First chemo went smashingly well on Friday, March 18th. Sneaky sun of a gun.
The following day we attended a beautiful Celebration of Life for dear friend and cousin, Denise Emery. -- We called each other sisters-in-law, since our husbands grew up almost like brothers. We came home with both daughters and all their families, and Christopher was so wonderful to take family photos of us all out on the deck. I knew I might be losing my hair, and wanted to beat it to the punch. We haven't really done this, except for wedding photos, and I never seem to get the exact combination of immediate family when we do. Got some fabulous ones. Here is just a tidbit I stole from Christopher's contact sheet, so it doesn't quite show the beauty of his work. Man, those littles are hard to contain at the same time.
|My wonderful family|
Then a lovely dinner here with everyone and Sarah and Chris off to their nearby home and Barsuns to do a sleepover. Everything was peace, and quiet, and innocence.
Of course we called the doctor and I was taking all the meds the sent me home with after Chemo. I was to start an antibiotic in case of infection and we would see if Tylemol would control the temp, which spiked from 99+ to 104. I know this doesn't sound bad, but with chemo, they watch for anything over 100.5
- Monday wasn't much better.
- Tuesday the bowls came out, but I could lift my head and navigate to the bathroom on my own -- walls are very helpful.
- Wednesday it felt like I might survive, but still very nauseas, fever up and down, hard to drink or eat anything, Tylenol and then more. But the end seemed to be in sight. And we drove into Oncology for labs so they could see how everything was - a little anemic, but white & platelets all within normal range.
For those for who have suggested beads and spikes, or some such thing for the liver, I'm not a candidate. At least not yet. My cancer is too spread out in the liver and those are for something more localized. So if we can knock this thing, and there is a pesky one, or few fighting to the end, we can consider this treatment.
AND a Cardiomyopathy warrior!!!
• I AM STRONG • I AM HEALTHY • I AM LOVED •