chemo day 2

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.

XOXO,

e

14 Comments

  1. Sarah
    January 9, 2017

    Thinking of you! Sending you lots of love tonight.

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  2. Lana
    January 8, 2017

    We’ve all got loads of love & support to offer so just lay it on us!! Hope in the suckiest #cancersucks #chemosucks moments you can feel all the love & support surrounding you and holding you up. HUGS

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  3. Ann Sager Pfluger
    January 8, 2017

    I love your humor and writing Erin… here’s to doing it way better than Brittany did 💋 Think and pray for you errrday!!!!

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  4. leahbrooke
    January 7, 2017

    You are a Phoenix rising!! I love you so.

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  5. Adelle Brownlee Brewer
    January 7, 2017

    Hi Warrior Woman.. Angie shared your picture with me today. You are beautiful. I have wondered many times what my head would look like if I shaved it. I have looked at my baby granddaughter’s head, who looks exactly like me at her age, and said what if? YOU my dear, have a gorgeous skull, to go with your sparkling eyes and contagious smile. Thank you for being the mirror and for your bravery. You are truly a Warrior Bad-ass Woman. I love you Erin! <3

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  6. Lindsey
    January 6, 2017

    You are beautiful. Hugs from Bastrop.

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  7. Peggy
    January 5, 2017

    2 down! Time is moving and you are two treatments closer to full recovery! I love you so.

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  8. Emily
    January 5, 2017

    Love the new site! Great job Garrett! Thanks for the update….can’t even imagine what its like to see your hair coming out in chunks! I’d be banging the walls too! You are beautiful with or without and just imagine how excited you will be when it begins coming back. Love and Hugs Warrior!

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  9. Erinn Cain
    January 5, 2017

    Hey, shaved heads are the new thing! And you’ll still be one hot momma! Love you so much! You’ve got this! 👊🏻

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  10. berlinorbustblog
    January 5, 2017

    I love the shiny new website and am so thankful for the update. The hair loss sucks for sure but just think of it this way, you now get to rock beautiful scarves and headware or not. And my response to how you will look “pulling.them.off.” Love you Erin!! Sending love and positivity❤❤

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  11. Kim Hunziker
    January 4, 2017

    I’ve been thinking about you. Sending you strength.
    P.s. you are so gorgeous. With or without the hair. More focus on your pretty eyes and beautiful smile. 💗

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  12. Renee Thompson
    January 4, 2017

    Sweet Erin, My family is praying for you and all your loved ones! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You are so loved! Renee

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  13. Robina
    January 4, 2017

    Sparkly and new!
    2/16 done and done! You are such a badass! We’ll be waiting for you when you come out of the hole. (I like to imagine you pulling the “porn star” blanket off of you and emerging like Ace from the rhinos ass in Ace Ventura 2)
    Lots and lots and lots of love to you and your family.

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  14. kirsten
    January 4, 2017

    Thank you so much for the update – it’s so appreciated by this friend from afar.
    love love love youuuu.

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