This time I got a lower dose than before, but still higher since starting the Xeloda. I fared well, even though I had to take imodium every few days to ward off the diarrhea. Still hurting butt and healing abscess. I had to forgo the Avastin.
Even though I was still recovering from hospitalization, we managed to pull off a watch party for the eclipse. About 20 people showed up. They pitched in to make the party happen while I just hobbled around and socialized. It all went off without a hitch and, as Ian exclaimed, "This is the best party EVER!"
The abscess got so bad that it gave me a 102 fever. The on-call doctor sent me to the ER. On the way the abscess busted. It was a gigantic mess. At least the hospital didn't have to drain it, as it was doing that all on it's own. I was there for days having tests and finally released in time to go home for the eclipse.