Helen - How are YOU feeling today? Nice that you have the lifestyle to accommodate a bit of reading and emails and rest. Those days are over for me - I was off Jan to July 31 with a bit of subbing but feel I used my time wisely to heal from surgery - as you thought I was back to school Aug 1 with weekends off which is great about this chemo - Sat drips. I felt much more energetic today and got a lot accomplished. The ebb and flow of red blood cells. Again, I am so grateful you educated me on blood transfusions. I cannot figure this - my sister is not platinum resistant but I am. My doctor has not yet recommended the BRCA, Olaparib, or HIPEC. My sister is having major health problems, has never returned to work or any activity - I feel like we are not related in how our cancer has manifested, further reinforcing the comment that no two cancers are alike. xo H.N.