One year ago today I received my diagnosis that I had B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. One year ago my world completely changed and turned upside down. One year ago I went from a caregiver to a patient.Continue reading “One Year Cancer-versary”
One of the things you have to do once you become a widow is to start the process of going through everything that was left behind. Up front are the logistical things such as bank accounts, bills, loans, arrangements, etc. Later it becomes about the physical things. Clothing, shoes, electronics/ gadgets, sentimental gifts, and so many little things you wouldn’t think of.Continue reading “Memory Quilts”
I’ve been putting off writing this blog post for a couple weeks now. My heart and my head feel like they are drowning.Continue reading “I Don’t Know Where to Start”
I’ve had quite a lot of writers block this past week as I started my first round of intensification treatment. I like using my blog to keep everyone updated, but it is also a good therapeutic outlet for me. Writing allows me to get my thoughts and feelings out of my head and sharing them usually helps to ease some of my anxiety.Continue reading “Vulnerable”
I haven’t written a blog post in a while because it’s honestly been some of the hardest few days of my life. Let me get you caught up.Continue reading “Still Here”
Today did not go quite as planned. Doesn’t mean it was all bad though.Continue reading “An Unexpected Day”
I haven’t written a new blog post lately because it’s been a rough week. I’ve been so worn out and I didn’t even know it was possible to feel this kind of fatigue.Continue reading “Fatigue”
As the title suggests the last few days have felt quite long and I have not had the mental stamina to keep up with sharing with all of you.Continue reading “It’s been a long couple days”
This morning started off just as crummy as the last two. Still had issues with with my blood pressure being too low but this evening that all seems a world away this evening.Continue reading “Little Victories!”
Sorry for my silence the last day or so. The lows are finally starting to hit and I’ve had a rough day. Some of my meds can make you have to go while others make it harder to go to the restroom. They try to manage with laxatives but it is a balancing act.
This morning the I was finally able to go but not without a lot of pain (I apologize for the TMI but there’s no better way to explain what’s going on) losing all the fluid has messed with my body. They have been giving me fluids all day long to try and get my blood pressure back up but I can’t really stand more than a minute without feeling faint.
So today begins some of the downward trend of good days as my body gets hit by the chemo. I’ve basically been resting in bed all day. It took a while but I was finally able to eat a little toast and Jam and feel more comfortable in bed. The only way to describe it is 100% pure exhaustion. I can barely keep my eyes open even while typing this.
Please bare with me as I navigate these more difficult days. They say that this next week will be one of the harder ones as my counts continue to drop.
Well that’s all for now as typing isn’t the easiest when you keep falling asleep. It’s even hard to stay awake for Kevin Bacon in footloose! One of the greatest movies ever.