Shaved my hair!

Shaved my hair!

Santa and Joshua

Santa and Joshua

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Finished my first week of chemo!

Well I guess I got through my first week of chemo fairly unscathed. The first day was definitely the worst. Today was about the same as yesterday. No nausea, just very tired. 2 more days of chemo this week, not sure if I have chemo on Labor Day Monday, so maybe I will have 3 days off. It will interesting to see if I get any strength back from a couple of days off.
Starting watch a movie on TLC called Crazy Sexy Cancer, about a girl who found out she had cancer at 31 and made a documentary. I may fall asleep since I haven't been up past 10 in a while.
I better log off, talk to you all soon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First day sucked, today wasn't so bad.

Hey everyone, first off thanks for all the comments we enjoy hearing from everyone. I will have to show Michelle how to post, in case there are days I just don't feel up to it. Such as yesterday.
Chemo was about 2 1/2 hours, and was concidered to be a short day. I think it was so long because it was my first day.
They decided to switch one of my drugs do to my the fact that I am concidered to already have conciderable hearing loss. I was suppose to be given Cisplatin, which apparently can be bad for hearing. Instead they switch me to a "sister drug" call Carboplatin, which won't be so bad.
My schedule isn't as bad as I thought it would be (for chemo anyways). I go for 3 days, every 3 weeks for 4 cycles. So after tomorrow I won't go for chemo for a while. My radiation is 25 treatments, 5 days a week for 5 weeks. yuck.
So, anyways, yesterday I received Etopicide also called VP16 by the nurses. Today I received VP16 AND Carboplatin, and then tomorrow I will just receive the VP16.
Unfortunatly yesterday after getting home I was very nauseous, took my anti nausea pill (compazine), but 4 hours later, I still threw up. I then slept for the rest of the night.
Today they gave me some anti nausea med in my IV and it seemed to really help, and today they said could be worse, because I was taking 2 meds. But, no nausea today, just tired. Hopefully it will get easier day by day.
Ok, thats it for now. TV show Big Brother is on. Gotta go watch.
Love you all.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I start chemo/radiation tomorrow

I feel more anxious than scared to start my treatments. I pray that this will rid of any cancer cells left behind after my tumor was removed 4 weeks ago. It seems so long ago.

I feel alot better than I did last week, but still get tired (exhausted) from what seems to be so little. I will continue to rest and hope I regain my strength a little day by day. I may be even more tired though from my treatments, so we shall see. Wish me luck.