I haven’t written a post in a while. After the LLS fundraising competition I truly needed a break from writing and putting myself out there. While it was so rewarding to do something so good, it was definitely tiring (I still haven’t had a chance to send thank you’s to all the wonderful people who donated). Now that it has been a couple of weeks I have had time to rest, recharge, and focus on myself a little more.Continue reading “Rantings and Ramblings”
My first round of maintenance therapy began on Tuesday. This is a big milestone but also just another small step toward getting back to normal-ish.Continue reading “Let Maintenance Begin”
You’re going to want to read this!!Continue reading “Cheers!”
This last week has been a busy blur. At least busy for covid standards. I started round 8 of treatment and this began the start of my new chemotherapy.Continue reading “Put One Foot in Front of the Other”
Today I had a repeat bone marrow biopsy to determine whether or not the treatment put me into remission .Continue reading “Biopsy 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”
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.
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.Continue reading “East Coast Cravings”
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.Continue reading “So Far So Good”