Dave goes in for his fourth round of Folfiri this morning. This is a cocktail of three drugs: Irinotecan, 5FU, and Leucovorin. In addition, he is also participating in a drug trial – fingers crossed that he is getting the good stuff and not the placebo. He will wear a chemo pack delivering the 5FU (greatest chemo drug name ever? FU cancer!) until Saturday morning. He mentioned yesterday that it is much easier to get geared up for another round of chemo after such positive scan results.
While the powerful chemo drugs are doing their job beating the snot out of the cancer cells, they are also causing unpleasant side effects. So there are lots of other things prescribed or suggested as remedies. It is like a precision juggling act – this drug may cause this, so take this, but if this causes something else, make sure you have this on hand. Dave has handled it all like a world champion. I can’t tell you how many times people have told me how great he looks and how well he seems to be doing. He is still working full time and working out daily. The man is incredible. But you know that.