Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23 Update

Today I got my 7th chemo treatment.  Only 1 more to go.  I am beyond excited about that.  But we will get to that in a minute.

I started this morning seeing Dr. Gupta.  He was very pleased with my blood work and how things were going.  He told me to continue to give people a hard time (doctor's orders) and to remember to listen to my mother.  Mom really enjoys when he says that.

The treatment this time went about 3 hours.  I was really tired when it was over.  Not sure if it was the Benedryl or sitting in one position for that long.  Needless to say I have been resting this afternoon.  Before we came home we celebrated this chemo treatment with a Big Mac and a chocolate chip frappe from McDonald's.  I haven't had a Big Mac in years and I have to say it was pretty tasty.  The chocolate chip frappe was too.

So in two weeks I not only get my last chemo treatment (woo hoo),  it will be my 44th birthday.  As the  lab tech said last Friday when she realized my birthday was coming up and I told her it was my last chemo treatment too, "It will be the day for 2 celebrations".  That is how I intend to look at it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9 update

Today was the day of my 6th chemo treatment.  I was very thankful that the heat wave finally broke.  It will make recuperating much easier.

I started out the day seeing Dr. Gupta.  He is very pleased with how I am progressing.  We did discuss the tingling/numbness I have been experiencing in my feet and left hand.  It is a common side effect with the new round of chemo I am on.  Dr. Gupta decided to dial back the amount of chemo I got this time and told me to take either vitamin B6 or B12.  Since either one would work, I purchased the B complex vitamin which had both in it.  I figured it couldn't hurt.  I also found out my red blood cell count had gone up to 9.8.  I was very happy about that.  Dr. Gupta told me whatever I am doing to be sure to keep it up.  Mom and I also asked Dr. Gupta if it was ok if I had fair food (somebody had warned us against it).  He said if I liked fair food, to go for it. :)   (For those of you reading my blog not from my area, the County 4H Fair started this week)

My actual chemo treatment went pretty well.  I slept through a lot of it.  I had told Mom before we went  that if I did start snoring to be sure to wake me up.  I didn't but at one point she did wake me up because I had my mouth hanging open.  She said it looked like I was ready to catch flies. :)

After we left we the hospital we ate at Dairy Queen.  I celebrated my 6th chemo treatment with a Peanut Buster Parfait!  It was yummy.

I am very excited that I only 2 more chemo treatments to go!  Woo Hoo!