Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First Chemo this Thursday

I just got the call from the chemo nurses (paperwork went faster than I thought!). My first treatment will be this Thursday morning at the infusion center at Northside Forsyth. I've been told it might take 3 to 4 hours. I should be done in time for radiation at 2:00 (my rad time got switched). It will be a long day, but I've been there done that, and it's doable.

The nurse asked if I would like to have some nausea medicine called in. I told her my first round I tolerated the chemo pretty well and she replied, "Oh well, this should be a breeze then!" Since it's a third of the dose I took before, I'm anticipating very minimal side effects. We'll see . . .

I know a lot of you have responded to my mom's recruitment of volunteers - Thank You So Much! I am realizing how this cancer is becoming a blessing in lots of ways, especially how overwhelmed I am with the love and support of everyone. Julie, you got it right when you said the ripple can be a good thing! I love you all, too!!!


Marty said...

I love your positive attitude!!! Are there any side effects from the radiation treatments? Keep those great thoughts coming! Please let me know if you need anything! Do you want any visitors during chemo? I can bring you some heavy metal music to listen to! :-)

Alisha said...

That's the spirit girl :) Who would have even thought you would have tattoos?? lol I'm glad you have it underway, its one giant step towards getting over it! HUGS girl!