I started radiation today and then came home and slept all afternoon. I got up when my husband got home, had a bowl of cereal, showered, and now I’m back in bed. This will be a short blog tonight. Just wanted to give an update. The chemo from Wednesday has kicked my butt more than I expected. I’ve had nausea, diarrhea, and major fatigue. I’m just waiting to ‘wake up’ already!
On Thursday, my birthday, I was thrown a huge surprise party! My family and friends got me good! I have never been gotten before but this time I had absolutely no clue! They threw me the surprise party at the little restaurant my husband was taking me too. And there they all were! It was so much fun! I forgot about all my tiredness, aches and pains…if only for a few hours. The room that we were in had karaoke going on so people would sing to me. lol It was a blast! I ended up having 2 really weak margaritas, I wasn’t supposed to….but hey, it was my birthday. Then I made sure to drink lots of water to flush it out.
I got a lot of nice gifts too…one if which is a laptop desk that you lay in your lap…using it now and I love it! Got some Holy oil that I have been using everyday…praying for a miracle. I got some money, books, candles, nail polishes, wall art, water bottles for hydration, and a decanter with the cutest little glasses for my port wines. I felt so incredibly loved that night. People came from far away on a week night just to see me. Thanks to everyone…I love you all soooo very much and I appreciate you all!!!
Since then I have been sleeping a lot. I can’t seem to keep awake for very long and when I am awake, I’m very sleepy. My body feels like it has run a marathon…and I won! lol
I sure hope my body adjusts quickly to this new medication and I can get back to living normal, or pretty close to normal. I’m glad I won’t be getting chemo brain again either. Ugh…that is rough.
Well just wanted to give a quick update on how I’m doing since starting treatment. No worries…I’m hanging in there! But I’m going to bed now. Night.