Welcome to my new shiny blog! The bugginess of Caring Bridge was killing my techy hubby, so he spent his Christmas break building this fancy beaut for me! I will continue to use Caring Bridge for the care calendar (found under Ways to Help–Planner) until if and when we find a better solution. My fave thing about Caring Bridge is the comments and love, so please! keep that coming.
Sorry it has been awhile! Turns out chemo does suck and sent me into a 3 day black hole followed by a week of quarantine, all to do it all over again. Yesterday I had my second infusion. I had the same tingling reaction as last time, but was able to just monitor at home and not go into the ER. This time it came on more fast and furious, but meant that it lasted 12 hours instead of 18. Win! No one really knows why it is happening, I am just the “lucky” one I guess. Insert eye roll here. Happy to report my heart is OK though.
Infusion day is counted as day one. Day two, is typically a good day because you still have all the steroids working. Day 3-5 blow. Last time it was the fatigue that hit me the hardest. I thought first trimester pregnancy tired, was bad…ha! Day 7-10 my white blood count got down to almost zero, therefore having NO immune system I was forced to be in quaratine. Which as you can imagine is a joke living with three tiny germ bags. Then you do it all over again.
My hair started falling out in GIANT chunks on Monday. Which Tennyson will tell you the story, or maybe she already has, or maybe she told one of your kids at school this week that Mommy was screaming and punched the bathroom wall and screamed “dammit”. Your dang right I did, T. Sigh. This is a rough one for me. But alas, it’s depressing as hell watching your own hair fall out so Brittney Spears circa 2007 I will be by this weekend I’m sure.
Thank you all SOOOO much for all the love and support. And a special thank you to Headwaters for all the amazing meals and the ridiculously generous donations to Farmhouse Delivery. We are so looking forward to all the local, organic goodies delivered. One million thank you’s!!!
Entering day 3 tomorrow, so back in my hole I will go.