Chemo: Round 2

Yesterday was round 2 of chemo…half way through my treatment!  The day went without any problems.  All the drips ran at full speed and I didn’t have any complications.  We were done earlier this time because the IV drip was faster.  It was nice to be there only 3 hours.

We spent the time reading and playing cards.  It was nice and peaceful.  We didnt’t get to see the therapy dog, though.  I was looking forward to seeing Charlie.  Maybe next time

Just like last time, I had trouble getting to sleep last night.  I was up very late and then awake early.  I am realizing I am having familiar feelings of sluggishness and foggy thinking.   The drugs also cause a horrible taste in my mouth that doesn’t go away for quite a few days  no matter any amount of drink, food or brushing my teeth.  It isn’t strong, just very vague and annoying.

Today,  I had my shot to boost my white blood cells.  This shot causes aches and pains in the large bones of the body; mostly the hips and thighs. Praying this time will be different.  The Dr. said it is usually worse the first time because there is already “enough” WBCs  in the bone marrow and when it tries to make more it causes the aches. So, this time isn’t suppposed to be as tough.  I pray this is true.

I am praying for rest tonight.  Also, for this round to go as well as last time.  I pray for no nausea, sickness, headaches and  stomach/GI problems.  I pray I will be able to eat within the next week and keep my energy up.

Thank you for the cards and messages of encouragement.  We apppreciate your prayers and ask for you to continue praying.  We are uplifted and strengthened by your support.

Resting and Believing!

2 comments

  1. Keisha says:

    Hi Steph,

    I only realized what was happening in your life when I clicked over from FB to have a read. Thank you for sharing your journey and glorifying the Father even in the difficult things you are facing. I so appreciate your influence in my life when I was younger (I have sweet memories of you hanging out with me the morning of my wedding) and you continue to lead and inspire. You are real and vulnerable and have such a lovely heart. I prayed for you today and will continue to. Big Hugs.

  2. Mom says:

    I know baby today (Sat) is not so good. You are tired and can’t sleep. God is with you and so am I. I love you and your angels are all around you protecting you. Rest and I am here for you. Luv, Mom

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