Friday, August 3, 2012
Its been about as good of a week as possible this week. We have laughed a lot and told a lot of good stories. Lisa & I were saying yesterday how we don't ever get this much friend-time so it has been great - as long as we can forget the reason we are getting that time!
Luckily the treatments haven't made me feel sick this week - just very tired but with no kids here I have been able to go to bed early & sleep late - doesn't do much for my Olympic watching but something's gotta give right! So I've been able to eat a couple good meals each day & that has also helped me feel stronger & more able to take the treatments.
We are rolling along with the last one of this cycle now. Its not quite real in my mind yet that I may have only 7 left. Sometimes that 7 feels like I will never be able to do them all & then most of the time that 7 feels like a walk in the park compared to where I have been. Right now, assuming we don't do the final 7th round, I'm thinking I will finish probably Labor Day week. That means I'm starting to plan travel for the fall & winter which makes me feel like my life will be back to normal -- and that is a great feeling.
I am sure it will take several months after chemo to feel normal again & have hair & get all my energy back, but the path to that is within reach! Finally.
After today, I will have had 35 treatments of chemo, 4 blood transfusions, 1 platelet transfusion, 2 surgeries, countless injections & who only knows what else. Its a lot to go thru no doubt but I have every confidence with every fiber of my being that after the final 7 treatments this cancer is gone from me entirely. I am certainly not in fear of it returning - instead I am looking forward to fully living the life I love!! Its a good spot to be in!
Thanks everyone for the notes and visits and cards this week - I keep saying this but it helps tremendously. it really does! If anybody wants to come with me on the 16th of August, I am looking for a volunteer.
We are just hanging out this weekend, going to enjoy each other's company, cook some good food & relax!!