Chemo Day

I haven’t posted today’s update yet because it’s a chemo day and I figured I’d wait until later. I’ll get started though because I’m bored and killing time

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East Coast Cravings

The last few days since being in here I’ve been working hard to try and keep my weight up. Overall I can’t complain about the hospital food because honestly any time I don’t have to cook for myself is a treat.

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Keeping Up

I have definitely begun to start feeling some of the effects of my treatment so that is making my daily posts a bit more difficult.

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Odd Day

Today has been odd. I woke up feeling pretty good aside from being a bit dehydrated. No headache, no pain, just a bit tired. Breakfast was quite yummy and afterwards I did some walking in the hall for about a km.

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So Far So Good

I had my first set of chemotherapy yesterday so I was definitely nervous for what today would bring. In pharmacy school we learn all about the possible side effects from the many different anti-cancer drugs. There are so many it’s nearly impossible to keep straight.

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First Day of Treatment

Today officially started off the treatment for my leukemia. I am currently getting some more cryoprecipitate (plasma) to help with my blood clotting ability because my fibrinogen is low. Later on today I will be getting the first of many lumbar punctures and starting my chemotherapy regimen.

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Baby Steps Forward

So far this process has been a lot of sitting around and waiting for answers, running tests, and keeping me comfortable. With not much moving forward it is definitely easy to fall into denial.

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