That number makes me feel like a real veteran today, especially when I was chatting with a newbie at the Cancer Center Infusion Room, who was only 2 treatments into her twelve. She had lots of questions about Taxol and general treatment and I knew many of the answers. I have completed 11, broken 11 links on my paper chain, and have 5 more to go. I discussed with my oncologist this morning how each treatment is getting harder to bounce back from so he suggested I return tomorrow for another hydration and some TLC. And so I shall. My DH was with me during today's 5 hour delivery and I may get My DS to come with me tomorrow. Shouldn't take more than an hour or so and might help with dehydration.
Thank you all for being here with me every step of the way. Your good wishes, prayers, words of encouragement and support keep me buoyed up during these challenging days, weeks, and months. But I have faith that my final infusion on Feb 2, will be met with a collective sigh of relief and perhaps we can crack into the bottle of Veuve Cliqot me brother sent for Christmas by Valentine's Day? Assuming I have any taste buds left.
Meanwhile, know how important , how essential you are in my life. And know that I hold each of you in prayers of gratitude each day. ❤️❤️
Hooray! You are well over the hump, and now the end is in sight. Your days of hanging out in the "chemo lounge" (which is what I called it when I used to hang out there ) will soon end. Prayers continue!
So nice to read your post. Think of you often and send you prayers and good thoughts each Thursday. Take whatever is offered to get you through each round. I was noticing yesterday a good price on Veuve Cliquot and thought to myself, someday, I will splurge on a bottle. I think, Valentine's Day would be perfect to splurge in your honor.
Continued, prayers, positive healing thoughts as you break off another link of your paper chain.
Best wishes Brave Anansi.
((((anansi)))) I'm thinking of you and praying for you (and I'm careful about prayers--I'm not praying for a poster's sewer line as she requested). I love your positive and upbeat attitude. You are wonderful. Stay strong.
So glad you have completed 11 chemo treatments. You are not too far from finishing up. I think of you on Thursdays and am praying for you. You have been an inspiration to me as I go through a similar journey. Your positive messages to me have helped so much.
You will be celebrating a little over a month from now. It sounds like you have a supportive family helping you. How nice of you to help the newbie going through this.
anansi, I don't know anything about chemo but from what I understand it must be tough. I'm happy to hear that you are almost done with it. You are going to enjoy that bottle of Veuve Cliquot! Big (((((((hugs))))) to you and to your DH who has been with you during these trying times.
So glad you are nearing the end & happy that your Dr listened to you and cared enough to suggest some hydration and TLC. Sending prayers of gratitude for the 11 successful treatments & for continued strength through the next 5. 💕
I read your post and am so thrilled for you seeing the end of your treatments so near! Yay! Yes, you deserve to celebrate! I will add you to my prayer journal and uplift you as you continue your journey.
I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer last spring and started radiation and chemo right away. Those chemo treatments were in the form of pills and I never felt ill at all. Those six weeks were not fun, but not difficult at all. The surgeon did my surgery and everything went fine except they discovered a second tumor when they were checking the slides.
Now I am back in chemo, but this time through a port....and I wear a CAD pump home every other week. This time I am sick for the rest of the treatment week (every time). Completely opposite from the last round. I have been in and out of the hospital due to dehydration and from catching "winter viruses" from being out. I really can't complain much though....I am only really bad sick six to eight days a month....whereas there are those who are ill eavery single day of treatments. I feel for them....and pray daily for all of us dealing with this unfair disease.
I will have my seventh treatment next week, so I'm halfway done. I'm doing a happy dance about that (I know you understand!). I can't wait to complete these treatments, have my surgery, recover, and return to my classroom in the fall! I sure have missed my kiddos this year!
Thank you for sharing your story....and allowing me to feel alright doing the same.
Cancer-free here we come!!!