Thursday, October 16, 2008

Half done!!

Well, I've made it through my second chemo treatment today. Thankfully, that's two down and two to go! To think that I'm half done makes me feel slightly some how I've gotten away with something (only 4 treatments) that a lot of breast cancer patients don't.

Anyway, today I'm going to be selfish and just be glad that I'm 50% done! The treatment itself was again uneventful. I tried to read some but I slept most of the time. I haven't been sleeping due to a decent level of anxiety and I think it finally caught up with me today. I really couldn't go anywhere while all hooked up to my special, I was forced to relax and stay put.

It seemed like it went faster this time but that could just be my imagination. I drank ice water and some snacks that they offered. Since being home, I've checked and sent some email, did the dishes, fed the kids, did the dishes again, celebrated Olivia's birthday again with some left over cake, did the dishes again, gave the girls a bath, helped Nathan with his homework, I'm finally sitting on my behind relaxing. The only side effect tonight is nasty indigestion but I've been told that I can double up on my reflux medicine during this week after chemo. My legs are starting to feel alittle heavy. I remember this from last time. I get my Neulasta shot tomorrow. So far, I'm planning to go to work as long as I feel ok. If I'm the slightest bit nauseous or if I'm feeling too tired...I'm staying home.

***I just wanted to say thank you again to all of my family and friends, blog followers (and those that end up here accidentally) for all of your prayers and support. I'm not sure I could get through all of this without you. As a matter of fact, I know I couldn't. I think I must have done something right at some point in my life to deserve all of the blessings that God has given me in the form of "cancer". Some times I feel like I'm on "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" and other times I feel that "peace that passes all understanding". God knows what I need when I need it and He has been so gracious to supply it...through doctors and nurses, other hospital personnel and through all of you. Thank you again and please know that you are all remembered in my prayers as well***


Esther said...

Aloha Nancy:

This is my first time leaving a comment. I must say that you are truly a woman of inspiration. If you didn't write about suffering from cancer, one would never know it. You seem so upbeat. God bless. You are also in my prayers.

Frizzy and Bird said...

I was going to say something similar to Esther's comment. She said it better though so I'll just say,"Ditto." Peace be with you.

My girlfriend is going to have her second round of chemo in a week or 2. The first round really knocked her for a loop but her biggest fear is still losing her hair. You see, her son is in the Air Force. He's coming to visit before he moves to England for his next Tour of Duty. She is terrified that he'll see her w/o her hair and not be able to do his job and be safe. My prayers are with you both. All my love! Nichole