Well, as we start week 2 of the second round of treatments, I have been feeling pretty good. Had treatment on Tuesday and went in on Wednesday and Friday for hydration. Wasn't really too nauseous, but felt a little blah every day. I was still able to eat and drink every day, so that was good. I was nervous about this weekend as that's when the mouth sores set in last round. They did cut the third drug about, so this time I had no major mouth sores, just some sensitivity and tingling of my tongue from my prior radiation.
The kids and I went down to Rhode Island to Mom and Dad's for the long weekend. It is easier for them to take care of all three of us down there since we all have a bed to sleep in. Dad took kids to four different playgrounds on Saturday and to the pet store to look around while Mom and I took naps. We just hung out for the afternoon and relaxed. Sunday, Dad took me into Boston for another 2 liters of fluid and then we went to Jen and Dan's for a cookout in the afternoon. Was fun letting the kids all play together and enjoy some fresh air. Jen made homemade guacamole that was to die for as usual. It is weird what you may crave while getting chemo!!
Monday, Mom took me in for more hydration. Amazing how much better I feel when I have fluids on board!! Dad went with Jen and Dan and the kids to Roger Williams Zoo. They had a great day despite the heat. Thanks, Ah-Ooh, D and Pa!
We had an early dinner and headed back to Natick to start the week. I have blood-work and hydration on Wednesday and to touch base with the doctor. Hopefully my white blood count or red blood count has not gone too low. This week should start my upswing for feeling good.
I have a scan on Monday, June 7th and meet with some of the docs on my team on Wed., June 9th to decide how to proceed. Depending on what the scan shows, we will move on with Round 3 of chemo or go to radiation and chemo, I guess.
Guess all in all, things have been fairly well tolerated, other than my one bad week. One positive is that it only takes my 5 minutes in the shower now......not much hair left to wash!! And even though I may be bald, Cameron keeps telling me I am beautiful and that's all that matters!!
Love to all!!!