The procedure that I'm having is called "Hepatic Arterial Infusion." I will have this every three weeks as long as my tumors are responding. Abraxane goes through that artery at a high dose and then dilutes as it enters my main bloodstream. Two other (to be named drugs are infused into my port afterward - one at a time) a "booster" chemo to help Abraxane work better and then a type to stop the growth of cancer blood vessels. Then, a chemo 8 days later here in Austin, called Gemcitabine. This is not a study or trial, they are blasting me right now trying to save my life - extend my life.
My appetite is stronger, my fatigue the same and now I can only walk my dogs on certain days in between the infusions, bummer. Off to teach!
Cheers to the Fall, xo