First, GOOD news……we found out on Friday that I am BRCA negative! Long story short, but this means that my cancer is not known to be from a genetic mutation and therefore not hereditary. What this means for me: the doctors won’t be coming after my ovaries when all this is over and we don’t need to worry about my children (and all other blood family relatives). Collective sigh of relief…..
I got super sick this week and have spent the rest of the week building up my strength and trying to gear up for my next infusion coming up on Tuesday. Day 8 after infusion I became violently ill and spent the night on the bathroom floor. My docs are puzzled as to what happened. Seems a bit late for a chemo response. Could have caught a virus or bacteria from leftovers, we will probably never know. With white counts as low as mine (close to zero) things that would cause no one else to get sick, can make me sick. Oh lucky me (insert eye roll). Someone please send Ebola suit, there have got to be some left on eBay from the outbreaks of 2014 out there!
I officially “Britney’d it” last Friday. For all you couples out there struggling, I highly recommend couples head shaving. Much cheaper than counseling too. We spent the evening in our bathroom where both our boys were born, listening to Hollis’s birth playlist with the electric clippers. The experience was actually incredibly empowering! Garrett said to me before we went to sleep that night “you really haven’t lived until you’ve shaved your wife’s head.” I agree babe, I agree. Glad to have this hurdle over. And one cancer silver lining, which I’m always looking for: no leg or armpit shaving! Be jelly gals, very jelly.
We are having a quiet, cold and rainy, one kid weekend over here. Hope you all are snuggling too!