my stomach was, again, sour. Fatigue is a little worse but I’m taking pain meds throughout the day so it could be those.

My creatinine has been hovering around 50-53 and it has to stay above 50 or they will not do the next round. My GP took me off Celebrex due to thinking it was affecting my kidneys. Since then, I have been incredibly miserable from cervical neck pain. I am shocked at how much the Celebrex was helping me. I even went back to the pain clinic and had another occipital nerve block, hoping it would help. It hasn’t. The pain doc told me to take more pain pills if I need to. I’m so mad. I had the nerve stimulator implant so that I wouldn’t have to take more and more pain pills. Now I’m in that (slowly sinking) boat anyway.

Oncologist appointment this week. I don’t know if they will do bloodwork. They usually do when I see him. Hopefully, since I’m off the Celebrex, my creatine will be better. I forgot to mention that it has been “below normal” for years…

Stay well, stay safe!

Here’s a cute picture of my dog Sookie. Just for fun.