Experiences

Fighting Fatigue

July 12th, 2019

Mood: Frustrated 😥

This last week was pretty rough on me…..my fatigue was pretty bad and I was getting a lot of headaches. I finally turned a corner yesterday and I am feeling much better now.

I have been wanting to update my blog but I have simply not had the energy to work on it. I am still working full time, thankfully from home, so after after working a full day and doing a few things around the house I have been exhausted in the evenings. I am praying that the fatigue really will get better once I am on the new chemo drug which I will start on next Thursday.

Hope you all are having a great weekend! 💕

Experiences

Blood Tests

July 11th, 2019

Mood: Hopeful 😌

My probiotics are working! I started taking probiotics daily after my White Blood Cell count was so low a month ago and two weeks ago my WBC was almost normal and today it was normal!

I was talking to the tech about my fatigue and once we had the results back he pointed out a few numbers to me and said “that’s why you are so tired!” Nothing terrible in my numbers as it is to be expected at this point.

Hopefully my next phase of treatment will prove to help my fatigue get a lot better as my oncologist stated….fingers crossed!

Experiences

Exhausted

July 7th, 2019

Mood: Exhausted 😫

Matt & I went to our favorite park this morning and walked 1.75 miles in about 34 minutes…it was exhausting for me, but it felt good at the same time. I am very happy that we went while I felt like I had the energy and it definitely showed me that I have a bit of work to do to get back to where I was last Fall. I will get there, not pushing it just little by little.

Bone pain is starting to flare up from my Neulasta injection last night so I am resting tonight. I will get some more blog entries caught up when I can, too tired tonight.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy long weekend!! Love to you all! 💕

Experiences

Good News

July 6th, 2019

Mood: Excited 😄

Out and about with sweetie! I got some good news from my oncologist yesterday….this is my last Neulasta shot, no more bone pain….yay!

A few treatments in with Taxol my fatigue should disappear as well and Taxol will not effect my White Blood Cell count! I will still need to be cautious but I can resume a normal life for the most part…double yay!!

Experiences

3rd Chemo Treatment

June 20th, 2019

Mood: Normal 🙂

I had my 3rd chemo treatment today. They had a problem with my port but after letting some liquid sit in the line for about 30 minutes they were finally able to start my treatment.

I decided to be super brave and wear a wig to my treatment today….

Experiences

Blood Tests

June 13th. 2019

Mood: Normal 🙂

Hi! I am still feeling good since my last treatment a week ago! I have had a little fatigue but nothing terrible.

I went to my oncologists office this morning for bloodwork. A few things are low, mainly my white blood cell count so she suggested that I wash my hands more and wear a mask if I am in a store. I won’t wear a mask in public so that answers that problem.

Experiences

Shaving My Head

June 9th, 2019

Mood: Sad 😭

My sweet, amazing husband shaved my head this morning. I knew it was time when I woke up because the hair on the back of my head was hurting. I don’t know how else to describe it…

I couldn’t watch while he was shaving my head and I haven’t been able to bring myself to look in a mirror yet. We agreed that other than my first surgery, this has been the most difficult and traumatic step of my journey.

I am numb but OK…

Experiences

More Hair Loss

June 8th, 2019

Mood: Sad 😢

Even more hair fell out today. I have a feeling that it won’t be long now until I have Matt shave my head. This is heartbreaking to say the least, but it does mean the chemo is working, so I need to hold onto that! 😔

Thoughts

Life

June 7th, 2019

Mood: Hopeful 😏

So true, but now I realize this more than ever….I told Matt tonight that it is time to make a list of the places we want to travel to, places we have never been; because we don’t know what the future will hold and I want to see and do as much as I can in the coming years.