This morning Lisa and I are on our way to San Antonio. Today is my very first round (with many more to come) of Chemo. I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this. I will say though that I’m looking forward to getting this whole thing started.
Today we’re going to CTRC (Cancer Therapy and Research Center) in San Antonio. There they will put a drug called Gemcitabine into me. The whole thing should only last about a hour (at most). As soon as I’m done receiving the juice, then I’m going to meet with my surgeon who is going to remove the last of the tube remaining from my surgery. That, I’m very excited about!!
One of the things I’m going to ask my surgeon and oncologist this morning is, can I have a drink? I have not had a single drink since I originally got sick back before Christmas. If you remember we originally thought that my liver was the problem. As it turns out they didn’t even touch my liver during my surgery!
I’m not a big drinker, but occasionally I’d like to have a beer or a glass of wine. Take last night for instance. I was at the Theater last night working with the Cast of The Producers on some of their music. It was a great rehearsal and the cast sounded terrific! In addition I got some great news from Mary and Charlie Chapa. I would have really like to have a beer or a glass of scotch last night to celebrate, but since I’ve never actually got the green light for that, I abstained.
Well, looking at the clock it’s time to get my shoes on and start heading to San Antonio. Once again I’m reminded of Frank’s line (from Rocky Horror). I want to walk into CTRC, hold my arm out and say, “Do your best inferior ones!!!!”