Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support too...it takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,
Monday, April 5, 2010
A few people were worried because I hadn't posted in a while. Sorry for that! Last round of chemo went really well, and I've actually been quite busy. I'm still a bit bruised from the port, but it made the chemo infusion easier. I had a few days of not feeling great, but not exhausted like in the past. I didn't even need to nap. I made it to our second Passover Seder on Tuesday, and it was really nice to get out. Although I don't always feel like it, I know I need to get out to see friends, and get my mind off cancer for a while. Some days I feel like I'm drowning in it. But now I feel pretty good, and will try to get stronger before the next round. Probably 3 more to go. I'm getting neuropathy (numbing in fingers and toes), and I'm worried how bad that will get. My doctor seemed ok with it if I can still do up buttons...what if I can't?! My hair stubble is still falling out, but at the same time, new hair is also growing in. And I finally gave up and shaved my legs this weekend. Doesn't that suck! You'd think if I have to be bald, at least I'd get a break from shaving.
We spent a day at a friends cottage over the weekend. It was great to get away from the city and just relax. Lake Simcoe was covered with ice still, making very cool sounds as it melted and broke up.
We also hired a nanny. Thelma started last week. My house is really clean! I was definitely less stressed with her here, so I hope it works out.
Thanks again for all the comments.