And I was presented with a lovely little bouquet of daffodils at RRCC for Daffodil Days.
And Sarah escorted me to chemo this time so we knitted and visited, and I took a good nap.
Then we returned home to find a wonderful dinner delivered by neighbors Debbie and Joe, all warm and ready for us. What better way to brighten one's day!
So from my January 10th diagnosis to my fourth chemotherapy infusion on March 22nd feels like such a long journey, but it feels so rewarding as well. Up until now it has been an uphill climb. But now, to know that I am half way through the eight series of chemo, feels so good; like I am over the hump and headed down hill just coasting along with the flow.
It took these eight weeks to understand the roller coaster of chemo and get a feel for which are the good days, and which are the not-so-good days. It seems like I should have figured this out much sooner, but the need to log each time I take my meds just to help me remember when I can have more has also helped to provide a journal of how I've felt and when, and then pinpoint it all back to the last chemo . This has all helped me to see that there is a routine I can now almost rely on.
Of course, I just finished the first series of drugs which were the Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide. Now I get to look forward to something new, the Taxol (aka Paclitaxel, or Onxal), which could mean new or different side effects. So while that does pose a bit of anxiety for me, I figure it can't be much different than what I've already experienced, there just may be different highs and lows of a roller coaster, or so I can only guess.
That was all yesterday. Then today Mark and I returned to the Cancer Center for my Neulasta shot. But before leaving the house, cousin Terry called to see if she could see me today. So we set up a lunch date at Mary's Pizza in Rohnert Park, and Bob was able to join us too on his lunch break. We had a nice long visit and just hung out there for a couple of hours. Terry delivered a bag full of CELEBRATECOURAGE pink breast cancer bracelets from her daughter Jecca. I have plenty, so if you haven't received one yet, be sure to remind me.
This completes two days of feeling the love and feeling good. And those cancer cells are continuing to be blasted to smithereens.