So far I’m feeling quite exhausted but knock on wood, no nausea or vomiting yet!! The first day of chemo I got a nausea med in my IV that lasted about 40 hours but I passed that milestone with nothing to report. I’m religiously taking my pill every 8 hours, including a 1:30am wake up call.
The next three days will be telling so continue to pray! I will handle fatigue all day so long as I’m not throwing my guts up. I take the steroid through tomorrow and the nausea medicine through Sunday for this round (then as needed, if needed).
One more day of radiation tomorrow at 7:15am and then a much needed break for the weekend to get some solid sleep!
If I’m feeling ok tomorrow, we are going to grab my wig. I’m told it’s, “fabulous!” I’m told my hair will start to go at any point come that week and a half – two week mark, so the clock is ticking. Lots of emotions as I love my red hair but now that I’m in the thick of this fight, I’m getting better perspective that it’s just hair and it’ll come back. Plus I don’t have to shave my legs for a long time, big bonus!
Today also marks 5 weeks post surgery, another big milestone. I’m moving around so much better, walking pretty normally at this point. With getting the needle out today for chemo, I stand a chance of sleeping on my side for the first time since surgery. For those of you that are side or belly sleepers like me, having to sleep on your back for 5 weeks is torterous! These are the small wins that keep you going.
Thank you for your continued prayers & positive thoughts, I’m really feeling them. Keep them coming. Sending so much love to all of you!