Wednesday, July 16, 2014

And so I arrive on day two

I think it is more than time to write a post that informs you about how things are going with me right now. I had been so dreading the chemotherapy, that I did not feel up to writing much at all. I would start to write a post, but then get stuck for the right words about one third of the way down and end up deleting it. I was worried that the chemo was going to make me feel very sick, having been warned by the chemo nurse that this could very well happen. Actually, I was prepared for it to and was not very excited about going into the hospital.

Imagine my surprise when I did not get sick at all! When that overnight stay at the hospital turned into a little holiday. It was like staying at a luxury hotel and I have to find out where to get a bed as comfortable. I got my three square meals a day and for hospital food, they tasted fine. The nurses were very friendly and were very competent at their job.

Of course, I was there to be treated for cancer, so it really was not like a holiday. But at least it was not the traumatic experience it could have been and I am grateful for that. I am home again now, after also having the MRI scan made of my brain today, and I am in good shape. Tomorrow morning I have to go get one more chemo treatment and then I have to wait eighteen days until the next ones. All my blood levels will have to be good for me to be able to do the next series. During the second ones, the radiation therapy will start.

I really am in fairly good shape, mentally as well. I have physical pain, but the pain medication works pretty good. There usually is some blessing to count and as a rule I feel real good at the end of the day. I make sure that I take advantage of that.


Rob-bear said...

Well, this is almost wonderful news. It would have been wonderful were there no cancer, but not everything is working right now. I'm glad that things did not go poorly, and that you were not sick, and that the pain medications still work well. And you're still able to write!

IIt seems you are all right for the shape you're in!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

VioletSky said...

Yes, what Rob-bear said.
Glad you felt up to giving us this update!

Friko said...

You are a very brave lady. I am rooting for you with all my heart.

Anonymous said...

You are quite amazing to be able to find something positive in every one of your experiences! That's a wonderful trait to have at all times, and so very necessary right now.

Maggie May said...

So glad that things are going well for you!
Keep up the good work!
Don't be surprised about *chemo brain* which is a condition following chemo when everything gets fuggy and you can't think clearly. It does pass!

Love & hugs
Maggie x

Nuts in May

laurie said...

the less trauma the better! i'm glad it was easy.