It is soooooo nice to be able to cross number 5 off the list! Two more infusions actually feels manageable. Chemo went pretty smooth today. We had a difficult time getting a blood return on my port but the nurses at the infusion center are rockstars and managed to get it working. There’s medication that we could’ve used but it’s always my preference to leave the unnecessary meds out.
The chemo has started to take a toll on my body. I notice the chemo effects are lingering longer and seem to hit me harder than they were a few months ago. However, my niece visited us on my “rest” week (no chemo week) and I felt great! We were able to get out and play in the sunshine every day!
In other news, I finally had to chop the hair off. It’s super thin and looked like a nasty rat’s nest. I’m so grateful for my amazing hair stylist who came in on her day off to fix my hair. She is a freakin magician who made an ugly rat’s nest look amazing! It’s still coming out quickly. I’m pulling out all of my head coverings, investing in a few head wraps and might end up having to shave it. However, I’m not as upset by this as I was initially. By the time I have to shave it (if I do end up having to shave it) I’ll be close to being done with chemo and it’ll begin to grow back. At this point I’m kindof interested in seeing what I’d look like with a shaved head. 😉
A few of you have asked what the next steps are after I finish chemo. As of right now, I won’t need to go south for a PET scan since my last one came back cancer free!!! I’ll need to do a CT scan to see what my lymphnodes look like, make a plan to get my port removed and check in with my oncologist every few months to keep an eye on things. There might be a few other tests and procedures since my oncologist and I are still working on our plan.
I’ll also be working out like a madwoman (need a walking/slow running partner? hit me up!!) as I try to lose the weight I gained while on my meds. I’m now up to my highest weight and am pretty sure it’ll continue to go up until I’m finished with this. I’m ready to get back into shape and maybe even running!!!!