Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Feeling good...

Ahh, I've felt sooooooo much better the last few days, it's like I'm in a different world. Although today was the first day that I noticed my hair is starting to shed a little. Is it weird that it made me smile? I read somewhere that someone felt relief when their hair fell out, as if it was a tangible sign that the chemo was working. Maybe so. I say why cry when you can smile? Ask me how I feel about it in a few weeks when you can see the sun shine on my head.
Other than that, I was supposed to get my port put in today but my oncologist called and said my white blood cell count was so low that they were postponing my chemo and surgery a few days. I don't mind!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Terrible tooth pain, mouth pain, arm pain, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, fatigue...

Chemo sucks. One down, 11 more to go. And I actually thought for a minute that it might not be so bad. Ow.

Friday, April 11, 2008

First Chemo Sess...

'twas yesterday. How am I feeling you ask?

Too tired to finish this blog, how about that! At least no real nausea yet, though I can feel it creeping around the corner like the village pervert.

I'm gonna go zonk out now, I hear today and tomorrow and possibly the next day are the bad ones.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

First chemo in t-2 days...

I awoke with a pinched nerve, yet another obnoxious pain to have to deal with. Seriously, is the cancer not enough? Anyhow, after a visit to Dr. Wonderful, I have been scheduled to begin chemotherapy on Thursday morning. I'm more anxious than nervous, I really want to get started already. They have an arsenal of anti-nausea drugs ready for me, which is my number one concern. Let's hope it's not too bad...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

We're Married!

What a fantastic thing to say! We decided to have a lovely small ceremony with family before going through hell for the next 6 plus months. It was in a beautiful chapel at the Wynn and I'm thrilled with how everything turned out. It was so good to get away for a few days before starting treatment. And it coincided perfectly with our 3 year anniversary! It almost didn't happen - I was hospitalized with a bad flu/bronchitis combo and was only released the day before we were supposed to leave. To think I felt so lousy and pukey days before, but when the time came to leave for Vegas, I felt great! We got everything together and we are now husband and wife! We might have the big wedding in a year or two but honestly I don't even feel like I need it now. Being together is just splendid.
Now it's time to get serious about getting better. Surgery to put in my port will happen sometime this coming week and chemo the day after. I just want to get it all over with already! Let the chemo honeymoon begin... and as soon as it's over we are heading for a tropical paradise for sure!