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!