Sunday, May 20, 2012
3 down, 4 to go
Yep that's right! Finished the 3rd round (or 6th cycle as they count it in oncology world). Woohoo. After the severe nausea & stuff mid-week things got better during the last round. I got my 5th infusion Saturday morning & was home by noon! Life moves at a different speed altogether in the hospital. Minutes are hours & hours are days. I'm sure for those working there saving lives that's not true. But for those sitting there getting chemo it is! I don't regret my decision to do this past week as an inpatient. I don't know if I will go the inpatient route aagin though. So if I was counting I have now had 21 total infusions. I have 28 to go. That sounds pretty damn manageable to me! Tomorrow I get to go to the dentist. Yuk. And get my blood checked. Yuk. And get my neulasta shot. Yuk. And go to work. Yay. But I'm expecting my blood work to be fine and will ensure that the nurse who draws it prays before she sends it in again. In fact I may ask for the same nurse who got me the great results last time! And as much as I don't like getting shots I'm coming to see the neulasta as enabling me to stay on schedule. Makes it easier to get the shot! And, ey, I have pain pills for the back pain it causes so it's all good. We had a low key weekend not really doing much of anything. That was perfect! We watched Free Willy, Eri & I got our nails done (thanks Mimi!), we ran a few errands, made chocolate chip cookies & homemade strawberry ice cream. I bought the girls nerf water guns at Target & thoroughly enjoyed watching them play with them. So tomorrows big task is to get packed for our trip! I have to pace myself (new concept for me) so I'm trying to knock out a couple things a day so we are ready to fly to Miami Wednesday night! I can barely even imagine 6 days at the beach with, God willing, no doctors or hospitals. To say we, all 4 of us, have earned it may be my biggest understatement yet!