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|| My WORST weeks yet ||

#3 got me. HARD.  I got sick to my stomach several times. I was nauseous for almost 2 weeks. I could barely drink water. My back hurt so bad that I couldn’t even look down. Then I got the most INTENSE sore throat that I couldn’t eat solids for 3 days, barely eat yogurt. I lost 6lbs and my white blood cell count didn’t increase as expected. I was “healthy enough to infuse” *barely*. So I went through to #4. I’m telling you friends and I’ll tell you again, chemotherapy is NOT for the weak. I also was deflated as I met with my radiation oncologist on 3.8.18 and was told that they recommend radiation. Although I my lymph nodes came back negative and my tumor is under 5 mm, they still recommend it. I had a total of 5 tumors and when you add them up it totals over 5 mm, my cancer cleared only .5 cm from my chest wall, & my type of cancer is pretty aggressive. I just sat there with tears rolling down my face. But the good news is this will decrease my chance of reaccurance from 25% down …

• 2 weeks in the life •

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Cancer is a full time job, appointments every day, calls, concerns, no energy. Fun times.I thought I would lay out what my weeks look like during my infusion weeks and my off weeks. Here we go.......Monday: blood work, expansion fills (BIG needle)
Tuesday: chemotherapy (4-5 hours)Wednesday: cocktail of anti nausea medication Thursday: immunity shot & anti nausea medication Friday: immunity shotSaturday: immunity shotSunday: immunity shotMonday (chemo off week): immunity shotTuesday: immunity shot & therapist appointment Wednesday: immunity shotThursday: immunity shotFriday - Sunday: no needles!! ...... and then I all starts again. Ugh.