Today was a treatment day. My blood pressure was abnormally low so in addition to my Avastin I got a bolis as well, basically IV fluids. This is in an attempt to boost my blood pressure. I sent a message to some friends about this, because really, it is just funny now.
"Do you know how to tell when you've had cancer too long? When you see what your blood pressure is and can predict what the treatment plan is going to be. My nurse called the oncologist office and said 'Erica's blood pressure is about 88/65, she said you would probably want to do a bolis.'"
Guess what, I was right and we did the bolis. No big deal really, it just doubled my treatment time today which was fine.
As we map out my summer for treatments we are running into some scheduling conflicts. I made a decision when booking vacations to book them where they fit best for me. I decided that if this treatment really was about my quality of life I wanted to live life to its fullest. If we have to rearrange a few treatments because I am going to be out enjoying life out of town then so be it. If we are doing this to improve my quality of life, lets make sure it is quality time.
I am so grateful that the Avastin continues to work. I don't anticipate another scan until late June, so in the mean time, bloodwork and Avastin every three weeks and living my life.