Well here it is again, the day before treatment. The timing is unfortunate but if it means getting past it, then I will joyfully walk in tomorrow for the third in what we hope will be my final series of four chemotherapy sessions. Just one more remaining: Scheduled for Dec 11.
I feel great and last week I worked a normal week. It feels good to almost be myself again, and in a routine.
The only side effects to report from recent days would be the rash raising its ugly head again. It really never left but remained at bay until Friday. I had a mouth sore and was itching all over.
When you have irritations like this occur, you tend to get down to business in finding a solution. I have a special mouth wash that I started using three times a day. Then I began taking steroids to beat back the itching. At night, it was Benadryl to help with sleep and itching. Oh, and oatmeal baths.
So here it is Tuesday night and I think I can report the mouth sore is gone and the itching has diminished to a minimum.
My goal for Thursday, “turkey day” and the day after treatment, is to lay low until late afternoon. My aunt and uncle will be here to visit and we will go over to my sister’s house.
With Zofran and steroids on board I should be OK if a little weak. Friday is always better and in fact, I go to work on Fridays and work most of day. This Friday I will simply be with my family.
I feel truly blessed and thankful! This Thanksgiving takes on a new meaning.
6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving takes on a new meaning this year”
Hey girl! Although the journey is often difficult, I am so happy hearing about the predicted outcomes–sooo promising! Your healthy habits and good attitude must be a big factor, so pat your self on the back! You have much to be thankful for at this time. Roger and I (and Max) are thinking of you and staying thankful that you are so blessed!!
Oh, my dear, I hope the beauty and meaning of Thanksgiving survived the trauma of Saturday’s carrying on. Regardless, may the peace that passes all understanding be with you now on this new beautiful day and alway
Thinking of you and your family Laura. We so often take things in life for granted. You remind us of how very precious each moment is. Much love to you and yours this Thanksgiving! You are in my thoughts and prayers, Beth
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hang in there. Only one more. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
It great to hear from u! We r thinking about u! Love u as always. But seriously- r u rooting for bama or auburn. I think ur a bama type of girl. But just want to ask. Good luck and keep living.
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