Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Day 60 of 100 Days of Good Karma.
I left the house this morning unsure if I would be allowed to do chemotherapy today. I was sick yesterday and I thought my blood counts would show I wasn’t healthy enough for chemotherapy.
But, just in case, I put on the numbing cream (my own this time) and took my anti-nausea medicine.
At the last minute I put on my battle gear for the day: A lovely charm bracelet sent to me by a friend of my mother’s.
I thought the message on the charm was appropriate, since all I could do was show up for my appointment and hope.
The bracelet turned out to be a lucky charm, because chemo round six is done! That means I’m 50% done with this round of medicine!
Six more treatments with this drug, then on to the second drug chemotherapy drug.
I still don’t feel completely awesome, but I do feel better than yesterday. I hope whatever hit me on Monday passes soon and I’ll get back to feeling normal again.
As normal as possible anyway.
Today’s silver lining: That I was even allowed to do chemotherapy at all.
I know that sounds weird, that I want to do chemotherapy. Cancer treatment is funny like that. The only way out is through and I want to avoid as many delays as I can.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
ps. If you’d like to join us on October 4, 2014 for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk, you can register as part of our walking team“Save a Life, Grope Your Wife!”. Or if you don’t want to walk, you can support our efforts with a pledge contribution. The money raised through the Race will fund vital education, screening and treatment programs for underserved women in our own community and support the national search for a cure.
I hope to see you out there!