Round Three is not fun!! I had my usual routine blood draw, met with my Doctor and vitals were checked. I am pleased to announce that the five pound increments of weight are not consistent so I weighed in the same as two weeks ago. I am happy to not continue weight gain but know that it is mostly due to my depleting appetite. At my appointment it was discussed how harsh the nausea was on round two along with the fatigue and achy bone pain. For these side effects they decided to change up my anti nausea meds I receive via IV. I cant remember the name but instead of Zofran I am receiving something that begins with an A.... As for the fatigue and bone pain I will be receiving IV fluid and some other medicine that begins with a T..Tordol (?) on Friday in hopes that I can have a pleasant weekend. Fingers Crossed!!
|So handsome in his uniform XOXO|
Back to Chemo Round Three. It was just as the other two treatments had gone. I had a different nurse. This time nurse K. I received my new anti nausea concoction, my strawberry daiquiri followed by my clear liquid. This round I met a fantastic women who just lit up my world quite literally. Her energy was tangible to say the least. She is in her fifties, has three children, one of which is autistic, just finished her chemo in June just before I began mine, is currently taking radiation and will be having her hysterectomy with mastectomy using tissue transfer from her stomach. She gave me a bag full of hats to wear and sat and talked with David and I for a good while. She discussed how this changed her life and she values her family time now more than ever. She just wants to go to Disney when all is said and done. She refers to my AC treatment as the Anti-Christ, secretly may I say, I agree. It is awful! She had the same chemo treatment I am going through and gave me insights into tricks she did to feel better and cope. She was this really rad, hippie, laid back, energetic, and funny woman. Her attitude about everything was remarkable. She was high energy and ready to be done with everything. She stated to only focus on one thing at a time. Get by one portion before thinking of the next. After meeting this amazing, strong, energetic survivor I was thinking how I hope to continue my journey with as much emphasis on life and survival.
|All ready for my torture|
|The Strawberry Daiquiri|
Day two, Wednesday, I woke feeling awful. Sore throat and nauseous with no appetite. I went in for my routine Neulasta injection and went to bed early with the littles.
Today is day three, Thursday and I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a truck. That awful flu-like achy feeling with warmth of a fever but lack of one. Still nauseous. I took all my meds including Claritin and Advil to help with the injection side effects and think I may play sleeping beauty today.
This week is still not over as tomorrow I have another round of IV liquids to hopefully make me feel better. I had a good week all in all. I met two amazing women. One who is just beginning her journey and one whose journey is coming to an end. It is a reminder to me how this cancer nonsense is an epidemic. There are so many lives touched by cancer it is ridiculous. For my journey, I will stay strong and continue to kick this cancer in the face because I AM STRONGER than my CANCER.
With Love & Hugs,