After a 6 day break from Zelboraf I am finally starting to feel back to normal. Which means we are just about ready to start back up! But this time most likely on a reduced dose. I'm guessing I'll get an update on that either tomorrow or Friday when I see Dr. D.
Don't worry family and friends - a lot of folks take a lower dose and still see great results!
I know I've said this before but I'll say it again - I feel very fortunate that I have a healthcare team that keeps such a close eye on me and are very responsive to help resolve side effects. Even when I start to feel a little bit like a high maintenance patient :) and my poor local pharmacist is going to really wonder what is wrong with me when I come in 3 days in a row to get yet even a stronger prescription for rash!
Hopefully when we start back up we can minimize the rash side effect this time. I can handle the joint pain, thinning hair, sore feet... but the itching will drive a person nuts! I woke up at 4:30 am with my poor hands itching so bad! Luckily today I've been able to minimize the amount of benadryl I've taken. But at least this time I'm armed with a medicine cabinet of things to help!
PS - what would a post be without a few pictures from today. Even though it was cloudy/rainy I still had all my sun gear with me! It's a lot of work to get out of the front door - sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, protective long sleeve shirt, protective pants, etc... I even went ahead and purchased a better pair of sunglasses vs. my cheap ones I usually get. Not sure that the UV protection is better? I'm hoping it is.
|Using camera+ - HDR effect|
|Camera+ - the view thru my lens|
|Because I always stop to take a pic of the WTC progress...|
|One of my favorite buildings from with my favorite lamps in City Hall Park|