I guess I am going to go a bit out of order, but here goes. Yesterday, I woke up with a fine itchy rash on various bits of me, behind my knees, forearms, belly... I did something that I don't usually do. I contacted the doctor immediately, not waiting to see what would happen. The kaiser doc was concerned that it might be my liver going into failure, so I got an early blood test. I did research online and it fits a side effect of my chemo perfectly. So here is the good: my bilirubin (liver function test) is NORMAL! That does not mean I am out of the woods here, but it means that my liver is functioning better. It is also the test that would tell them if I would get chemo on Feb 9th or not. The verdict is most probably 'yes' at this point. That is part of the bad. I am on a half dose of chemo right now. If my liver function is that good, I will get a full dose, so I am kinda scared about what the side effects will be like.
oh.. and as for that Texas comment. We are not going to Texas. I just used the word 'y'all' in that post and said I talk like that because I lived in Texas. We are supposed to try to go to Puerto Rico! It is a trip with Andy's brother's family. It might happen now... I have to wait and see.
The other exciting news is that on Feb 9th, the same day as my next dose of chemo, Andy will be pledging allegiance to the flag and get his 3rd citizenship.