I had my 2nd round of Chemo this past Tuesday....a lil more queasy this time, Wednesday was spent quiet because chemo took my voice again, Thursday I slept most of the day.....hopefully because I won't be taking the Compazine (another anti nausea med) I should have a better weekend than the first round of chemo. I think I will spend most of today napping on and off too.... at 43 I am learning to rest when I need too and I take full advantage of the days when I am unstopable.....those days feel good....they build me up for the down days that come with the chemo.....but all in all and with many thanks for the cancer patients that have walked this path before me, I am doing awesome! I no longer fear Chemo, I am one of the lucky ones that is handling the side effects very well and for that I am grateful beyond words.
I'm shedding more now but you still can't tell I'm loosing my hair so I will keep it for a while longer. I am already done with half of the bad chemo treatment (The CA chemo cocktail) 2 more rounds of that and then on to the tamoxifin (4 rounds of that too) my last chemo date should be January 2nd, then 2 months after that I should be ready for my final surgery. Yipppeeeee! lol
For now I am finished seeing the Surgeon and the Plastic Surgeon until after the new year.......happy that I get to cut back on the Doctor visits. Now I just see The Cancer Doctor for chemo one day, a white blood cell booster shot the next day then only a lab visit the following week. At least my second week in between the chemo visits are good ones.......and because of the throat infection right off the bat after my first round of chemo, my Oncologist will have me do a five day run on antibiotics starting every 6th day after chemo. The most important part of chemo is getting it on time every time, I can't afford to get sick and get off my chemo schedule. And another unforseen blessing is I feel almost as good as I did before diagnosis by the middle of the second week. What a relief to actually feel like my old self for a whole week!
Chicagoans are doing the Breast Cancer walk this weekend..... Imay not be up for it this year, but you can bet I will be walking next year...decked out in PINK of course! lol lol lol