• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 88 (Chemo Round 10: Life Doesn’t Stop)


    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Day 88 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I started out the day tired. Between hot flashes at night and a certain red haired boy plagued by nightmares I didn’t sleep much the night before Chemo.

    But I dragged myself into the infusion clinic anyway where my labs looked good and they proceeded with treatment.

    My friend Monica accompanied me, and we took turns yawning the whole time.

    Whether it was the fatigue or the ongoing drug therapy (or both) I laid around for the rest of the day.

    The steroids didn’t so much wake me up as put me in a state of exhausted restlessness.  My legs tingled and twitched and I couldn’t sleep until almost 1am.

    Then a certain red haired boy had another nightmare for the second night in a row.

    Nope… Life doesn’t stop for cancer treatment.

    Today’s silver lining:  Ten treatments with this drug done.

    Two more to go before moving onto the next set of drug treatments.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!


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5 Responsesso far.

  1. Mom says:

    It took a long time for Tripper to finally sleep in his own bed when he was young. Dad used to get upset cuz Tripper would take up sooooooo much room. But Mommy was there. Then another one would decide to climb into the bottom of the bed and Mom didn’t really have any room to sleep. It was fun times! Love ya, Mom

  2. Tammy Fowler says:

    A few months ago, I realized it was time for my yearly mammogram. Every year, it seems to follow the same pattern: have the mammogram, then a few days later, receive a phone call telling me that additional images are needed because of an “area of concern.” The additional images always reveal that it is my fibrocystic breasts again causing concern for nothing. There is always a question of whether insurance will cover the diagnostic mammogram as it does the screening one. Plus the worry and hassle associated with returning a second time. So I was tempted to skip my screening this year. After all, aren’t some doctors now questioning the need for a yearly screening and saying that every other year is sufficient. And then I saw your blog where you shared your diagnosis. And I thought of my other former USA co-workers who have battled breast cancer. And I decide to have the mammogram after all.

    Sure enough, a few days after the screening mammogram, I got the call saying they needed me to come back for further images and ultrasound of my right breast. I had that appointment this week. But this time, they said that one of the cysts has changed and now has uneven borders and calcifications. They want to follow up with a needle biopsy and a stereotactic biopsy. The doctor says it is a “low suspicion” of being anything malignant. Still, I am very glad I decided to go ahead and get my yearly mammogram.

    My silver lining: friends who though their own trials and stressful situations are able to encourage others to proactively take care of their health. Thank you, Meghan, for this blog and your willingness to share your story.

  3. wendy says:

    Yay! Two more treatments!

    You are an inspiration. I also got a mammogram and ultrasound after learning of your diagnosis, as you know. The stress of it all and the endless questions of ‘why are you here? You’re so young”. It’s infuriating. We have to be our own advocates for our bodies!

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