Hey friends! It’s been a few days since I’ve updated everyone on how things are going. I’ve had numerous texts, calls, message asking how I was doing this first full week after treatment. Everyone has such different reactions to chemotherapy, you never know how it’s going to go.
Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve actually felt absolutely great since about 4 days post treatment. As I said in my last update, Wednesday (treatment day) was pretty rough, Thursday through Saturday were better with very little nausea and just a massive headache. On Sunday, I was able to get a migraine med, and all was right in the world again. It’s been over a week and I’ve not had to take a single pill of anything since that migraine med a week ago!
I worked from home all week this past week. …Let me pause to say that I am blessed to work for the most understand leaders and for an amazing company. They have been nothing short of amazing as I’ve been managing through this. If it weren’t for my low immune system, I would have been fine to go back to the office. (Clint would keep me in a bubble on regular lock down right now if he could ❤ ). I know that many people don’t have the luxury to work from home as needed during treatment. Like I said…I’m truly blessed and extremely thankful.
Tuesday evening, I decided to repaint my office after work. Ha! So, Sara and I knocked that out, and now it looks so much better! When we determined I would be working from home a good part of the next several months, Clint set in motion to finally make my “idea” for the office come to life. So, we had a built in desk and book cases installed Wednesday night. Clint and I have been working every night to paint, sand, paint, trim, caulk, and then more of the same to get it done. We are almost there…and ready to rest! God bless my husband…he puts up with my continuous home improvement projects every year and makes them happen!
On Saturday, we spent the day a lovely day with family eating fried crappie (YASSSSSSS!!!), visiting and playing cards. It was like a blast from my childhood. I remember so many weekends of family dinners and cards around my grandparents’ little dining room table…but they were some of the best times! (The only person missing was Dad…it would have been a perfect day if he were there with us.) I went to church on Sunday. We sat in the very back corner, with my mask on so as to minimize my opportunity to encounter other people’s germs. AND THEN…they announced we would be doing communion. Communion! Why ya gotta be testing me like that, Jesus?!?!?
I went to work at the office today. It was so good to be face to face with my team again. I was a little worried about fitting in to my work pants this morning, though! When we went to Chemo Class, the facilitator said they don’t worry as long as patients don’t lose more than 2 pounds per week. Bwahahaha…joke’s on him! I wonder how they feel about patients gaining 2 pounds a week??? I’ve heard mention that you’re likely to crave foods similar to those you craved during pregnancy…well, I’m screwed…I gained 50 pounds with Sara. I’ve got to get some self control, because the only thing that sounds good after treatment is a Junior Cheeseburger from Sonic (OMG…seriously, so good!). I have no excuse for the two weeks between treatments…but whatever.
I’m gearing up for treatment number two this week. They are going to use a different nausea med that morning and add a hydrating IV bag to my combo that day…hoping for a little smoother first night compared to last time. Aint’ nobody got time for that! Until then, I’m staying focused and positive. I feel good; I’m sleeping like a rock; I’m not feeling any crazy side effects yet. I really feel like myself, with normal energy and attitude. So, all in all, I really can’t complain. 🙂 More to come!