2 cycles of chemo down. Doubled the dose and man, did it knock me down or what! I don’t know that I’ve ever felt as sick as I have the past few days. Gosh it’s been miserable. BUT. I think I’m on the upswing… again. Boy am I thankful for all the help, especially this week. Karen and Amanda came in this past week to help us out (and visit, of course!) while I did this next round of chemo. It’s just so nice not even having to set an alarm in the morning. It gives my body a chance to heal more completely.
My Papa was telling me when he did his radiation, that it changed the way things tasted to him and I was very thankful that one passed..nope. What food tastes like now is awful. I seriously had NO idea that that happened. I’m hoping this is one of those side effects that doesn’t last me the next year or two because it’s pretty miserable. I can’t even describe what it does. (And over the course of a few days that it took my type this all up, that has sense subsided, thank goodness!)
Optune is going well overall. I think about 10 people have asked me what it was, and I was so happy to tell people all about my alien cap. I’m so surprised with myself. Sometimes I find myself staring at someone and screaming in my head “ASK ME! DO IT!” Sure, It’s not a cure, but anything that can slow down or kill cancer cells is worth trying. The not so fun parts? Everything else. Lugging it around and being attached to it pretty much 24-7. Surprisingly, having michael shave my head every few days doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would! I think it has to do more with the fact that I just really love the 6 hour break from my cap every few days and it’s guaranteed time together so I can shed some hair for that.
I was hopeful that I could wear a wig over it but it makes the optune device overheat, which makes it beep and not work so I’m only able to wear a wig or consticting hats when I’m not wearing optune (so not often). Loose fitting hats have been my saving grace although I’ve been walking around with nothing over it more often than anything else.
I wish I could say that I’ve been feeling great this whole time. I was hospitalized again last weekend and was released Monday. I was extremely nauseas the whole weekend and wasn’t able to keep anything down for about 36-48 hours. They aren’t exactly sure why I got so sick which is why we are headed back to our out of town doctor tonight for a day of scans and appointments tomorrow. I’m asking that you please please PLEASE continue to send prayers our way. With so much unknown, prayers are what get you through something like this.
In the midst of a crazy weekend and being hospitalized, the Lord reminded us again that we are on the right path. After we checked into the hospital (which is apparently a Christian one), we went to our room and saw a plaque on the door saying that the room was furnished by our church! There were a lot of rooms so I thought that was pretty neat to end up in that